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South Korea

Teach and Learn in Korea / EMU-TaLK

Term To Study: Academic Year 2014-2015
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2014
Program Starts: Aug 02, 2014
Program Ends: Jul 31, 2015
Major 1: Education
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $800.00
Link 1: EMU Tuition and fees
Program Locations: Seoul
Contact Name: Professor Myung Koh
Contact Email: mkoh@emich.edu
What is Included: The program fee is $800 each semester, $1600 for full year program. Students unable to participate in a year program will apply for one semester for WINTER. Winter Program fee is $800 plus tuition and fees for 12 credits.

Your benefits
-- Monthly 1500,000 KRW (about $1,300–1,500 a month)
-- Housing
-- Round-trip airfare
-- Health insurance
-- One-time settlement allowance
(travel costs will be paid by the Korean Government)
What is not Included: -- EMU University tuition and fees (12 credit hours UG, 6 credit hours Graduate)
-- Program fee: $800 each semester
-- Passport and visa
--tuition and fees (financial aid is applicable to this program).
Estimated Costs: Students may choose to travel and explore Korea on their own, and with new friends. Independent travel is not included in the program cost. For tuition estimates view the EMU tuition calculator.
Program Description


EMU, in cooperation with the Korean Ministry of Education TaLK program, offer EMU students the unique opportunity to spend a semester/year in South Korea. Dr. Koh of EMU's College of Education will teach the preparatory classes for this program and provide online support and coursework during your stay in South Korea.

The Program:
- The admitted participants will take a preparation course in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students, prepare lesson plans, and learn about Korean culture.
- Teach English in elementary school in rural area of Korea for three hours a day in after-school program subsidized by the Korean Ministry of Education.
- Explore Korea.
- The fall semester requires a one-year commitment to this program. You will be registered for International Teaching (6 credits) in the first semester and International Teaching II (6 credits) in the second semester.
The teaching majors will have 3-5 weeks student teaching waived, or, you can do student teaching in Korea after 10 weeks of Michigan student teaching.

- No Korean Language skill needed.
- Students must be accepted into the program.
- Must maintain program course registration for 6 UG credit hours each semester for two semesters..
- Each semester program fee: $800 includes CMI insurance at no additional cost to you. For more on the policy see the health and safety pages on the main Academic Programs Abroad website.
- Must be a junior status: students must have two years of university education (a minimum of 47 credit hours).

Financial Benefits (You'll be paid!)
- Monthly Stipend (About $1,300–1,500)
- Housing (One-room studio style, furnished)
- Round-Trip Airfare
- Health Insurance including EMU's CMI premium policy
- One-time Settlement Fee

Students will be registered in SPGN 401International Teaching I (6) and SPGN 402 International Teaching II (6) for 12 credit hours for the year. EMU financial aid is applicable to this program.
Students who can commit to only one semester apply for Winter, however, a one-year commitment will have priority in admission.

Quick Facts

Population: 48860500
Capital: Seoul
Per-capita GDP: $ 32100
Size: 99720 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 09:00 hours) Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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