Republic of Korea: Exploring Business and Culture of Dynamic Korea
This study away course focuses on broadening students' global perspectives in business and culture in Asia using an illustrative example of South Korea. Students will examine how South Korea, one of the Four Asian Tigers (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore), has developed into and become one of the G-20 major economies in the world. Students will learn about well-known corporations such as Samsung, Hyundai, LG, POSCO by visiting companies and their manufacturing facilities. In addition, students will experience Korean traditional culture by visiting numerous cultural and historical sites under the UNESCO World Heritage such as Changdeokgung Palace and Bulguksa Temple as well as participating in various traditional ceremonies. Finally, students will explore Seoul, one of the most vibrant, dynamic cities in the world.