Rice in Korea

Rice students in Seoul - Gangnam Style

Join us for Rice in Korea, a six-week summer study abroad program in Korea's capital Seoul, lead by CLIC lecturer Dr. Eun Young Oh. While in Seoul, Rice students will be immersed in the language and culture through homestay or campus living, excursions, community service experiences, and meetings with local language partners. During the six weeks, students will take KORE 301 and 322, taught by Dr. Oh and a local instructor from our partner organization in Seoul. Both courses carry Distribution group 1 credit. If you have completed KORE 263 and 264 or have been placed into KORE 301, you are eligible to apply.

Rice in Korea Facts

Prerequisites KORE 263 & 264 or Placement in KORE 301
Location Seoul, South Korea
Program Dates Mid May - June, 2024
Courses KORE 301 & 321 (both carry D1 credit)
Applications Open November 15, 2023
Application Deadline January 21, 2024

See below for more important dates.

Estimated Program Cost

Expense Rice Students Pay
Tuition* $7,200
Airfare (estimated Houston - Seoul) $2,000
Daily Lunch $400
Local Transportation $250
Books and Supplies $50
Personal Expenses $500
Sub-total $3,200
Total $10,400

*Tuition includes:

  • 6 Rice credit hours
  • Accommodation with a host family or university dormitory for 6 weeks
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner for 6 weeks)
  • Local/regional excursions
  • Language partners
  • Community engagement

Some financial aid is available.

Learn about financial aid options at this link: Rice in Country Financial Aid

For more information consult with the Faculty Leader, Dr. Eun Young Oh (oh@rice.edu).)

Fall Information Session

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Info Session with Financial Aid

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Application Period

November 15, 2023 - January 21, 2024


Spring Information Session

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Decision and Scholarship Notification

February 16, 2024


Acceptance Deadline

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Deadline to drop Rice in Country Courses

March 10, 2024


Pre-Departure Orientation

April 23, 2024


Rice in Korea

Mid May – June 2024