Since its establishment in 2007, more than two thousand students from around the world have participated in the SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER (previously ISP, International Summer Program) Program to learn, experience, and enjoy an unforgettable summer of academics, activities, and long-lasting friendships.
SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER presents a unique opportunity for students to experience academic life at Seoul National University, Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER's intensive six-week summer program taught by distinguished SNU and visiting faculty members offers its participants the chance to learn in depth from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a variety of topics ranging from economics and business management to history, politics, sociology, and arts. SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER also provides courses on Korean language and traditional arts for students wishing to learn or advance their Korean language abilities while becoming immersed in Korea's contemporary and traditional culture.
The SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER team is committed to creating a "home away from home" experience at SNU for students participating in the SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER program. From the moment of applications to students' return trip to their home countries, the team provides a one-stop service, answering and assisting each students’ needs at every stage. During the program, the team is supported by more than fifty assistant staffs, most of whom have years of experience managing the SNU GLOBAL SEMESTER program. The team works closely with resident advisers and teaching assistants and give ready assistance whether it’s needed in the classroom or at the dormitory.