Summer in Seoul Excursions




There are many amazing excursions built into this program! Here’s a quick run down of the kind of excursions you can expect to experience on your Summer in Seoul, South Korea program (subject to some change):

University & CISabroad orientations:

As part of your CISabroad program students have a Comprehensive Academic and Cultural Orientation in Seoul with your SIte Director, Sehoon. This will take place with both groups (Sogang & Kyung Hee University), so you will get the change to meet & mingle! 

Both groups will also have separate academic & campus-specific orientations with your universities. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the campus, get acquainted with your new home for the summer, and meet other students on your program!

Orientations are mandatory and should be attended! You will learn plenty of important program information.

Seoul City Tour!

South Korea has everything: the longest subway system in the world, one of the most efficient writing systems, large and abundant forests, AND the world’s fastest internet connections (Take that, Netflix lag!). Seoul is a “dynamic city” that, according to Lonely Planet, “mashes up palaces, temples, cutting-edge design and mountain trails, all to a nonstop K-Pop beat.”

Learn about the iconic and bustling country capital on your city tour! Both universities will host a city tour, which will be on your program schedule. Bring your cameras for this excursion!


K-Pop Dance Lesson:

On this excursion, you will learn how to move to the beat of K-pop music! This musical genre, consisting of electronic, hip, pop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea has seen a growth in the US market, too! We’re excited to show you some of K-pop’s best moves. If you’re not a big dancer, no worries, this is just for fun – not competition! Bring your dancing shoes and your sense of adventure!


Tongin Traditional Market & Jeongdong Theater Performance

The Tongin Market is definitely a Seoul site to see, with over 70 stalls and shops, take-away street food, and vendors of every day goods. The best part is that you can make your own Korean style lunch box by exchanging yeopjeon (brass coins) for freshly prepared market food! Read more on the Tongin Market and Korean lunch boxes in this article.

After you have your lunch at the Tongin Market, you’ll head to the Jeongdong Theater to watch a traditional Korean musical!

Between the Tongin Market & Korean musical, you’ll be able to experience modern and traditional Korean culture in one day – a fun and memorable experience for you!


To connect with other participants and see student photos from Seoul, South Korea, head to the CISabroad South Korea Facebook page!