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  • Locations: Gwangju, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Enrollment Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Student housing
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Program Strength: Business, Communication, Health Science, Korean, Political Science Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Chonnam Summer Banner

Study in South Korea for the Summer!


Experienced Scholars from Chonnam National University and other prestigious universities around the world will guide you through a true intellectual experience. Student participants can take up to 6 credits during the four-week period and also experience Korean culture through program arranged excursions.  


Gwangju, Korea's sixth-largest city, may look like any other city but its history sets it apart: in 1980 a peaceful pro-democracy demonstration, known as the May 18 Democratic Uprising, was put down by the then military government and remains a strong part of the identity here. Gwangju also has a long history of harbouring artists and this is reflected in civic support for the arts which is witnessed through the regular exhibitions and performances. Korea’s developed transportation system makes travelling to other parts of Korea fairly simple.

Chonnam normally offers Appalachian 10 scholarships significantly reducing the cost of the summer program.  To be considered for a scholarship students must complete our Chonnam application and the corresponding scholarship application by midnight on February 17th.  The scholarship application will be made available to students once they start a Chonnam summer application (click on Apply to get started). 

Academic Calendar

  • Summer Semester: June 28, 2020 to July 24, 2020 (arrival 6/28, housing check-out 7/24)

For more information about the academic calendar and the structure of the program please visit the Chonnam summer program webpage.


Chonnam will place visiting students in an on-campus dormitory. Students will pay the Chonnam housing costs to Appalachian. 

For more information about housing please visit the Chonnam website.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Summer 2020 W/ Chonnam Scholarship (Feb 17 deadline) Regular Cost
1Chonnam Program Cost 750,000KRW ($630) 1,750,000KRW ($1470)
2Chonnam Application Fee 150,000KRW ($125) 150,000KRW ($125)
3OIED Program Development Fee $200 $200
Intl Health Dev Fee $60 $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day $1.45/day
1The Chonnam program cost includes tuition, housing, excursions, airport pickup, and Korean medical insurance.
2The Chonnam application fee is non-refundable.
 3The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
Airfare $1500 - $2200 
1Personal Expenses $300 - $600
Meals $200 - $400
Books and Materials $50
Local Transportation $50 - $100
Visa (for US Citizens) $0
Passport $150
2Personal Travel and Spending $150 - $300
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

Students must be taking at least 6 credits during the summer to be eligible to apply for summer financial aid. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


Each summer Chonnam offers a range of courses taught English.  For a list of Summer 2020 course offerings please view the Chonnam summer website. Please note that courses are subject to sufficient enrollment and won't be confirmed until students have applied.  It is recommended that students have a backup course selection.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Chonnam program will be required to enroll in 3-6 credits for the summer. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.