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  • Locations: Gwangju, South Korea
  • Program Terms: GI - Winter, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 07/03/2019 08/03/2019 24/06/2019 20/07/2019
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
Study level: Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program type: Global Winter Programs
About your Experience
Chonnam Summer School

Program details
  • Host institution: Chonnam National University (Korea)
  • Program dates: 24 June – 20 July 2019
  • Availability: 20 exchange places (20 tuition and accommodation waiver places) and 5 full fee-paying students
  • $3000 New Colombo plan grants available for eligible students!

A unique opportunity to experience Korean culture first hand and gain credit over the RMIT winter break! Experienced scholars from Chonnam National University (CNU) and other prestigious universities around the world will guide students through a truly intellectual experience with a range of intensive courses taught in English. Cultural activities include a visit to a Korean Folk Village, Calligraphy Classes and a Temple Stay. Check out the video from 2018 here.

This short-term program will be particularly attractive to students from the RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Science and the College of Business, running during the Melbourne winter semester break; this will allow students to complete one or two undergraduate electives or core courses outside the main semesters.

  • All RMIT undergraduate students
  • GPA 2.0 or above (first year students must have an ATAR of 70 or above)

Academic / course details at Chonnam National University

CNU offers over 20 courses to choose from, across a range of disciplines. Each course is 3 hours a day, 4 days a week over a 4 week period.
Students can choose to take one or two courses

The full course list for 2019 can be downloaded at Course list.pdf and includes:
  • Contemporary History of Korea
  • Economics and Development in Asia
  • Digital Journalism
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Korean Listening and Speaking 1

Academic credit at RMIT

This is an opportunity for you to gain credit for your degree during the RMIT semester break.
  • The exact credit will need to be discussed with your RMIT Program Coordinator. You will need to complete a study plan as part of your application as per the application process below.
  • Each course is 3 Korean credit points which has been assessed as equivalent to 12 RMIT credit points.NOTE: this program is part of a reciprocal exchange agreement; if selected you will enrol into EXTL placeholder courses for which you will pay tuition fees to RMIT.

Program cost
Chonnam has waived the following costs for 20 RMIT students
  • Tuition fee (600,000 KRW)
  • Housing (400, 000 KRW)

Additional costs to consider (but not limited to):
Tuition fees
These continue to be paid to RMIT (under current fee arrangement e.g. HECS-HELP etc)
  • Fees will be charged in line with the amount of credit approved. Expect to pay the same for a 12 credit point course as you would here
  • See more information about RMIT fees here
Program costs
These are costs charged by the host uni for any associated costs like field trips, university social events etc
  • Application Fee (100,000KRW)
  • Cultural excursions (600,000 KRW)
  • Insurance – non-refundable (50,000 KRW)
  • Pick-up at Incheon airport – non-refundable  (50,000KRW)
Living and travel expenses
Everything else! Travel and day-to-day costs varies depending on the country and how much you want to see / do.
  • Flights
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditure
  • See this website for a comparison about the cost of living at your destination
 ** Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more detailed information, please refer here
Chonnam offer twin-share, on-campus housing in their Student Residence Hall.
  • 20 accommodation fee-waived places available for RMIT students (value of 400,000 KRW)
Cultural Activities
The program also includes cultural excursions:
  • Welcome and Farewell party
  • Gwangju Tour
  • Korean Folk Village & Temple Stay
  • Korean Clothing Trials & Calligraphy Class
  • Trip to Seoul
  • Gwangju 518 Memorial Park
  • Home Stay/Home visit
Application and selection process
STEP 1: apply via Mobi by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button above by 7 March 2019 
Your application must include:
  1. Your RMIT school-approved study plan. See here for more information about seeking study plan approval.
  2. A statement of purpose about why you want to participate in this program and how it will benefit you personally and academically.
STEP 2: Successful applicants will then be nominated to the host institution
STEP 3: If nominated, you will then be contacted by GEO, who will advise you about the next stage of your application. You will need to complete an application to the host institution by 22 Mar 2019

For Winter 2019 the following grants are available:
  • $3000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) government grants available! For Bachelor or Bachelor (Hons), Australian citizen students only 
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

RMIT contact
Scott Duncan
Global Mobility Advisor (Short-Term programs)
Phone: +61 3 9925 9980

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