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STP | Summer in Korea (Chonnam National University)
Gwangju, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: GI - Winter,
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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline Program type: Global Winter Programs
Time of year: Winter
About your Experience
About your Experience
Chonnam STP 2018Program details
  • Host institution: Chonnam National University (Korea)
  • Program dates: 27 June – 23 July 2018
  • Availability: 30 exchange places (20 tuition and accommodation waiver places and 10 tuition fee waiver only)
  • 20 x $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. See here for more information about the program, including its cultural activities. Check out the video from 2016 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 mid-semester break; this will allow students to complete one or two undergraduate electives or core courses outside the main semesters.

Eligibility
  • 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 2018 is here and includes:
    • Business Ethics
    • Economics and Development in Asia
    • Digital Journalism
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Data Analysis 
Academic credit at RMIT
This is an opportunity for you to gain credit for your degree during the RMIT mid-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 RMIT students
  • Tuition fee (600,000 KRW) – 30 places available
  • Housing (400, 000 KRW) – 20 places available
Additional costs to consider (but not limited to):
  • Application fee (non-refundable): 100,000KRW
  • Airport pickup (non-refundable): 50,000KRW
  • Cultural Excursions: 400,000KRW
  • Insurance (non-refundable): 50,000KRW
  • Flights
  • RMIT tuition fee
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditure
 ** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please see here.
 
Accommodation
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 will occur twice a week:.
  • Welcome and Farewell party
  • Gwangju Tour
  • Korean Folk Village & Temple Stay
  • Korean Traditional Cooking, Clothing Trials & Calligraphy Class
  • Trip to Seoul
  • Gwangju 518 Memorial Park
  • Home Stay/Home visit
  • Boryung Mud Festival
Application and selection process
STEP 1: apply via Mobi by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button above by 20 March 2018 
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 30 Mar 2018

Funding
For Winter 2018 the following grants are available:
  • 20 x $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
Philippa Scott
Global Mobility Advisor (Short-Term programs)
Email:
global.shortprogram@rmit.edu.au 
Phone: +61 3 9925 9980
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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.