Summer 2018 Study Abroad Program to South Korea
One-day exchange program with North Korean defector students & Two-week summer program in South Korea.
Summer Program Information Powerpoint presented on September 22, 2017
Duration: January 24, 2018 & June 24, 2018–July 7, 2018
Theme: “Korea in the 21st Century: Past, Present, and Future in the Age of Globalization.”
Professor Jisoo M. Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor Miok Pak (email@example.com)
What is the political, cultural and economic meaning of the 38th parallel to Koreans living in the South and the North? How did it become such an impenetrable border when it was intended to be a temporary line back in 1945? How did the border affect Koreans before and after the Korean War? How did this division affect the economic growth and how is the economic situation different in both countries? How do they differ in in their culture? If reunification were to occur, do you think it would be possible for North Koreans to successfully integrate to the South Korean society? This program visits various sites in South Korea and use the border as a lens into exploring four main themes: Korean identities, division, reunification and economic difference between two Koreas. These four themes were reflected in readings, discussion, on-site lectures, and site-visits. The program participants trace the transnational processes of modernization, imperialism, colonization, the Cold War, decolonization, and neoliberalism that have shaped and continue to shape Korean identity and culture.
January 24, 2018
Visiting various sites in South Korea.