This program is not yet accepting applications, as the program's budget has not yet been finalized. Please contact the Program Director listed below for more information on when it is likely to open.
May 12 - 25, 2020
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
This program to Korea and China will visit three cities of Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong, and three world-class universities: Seoul National University, Central University of Finance and Economics and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Seoul, a dynamic city, has been the capital of Korea for 624 year since July 1392. Beijing, an ultra-mega city, has been the center of China for over 3,000 years. Hong Kong is a global financial hub, and a tour and shopping destination with an unique administrative entity in China. Students will use these three gorgeous cities and universities as their class rooms for two weeks to explore family life, consumer experiences, and culture in Korea and China.
Particular topics of study will be family relations, healthy food and school menus, fashion and consumption patterns, older adult care, traditional and contemporary culture from UNESCO World Heritage sites and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from clothing to K-POP.
Visiting sites and experiences in these three cities of two different countries will provide students an important opportunity to compare and contrast family relations, food, clothing and culture, and to better understand family and consumer issues from the cultural and global perspective.
For a draft of the program itinerary, click here!
- Visit the three gorgeous cities of Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong, and enjoy UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Experience a school lunch program and enjoy a K-pop show in Seoul.
- Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City,and the Great Wall, and enjoy Beijing Duck in Beijing.
- Enjoy the Peak, meet a panda and visit Senior Citizen Safety Center in Hong Kong.
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.
For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students will enroll in FAM 475: Family, the Consumer & Culture in Korea and China (3 credit hours).
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in hotels for the duration of the program. Some group meals will be included, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.