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EMU: Teach and Learn in Korea (TALK)
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter
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Winter 2021 10/15/2020 10/17/2020 TBA TBA
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Language of Instruction: English
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Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: Other
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Teach and Learn in Korea (TALK)

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Check out this video of one student's incredible experience!​


Course(s): SPGN 401 or 501 International Teaching (Students can take additional courses online while abroad such as: LNGE 202, LNGE 223, LNGE 242, TSLN 488 or other online courses to maintain minimum required credit hours.)
Credits: 6 credits available. Consult Dr. Koh.
Eligibility: Open to juniors and seniors. A minimum of 50 credit hours completed as of Fall 2019 required. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel. No Korean language skill required. Students will be interviewed for this program. 
Program Fee: See budget
Program Overview
Spend a semester or year teaching in and discovering South Korea. After participating in a month-long NIIED Talk and Province of Education orientation, you will teach three 40-minute classes a day in the afternoon in a rural elementary school for a school program subsidized by the Korea Ministry of Education. You will have travel opportunities and meaningful work, which will be a great addition to your résumé.   

South Korea is known for its ancient traditions and serene countryside as well as round-the-clock action in modern, high-tech cities. Enjoy hiking in the mountains and forests of national parks or explore one of Asia's largest economies, Seoul. With vacation days built into the program, you will have opportunities to create your own adventure.

Program Highlights
  • Receive round-trip airfare reimbursement 
  • Earn a monthly stipend (approximately $1,400-$1,500 USD)
  • Receive a one-time settlement fee (approximately $280 - $300 USD)
  • Cultural Excursions by the Province Office of Education 
  • Live in a furnished studio apartment
On-Campus Meeting Dates
There will be at least one mandatory on-campus meeting date prior to the departure of this trip. In addition, students will be required to take a TaLK preparation class in January. Dates will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Instructor Information
Myung-Sook Koh, Ph.D. is a Professor in EMU's Department of Special Education.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and many EMU scholarships may be applied to the tuition and fees for this approved program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on how to use your financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of studying abroad. Find information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad at

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