UIP is an international summer program designed for foreign
students who want to learn Korean culture, history, society,
business as well as Korean language. The program consists of
a broad range of classes and excursions. Participants visit a
wide variety of historical and cultural sites around Ulsan and
other cities in Korea. On top of them, the program includes field
trips to industrial complexes as well.
UIP equips students with a broad understanding of other cultures. It helps participants respect and accept people with unfamiliar backgrounds. Since participants come from all over the world, students share a wide range of cultural interests, backgrounds and traditions.
The main topic of the UIP is 'The Tradition & Industrialization of Korea'. The geographical location and economical role of Ulsan give participants an unmatched opportunity to explore Korea’s rich past and cutting edge present. Ulsan is called “The Industrial Capital of Korea” due to the vast volume of exports of world-leading corporations. In 2007, the city accounted for 17.1% of all national exports. Automobile, shipbuilding and
petroleum industries represent the bulk of Ulsan's economy. Ulsan is also a home of the largest automotive, shipbuilding, and petroleum refinement factories in the world.
The ancient and historic city of Kyung-ju is only a 30 minute drive from Ulsan. Kyung-ju was the capital of the Silla Dynasty from 57 BC to 935 AD. Many cultural heritages including royal tombs and temples have been well-preserved. Come to Ulsan where the past and the present intertwine to
form the unique culture, that is Korea. A once-in-a-lifetime experience is waiting for future global leaders.
Ulsan, officially the Ulsan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's seventh largest metropolis with a population of over 1.1 million. It is located in the south-east of the country, neighboring Busan to the south and facing Gyeongju to the north and facing the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east.
Ulsan is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart of the Ulsan Industrial District, which is home to the world's largest automobile assembly plant operated by Hyundai Motor, the world's largest shipyard operated by Hyundai Heavy Industries and the world's largest oil refinery owned by SK Energy. In 2008, Ulsan had a GDP per capita of $63,817, the highest by far in South Korea. It would have been the world's third wealthiest economy if ranked, being richer than Norway, Singapore, United States, Hong Kong and Switzerland.
The city hosts the K-League football club Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i (Ulsan Hyundai Tigers), who, after the 2002 FIFA World Cup, relocated from their former stadium in Jung-gu, which is now a municipal ground, to the Munsu Stadium, which hosted several matches during the 2002 World Cup. Ulsan is home to another soccer team, Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, which plays in the Korea National League. It is also home to the University of Ulsan
With a successful completion of the program, participants are granted 4 elective university credits.
During 4 weeks, participants experience many different aspects of Korea such as sitting on the floor during meals and sleeping on the floor at night. We recommend that participants familiarize themselves with Korean culture by surfing the Internet and making Korean friends at home to better prepare for life in Ulsan. For those who are less tolerable toward other culture, the UIP is a splendid experience to broaden their views. The program includes a one-night stay at a Buddhist temple, and a four-day visit to Seoul; presidential place, Asan hospital of the UOU medical school (arguably the largest in the world) and observatory tower for North Korean border.
A maximum of 4 UNCP students may participate in this program.
Tuition 2,000,000 Won-Waived for exchange students
Room and Board waived for exchange students
UNCP Medical Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance (approximately $8 USD)
UNCP Application Fee-$50
Payable on arrival
Mandatory Registration Fee 150,000 Won (approximately $150 USD)
Insurance Fee 30,000 Won (approximately $30 USD)
UNCP students are responsible for paying their individual flight costs to Ulsan (USN). However the Center for International Programs will be happy to put you in touch with an international travel agent to assist you with arrangements.
A valid US passport is required for this study abroad. Students are responsible for obtaining their passport prior to departure. For more information on applying for a US passport please see the Study Abroad Coordinator.
This is an approved Study Abroad program through the Center for International Programs. In order to qualify for Financial Aid you must be registered for 6 credit hours in the summer and receive a letter of 'C' or higher. Please direct all questions about Financial Aid eligibility to the Financial Aid Office.
The unit of currency is the Won (W). Coins come in W10, W50, W100 and W500 and notes in W1,000, W5,000 and W10,000. Most currencies can be easily exchanged at banks and hotels.
Credit cards are accepted at major hotels, resort, shops and restaurants. It is probably best, in terms of convenience and getting the best rates, to change money at the airport on arrival and prior to departure. Banks operate exchange counters in the customs hall (for when you arrive) and departure hall. For current exchange rates visit the currency converter.
Application- Contact the Study Abroad Coordinator, to apply for the University of Ulsan Summer Program. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-775-4095, or stop by the Center for International Programs office (physical address: 902 Dogwood Lane).
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"I really love it here in South Korea! I'm having a blast and learning so much."
Ulsan International Program Summer 2010
Ulsan, S. Korea
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