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South Korea: Disability in a Global Context

Graduate Study Abroad

Learn about the rapid development of technology and its role in advancing healthcare delivery in Korean society. Participants will compare and contrast rehabilitation systems in the US and Korea; explore the trans-disciplinary collaborations needed for the development and dissemination of rehabilitation technology; and research emerging technologies in the field.

Location:

Seoul & Daejeon, South Korea

Program Dates:

May 27 - June 10, 2024

Faculty:

Grace Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

Application Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: February 7, 2024
  • Regular Deadline: March 7, 2024 (admissions continue thereafter on a space-available basis)

Find the application link and instructions on the "How to Apply" page.

Who can participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Related areas of study:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
  • Nursing
  • Integrated Design and Media
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.

How to apply:

The application link and instructions, as well as the deadlines and notification timelines, can be found on the "How to Apply" page

This is a credit-bearing graduate Global course. Students self-register in Albert for the following course for a total of 3 credits:

  • OT-GE 2174, Section 099 (Class #TBA) - Disability in a Global Context (3 credits)

This course is offered through the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied toward their program requirements and degree completion.

Direct Costs Billed by NYU

Participants will be billed for the cost of the graduate course following the standard per-credit rate for NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees. In addition, study abroad courses have a supplemental Program Fee that covers the cost of housing abroad, program activities and visits, group transportation in-country, and international health insurance. Students can expect to be billed:

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition (3 credits) - $6,303
  • Steinhardt Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $700
  • Program Fee - $1,700
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,703

Tuition, Registration, and Program fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the current term.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

In addition to airfare, participants should budget for: daily meals (except for included welcome and farewell meals); transportation to and from the airport; passport and/or visa fees (if applicable); vaccination costs (if applicable); and other personal incidentals.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Scholarships

NYU Steinhardt offers several graduate study abroad scholarships and maintains a list of additional external funding opportunities.

Study Abroad Budget Worksheet

Download and use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet to estimate the cost of your study abroad experience. 

PLEASE NOTE: This spreadsheet lists possible expenses and may not be all-inclusive of program costs. In addition, your costs may fluctuate based on changes in currency exchange rates, airfare, varying personal lifestyles, etc. While this is a good tool for reviewing study abroad expenses, the results should be considered to be an estimate of the total cost of participation.

Housing Accommodations

Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs. Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Program Fees. Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Seoul typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to South Korea of less than 90 days in duration.

All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at ogs.outbound@nyu.edu.

Helpful linksUS Department of StateCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide.

Weather: In summer, temperatures in Seoul typically range from 60°F to 85°F. Rain is somewhat likely. Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Italy.

Pre-Departure Resources

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.

Policies

All applicants should review the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page prior to applying to study abroad.

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