Located in southeastern Korea, Ulsan is an important industrial center and home to the Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard, as well as other companies in the shipbuilding, automobile and petrochemical industries. Some of Korea’s major historical attractions are located within 30 minutes of Ulsan.
The private University of Ulsan was founded in 1970 and now enrolls more than 12,000 students. The university has 12 colleges, 15 research institutes and 6 graduate schools, offering a diverse range of degrees and programs.
Students participating in a semester- or academic year-exchange may participate in the LaTU (Learn & Teach at UOU) Program. In return for a commitment to teach English to UOU students 10 hours per week, LaTU participants receive a monthly stipend and waived health insurance and housing fees.
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The Ulsan International Program typically runs during the month of July and consists of a set 4-credit program of Korean language and culture. It is designed to integrate students from a variety of countries and expose them to Korean culture. From the UIP brochure:
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.
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.
For students nominated by Ulsan’s exchange partners, including UA, housing and meal costs are waived. To Ulsan, students pay only a $150 registration fee and a $100 health insurance fee (subject to change).
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Partner Website: The University of Ulsan