Longhorns pose for a group photo in South Korea

Society and Technology: Seoul, South Korea


Discover the way Koreans integrate technology into daily life to create a sustainable future on this Take the World by the Horns program. South Korea is a leader in global innovation, ranking No. 1 in Asia and No. 5 in the world on the Global Innovation Index. You'll get a front-row seat to the entrepreneurial hub of South Korea; browse the world-famous Yongsan Electronics market, envision the future at the SK Telecom 2053 Experience, and get an inside look at the epicenter of Korean media at the Digital Media City in Seoul’s historic Olympic Park.

You will travel to Seoul in early August and embark on two weeks of travel and Korean language learning. Then, enroll in classes at Hanyang University and attend weekly cultural immersion visits to technology industry leaders or service learning opportunities. Monthly excursions include travel to cultural sites throughout South Korea such as Wolmi Island and Dajeon.

There is no language requirement for participation. Intensive Korean language lessons will be taught for the first two weeks at the beginning of the program, but will not appear on your transcript. Upon your return, you may take a placement test or seek an evaluation to assess your UT Austin language course level.


List of courses to be released in October 2023.

Program Dates

ArrivalAugust 8, 2024
Classes StartSeptember 1, 2024
Classes End and DepartureDecember 19, 2024

Costs and Financial Aid

The total cost of the program is $21,060. This cost includes all registration fees and tuition, overseas insurance, flights, passport, visa, pre-departure costs, housing, excursions, meals, and estimated personal expenses during the semester abroad.

You will be able to apply for federal and institutional financial aid to cover a portion or all costs of this program.


The inaugural program starts August 2024.