This is a faculty-directed education abroad program.  While there are many other options, many students (and parents) find faculty-directed programs to be among the best fit as participants will travel with UK students/faculty and earn exact UK credit. 

This program to Korea and Japan will visit the two cities of Seoul and Kyoto, and two world-class universities: Seoul National University and Kyoto University. Seoul, a dynamic mega-city, has been the capital of Korea for 624 years (since 1392). Kyoto, an exquisite city, was the capital of Japan from 794 CE to 1869 CE (1,075 years). With these two locations as a classroom, students will spend two weeks exploring family life, consumer experiences and culture in Korea and Japan.  

Topics covered in this program include family relations, healthy food and school menus, fashion and consumption patterns, older adult care and child care, and traditional and contemporary culture: from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity to Buddhist temples to K-POP.

Program at a glance: 

  • Dates: May 9 - 22, 2017
  • Credit: Earn four hours total (FAM 475, EAP 599)
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan and Seoul, South Korea 
  • Eligibility: Open to all students 
  • Director: Huungsoo Kim, Department of Family Sciences

For more information on this program, visit the education abroad website


The UK Education Abroad Scholarship deadline for summer programs is March 1.  For more information on education abroad scholarships, creative fundraising ideas and more, students are encouraged to visit the Education Abroad Resource Center in 315 Bradley Hall