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The International Summer School (ISS) program at the University of Seoul (UOS) was first established in 2000, and it has provided international students with a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture and tradition. Reorganized in 2005, the International Summer School (ISS) has been receiving an increased amount of funds from the Seoul Metropolitan Government and offers various incentives to the participants coming from not only the partner universities but also many prestigious universities around the world. In 2017 the name of the program was officially changed to Seoul International Summer School (SISS).

About the Program

SISS Peer Advocate Program!

SISS offers a buddy program “Peer Advocate” for international students. Peer Advocates are UOS Korean students who help international students adjust to life in Korea. Peer Advocates live with international students in the dorm and participate in most of the programs offered by SISS with all of international students.

Mingling with Friends from All over the World!

You can build a global network by making many friends from Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Hungary, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, and more.

Chance to Explore Jeju Island in Korea!

A 4-day field trip to Jeju Island in Korea, a volcanic island full of allure with breathtaking natural beauty as well as UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, will give you a better understanding about Korea.

Various Field Trips and Cultural Activities

To learn about Korea’s past, present and future, you can experience various kinds ofiice/study/shList activities while visiting meaningful spots in Korea such as Jeonju’s Hanok Village, Taekwondowon, DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) and Hwaseong Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Joyful experiences such as watching NANTA Show and visiting the Amusement Park (Everland) will create unforgettable memories as well.