Study abroad opportunities in Asia

It is recommended that students apply for passports as early as possible if they plan to go abroad during the upcoming academic year given delays in processing at the U.S. State Department. Find more information about applying for a passport on the KU Study Abroad and Global Engagement website.

Semester programs

South Korea

Korea University

Location: Seoul, South Korea
When: Academic Year, Fall or Spring
Tokyo, Japan

Sophia University

Location: Tokyo, Japan
When: Academic Year, Spring

Thammasat University

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
When: Academic Year, Fall or Spring

Semester programs

Hong Kong skyline

University of Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong
When: Academic Year, Fall or Spring
Beijing, China

University of International Business and Economics

Location: Beijing, China
When: Academic Year, Fall or Spring

University of Hong Kong offers:

  • FIN 310, 400, 413, 415, 420, 425, 430, 468
  • IBUS 300, 400, 410, 415, 425, 462, 480
  • IST 202, 325, 400
  • MGMT 400, 410, 472, and others
  • SCM 310, 400, 410 equivalents

University of International Business and Economics offers:

  • IBUS 400, 410, 425, 462

Korea University offers:

  • IST 202, 205
  • MGMT 305, 310, 498, 410
  • MKTG 305, 310, 400, 411, 412, 415, 420, 440, 450 

Thammasat University offers:

  • ACCT 200, 201
  • MGMT 305, 310, 498
  • MKTG 411, 415, 420, 430, 435, 440, 445, 455, 453


KU students are pictured visiting Huawei offices in China

Business in China

Locations: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen
Credits: 3 hours – IBUS 500 or BBA 500 for undergraduate business students; IBUS 300 for pre-business/nonbusiness students; IBUS 740 for graduate business students

When: The next term for this program is being planned for May of 2024.

Understanding India: Business and Culture

Locations: Goa, Delhi
Credits: 3 hours – MKTG 400: Special Topics in Marketing or IBUS 500/895: Understanding India: Business & Culture

When: Winter break

Technology, Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Israel

Locations: Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
Credits: 3 hours – ENTR 304/500 with applicability to certificate or minor in entrepreneurship, or IBUS 500: Individual Research in International Business

When: Winter break

International internships

Seoul, South Korea


When: 8 weeks, Summer
Eligibility: Current students who are 18 years of age or older, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and are proficient in English. Internships can also be arranged in Korean for students who are proficient.

International internships



When: 8 weeks, Summer
Eligibility: Students with GPA of at least 2.5. Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.


When: 8 weeks, Summer
Eligibility: Rising sophomore standing and above at time of participation and overall GPA of 2.5. Students participating in the Singapore Summer Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status and must have matriculated full time at home university at least 3 months prior.


When: 8 weeks, Summer
Eligibility: Open to students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Exceptions are considered with the submission of a GPA petition.

Summer Business Program


Korea University International Summer Campus

Location: Seoul, South Korea
When: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Note: All students must first meet with a SAGE coordinator for programs in Korea before applying.

Funding your study abroad experience

Scholarships are available through the School of Business and KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement.