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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Type: ODU Faculty Led Program
Maximum Credits Earned: 3 Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language of Instruction: English Area(s) of Study: Civil Engineering Technology
Faculty Leader: Jung, Y.
Program Description:
Summer in
South Korea

July 8-July 26, 2018
Exploring International Construction: South Korea
CET 395

This study abroad program creates a unique opportunity for students participating on the program to engage in experiential learning. While in South Korea, students will have ability to interact with employees and researchers from major Korean construction companies and institutes to enable them to develop a multidisciplinary perspective beyond their major that is not commonly possible in conventional academic settings. This program will provide substantial educational benefits through the international and global learning experiences for undergraduate students at ODU. 
Upon completion of this course students should be able to identify global trends in construction management, recognize unique construction methods and complex building issues. They will also be able to differentiate constructability issues including pre-fabrication, pre-assembly, and modularization, and the development and construction of specific building types, including super-tall builidings, off-shore oil platform construction, massive construction projects (tunnels, bridges, etc.) and space station construction. Additionally, they will be able to discuss additional concepts and principles such as construction as manufacturing, process redevelopment, prototyping, supply chain management, and the use of information technology in
construction automation and robotics. 

Seoul City Tour
Visit to super tall construction site
Hyundia Corporation
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Korean Folk Village

South Korea Palace

*Highlights subject to change

PREREQUISITES: Must have at least sophomore standing. All students must be in good academic standing and have at least a 2.0.

*Students must register and pay for CET 395 

Younghan Jung
Younghan Jung is an assistant professor in engineering technology at Old Dominion University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Design and Planning form Virginia Tech for his dissertation on “An Approach to Organizational Intelligence Management (A Framework for Analyzing Organizational Intelligence Within the Construction Process).” He also holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in civil engineering and construction respectively from Bradley University. His primary researches focus on understanding and enhancing multidisciplinary research on innovative applications, problem-solving, design, sustainable development, and management of built environments, construction and operation practices, occupational health and safety, and decision-making. Dr. Jung areas of expertise include   construction engineering and management, civil engineering, architectural engineering, and sustainability.


Program Cost with $400 Dean's Award: $2,975

Cost Includes:
Roundtrip airfare from/to Norfolk,  airport transfers in Korea, accommodations, some meals, all transportation related to instruction, entrance fees to activities on the itinerary, study abroad and instructional fee, and travel and health insurance.

Not Included:
ODU tuition for 3 credits (participants are required to register for credit), meals other than those indicated above, transportation other than indicated above, expenses of a personal nature.

*ODU Scholarships:
Dean’s Education Abroad Awards are available for the first 7 qualified students accepted for this program.  Eligibility: Full-time, degree-seeking, ODU student, 2.5 GPA or higher, approval of participation by the Office of Study Abroad and the program’s faculty leader. Completion of online application, advising and deposit payment holds your space for scholarship consideration; no additional scholarship application necessary.

If eligible, scholarship award will be credited to your student account sometime in late summer. The Office of Study Abroad handles these arrangements and will notify you via email. 

Financial Aid: For some students, regular student financial aid support may be increased due to the additional cost of studying abroad. Students seeking financial aid should obtain a program budget from the Office of Study Abroad.

Payment Schedule: 
$300 deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on February 16, 2018 and the other half on March 16, 2018

Program Cost without Dean's Award: $3,375


Dr. Younghan Jung
212C Kaufman Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529
Office of Study Abroad
2006 Dragas Hall
49th St. and Hampton Blvd.


This program is currently not accepting applications.