Program Details

Orientation

Students will attend a one-day orientation run by our Seoul-based staff. An introductory tour around Seoul and welcome package will get students accustomed to their surroundings and our local support team.


Housing

Students will be housed together in a goshitel, or off-campus student residence. Each student will have their own private room with a bathroom and shared living and kitchen areas.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in South Korea, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Meet the Team

Cultural Activities

Throughout the program, get a glimpse of Korean culture through activities planned by our TEAN team.

Host Organization

About Gen.G

Established in 2017, Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia. Ranked #6 in the 2020 Forbes list of the world’s most valuable esports companies, Gen.G is the only major organization that owns and operates top teams in the world’s leading esports markets — China, South Korea, and the United States. Its unique portfolio of teams, winners of 7 global championships to date, includes the Seoul Dynasty franchise of the Overwatch League; 2014 & 2017 League of Legends world champion team in South Korea; the world’s top all-female Fortnite team, based in Los Angeles; the NBA 2K League’s historic expansion franchise in Shanghai; and top ranked teams in CSGO, PUBG, and Valorant.


Location

The esports events will take place in Gen.G Global Academy building, Gen.G HQ, and a state-of-the-art PC cafe. A facility tour of the practice facility for Gen.G pro teams will be given, featuring streaming rooms, bootcamp rooms, and a premium lounge. The rest of the program will be spent out in the city, experiencing Korean culture and major sites, as well as esports events and activities. Take a virtual tour of Gen.G.

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Projects

  • Esports Project Assignment:
    • You will receive a project to run an esports event, which will all be recorded, edited, and published on Gen.G/ISA socials once complete
    • You will be assigned to a “stakeholder” group along with a few GGA student volunteers to complete the project, and the teams will meet up separately via Zoom during the quarantine and then together as the esports project date nears
  • Project Sync Up:
    • Students will have time to meet with their GGA student volunteer counterparts and sync up on the project preparations
    • GGA coaches will make a short appearance and help with any project preparations as well
  • Esports Project Final Preparations:
    • The GGA Building will be opened up to students the day before the esports project presentation (SCRIM event) to get everything ready for the showcase
  • Esports Project Presentation (SCRIM Event):
    • Students will handle all aspects of the final project
    • A few staff members of Gen.G and/or GGA should be present to make final evaluations and give helpful feedback
    • Highlights of final product will be published on Gen.G & ISA socials

Dates, Fees & Inclusions

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Summer Deadline May 1

PAYMENT DEADLINES

Your signed program contract and full payment for the program are due by the program deadline. Please note we do have options for using financial aid and enrolling in a payment plan if you cannot make full payment by the payment deadline. You can find more information about funding your program here

Summer Payment Deadline May 15

Summer 2022 Dates

Arrival Date July 1
TEAN Orientation July 2
Gen.G Orientation TBA
Program Ends July 17

Summer 2022 Fees

14-Day Program
$2,950


What’s Included

  • Program fee with Gen.G
  • Residential private housing
  • Comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • TEAN Arrival Orientation Program
  • A Cultural Excursion in Seoul
  • Travel arrangements and advice
  • Airport pickup and reception
  • Pre-departure planning sessions and assistance from U.S.-based TEAN staff (including pre-departure guide for students and immigration/visa assistance)
  • A truly one-of-a-kind adventure!

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,500)
  • Personal expenses ($750-1,000)
  • Meals ($700-1,000)
  • Airport transfer at end of program ($10 for public transportation or $60-80 for taxi)
  • Travel insurance ($350)

We Love Seoul

Minhee Lee

Student Service Manager - Seoul

Seoul Tip
Changdeokgung Palace

A visit to the breathtaking Changdeokgung Palace and its Secret Garden is a great way to spend an afternoon. Make sure to reserve your spot on a guided tour – there are several options in English – and you’ll leave with a wealth of historical knowledge and some beautiful photos!

From the Blog

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Jan 18

Esports in Seoul

Become fully immersed in Korea’s esports scene and receive expert instruction from professional esports players and coaches. This two-week program partners with Gen.G, a leading esports organization, to provide an inside look into the esports industry in Korea. Learn techniques for League of Legends, Fortnite, NBA 2K, CSGO, PUBG, and Valorant and participate in an industry project to show off your skills.

Jan 18

Esports in Seoul, Summer Add-On

Become fully immersed in Korea’s esports scene and receive expert instruction from professional players and coaches. This two-week program partners with Gen.G, a leading esports organization, to provide an inside look into the esports industry in Korea. Learn techniques for League of Legends, Fortnite, NBA 2K, CSGO, PUBG, and Valorant and participate in an industry project to show off your skills. Participants can add this program onto any of our summer programs in Seoul.

Nov 18 Hanyang campus

Hanyang Summer School

Study in Seoul at the largest international summer school program in South Korea at the respected Hanyang University. As one of the country’s leading research institutions offering a wide range of courses in English, particularly in STEM, Hanyang University welcomes around 2,000 students from around the world every summer. Choose two or three classes in the fields of your choice while also being introduced to the contemporary South Korean culture through included excursions and activities. Throughout it all, you’ll also receive beginning-to-end support from resident TEAN staff, accommodation and more to make the most of your summer in Seoul!

Nov 04

Summer in Busan

Spend the summer studying Korean language and culture in South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan. With beaches, mountains and urban areas, Busan boasts a little bit of everything, including one of the top 100 universities in Asia, Pusan National University (PNU). Choose to stay either three weeks or five weeks in an engaging Korean studies class learning the language as well as about the country’s history and culture. (Students studying for five weeks choose an additional elective course as well.) Take class Monday through Thursday, then head out on organized field trips on Friday and over the weekend for a thoroughly immersive learning experience.

Oct 09

Pusan National University

Study abroad in one of South Korea’s most charming cities, the seaside town of Busan, for a culture-rich and community-focused semester. With beautiful beaches and mountains, Busan provides a welcoming base from which to dive into Korean culture while studying at a leading school, Pusan National University (PNU), ranked as one of the top 100 universities in Asia. Here students can choose from global studies, Korean and East Asian studies, and business courses, while taking advantage of PNU’s inclusive campus. Rated highly by both students and advisors, this budget-friendly program also features an orientation in Seoul, cultural excursions – including an overnight trip to Japan – and included meal plan for a comprehensive semester abroad.

Jun 28 The main hall at Korea University dusted in snow

Winter Term in Korea

Take advantage of your winter break by staying three weeks in Seoul! Spend J-Term in the vibrant capital with the opportunity to earn up to six credits. Spending winter in Seoul means that you will enjoy eating delicious street food, sledding, K-Pop holiday concerts and warming up in Korean hot springs. Explore Korea’s dynamic destinations all while earning credits at one of the country’s most prestigious universities with an emphasis on Korean culture.

Dec 14 Korea University campus at dusk

Korea University Summer Program

Spend the summer in one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities, Seoul, while studying at the distinguished Korea University. Known for its outstanding academic programs and beautiful campus, students can take a range of comprehensive courses, all offered in English, ensuring they still meet graduation requirements. Participants can also apply for an additional competitive four-week internship program that runs before the summer academic program and places students in leading Korean-based companies.

Dec 14 An overhead view of a quad and buildings on Korea University's campus

Korea University

Study in Seoul at one of Korea’s leading private universities that’s known for its stunning urban campus and on par with the Ivy League schools in the U.S. Here students will have the opportunity to live in a vibrant capital city that blends high-tech modernity with ancient culture like no other. While studying a range of courses in English, students will also discover more about life in Korea by pairing up with a Korean student over the course of the semester for an even more immersive and local experience.

Dec 07 Photo of the University of New South Wales campus

University of New South Wales

Within walking distance of stunning Coogee Beach and home to Australia’s oldest study abroad program, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) offers students an impressive array of courses to choose from plus an academic calendar similar to the U.S. Known for its commitment to innovation and research, UNSW is a leading university not only in Australia but around the world for science, technology and more. Along with enjoying the campus’ convenient location close to both the city center and the beach, UNSW students have guaranteed living arrangements in our Sydney off-campus, high quality housing as well as the option to reside in our beachside housing, literally steps away from the shore.