Students can study abroad this summer

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The Department of Political Science will offer a “study abroad” six credit York University course during the summer term. The course – open to any York undergraduate student with at least 60 credits – will take place in Seoul, South Korea, during May and June.

The course is on contemporary South Korea with a focus on population aging in the context of rapid social change. There will be extensive opportunities for the York students to meet and interact with students from Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University in Seoul. York University students will meet with several government officials, civil society groups, organizations representing youth and the elderly, and others.

The course is a unique opportunity for students with an interest in social welfare, social change, the politics of youth and old age, as well as East Asia. Students from all programs at York University are welcome in the course, which is designed to allow students to explore a topic of interest related to the themes of the course.

York University provides bursaries for students to participate in a study abroad course. Accommodation (in downtown Seoul), expeditions and some other expenses are included in the program fee.

For more information about the course, visit the South Korea: The Politics of Youth and Old Age course web page. For details on how to enrol, visit the York International website. The deadline to enroll is 4pm on Friday, Feb. 6.