For 10 days you will have the ability to learn more about
Traditional Korean Medicine and Culture!

In this study abroad course, students learn and experience the inner workings of Traditional Korean Medicine and South Korean Culture. On a 10 day trip to Wonkwang University, Won Institute’s sister school, students attend lectures on Traditional Korean Medicine given by university faculty members. They also go on excursions to tour Wonkwang Hospitals in other regions of South Korea. Seoul is the last stop on the tour before returning to the US.

What's Included

  • 3 meals each day
  • Air Conditioned Dorm room at University with WIFI
  • Room on one of the Excursions to Hospital
  • Last night Hotel Room in Downtown Seoul before next day take off.
  • Daily Meditation Session with Buddhist Priest – Sitting and Walking, In Gardens, Parks, and Main Hall at International Center
  • Meeting with Won Buddhist Dharma leader
  • Tour of International Won Buddhist Headquarters
  • Tour and Lectures at 3 Oriental Medical Hospitals
  • Lectures at Won Kwang Medical School
  • Tour of Seoul on the last day of trip
  • WIFI Hot spot all through the day
  • Awarded TKM Certificate From Won Kwang University Medical School


  • What and where is the opportunity? A ten day study abroad trip to Wonkwang University in Iksan, South Korea.
  • Who is eligible? Any second or third year student who is in good academic standing and has a valid passport with no travel limitations. All didactic and clinical requirements for the summer term must be completed prior to the trip. Licensed acupuncturists may also attend for NCCAOM PDA credits.
  • When is the trip? Ten days during each summer term.
  • How are students selected? From the group of interested eligible students, ten names are chosen randomly and anonymously by the Academic Dean each year during the Spring term.
  • What will be studied? Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) including acupuncture and herbs. Study will include time in the classroom and hospital. Sight seeing and cultural events may also be part of the trip.
  • What will be provided on the trip? Room, board, meals and tuition expenses. Airfare is NOT covered and is the responsibility of each student. We also recommend bringing $400-$500 for spending money and sightseeing trip

See What Students Have To Say About The Trip

The trip to South Korea was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I am so grateful that I was able to attend the trip. From the people, to the medicine, to the food: everything was phenomenal!

Charles Illingworth, ACS Class of 2018