For 11 days you will have the ability to learn more about
Traditional Korean Medicine and Culture!

Next Trip July 15th - July 26th, 2024 

Why study abroad in South Korea?

This study abroad course offers students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of Traditional Korean Medicine and South Korea’s culture. For 11 days, participants visit Wonkwang University for lectures given by faculty members on this ancient practice before embarking on excursions to explore hospitals in different regions within the country. The journey culminates at Seoul – an unforgettable experience that will stay with them upon returning home!

What is 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 Traditional 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 
  • 2  credits(60 Transcript Hours) from TKM Elective
  • 25-30 NCCAOM PDAs(Pending) for Licensed Acupuncturists


  • What and where is the opportunity?

    • Eleven day study abroad trip to Wonkwang University in Iksan, South Korea.
  • Who is eligible for this study abroad opportunity?

    •  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?

    •  Eleven 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. 
  • How much money should you bring to study abroad in South Korea?

    • We recommend bringing $400-$500 for spending money and for any sightseeing trips.

Course / Trip Costs

$1,050 ($525/credit) + $250 for term fees + $2,350 for study abroad fees (room, board & excursions).

Airfare is not included, and must be purchased separately.

Payment plans are available through the Registrar's Office.

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

Fall 2024 Priority Deadline - March 1st