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South Korea: Health/Behavioral Health Care and Interprofessional Collaboration

Program Information #

The mission of this program is to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of diverse health and behavioral health care programs and interprofessional collaborative practices implemented in an international context. Additionally, the program will enable students to conduct a cross-cultural comparison of health care programs between the US and South Korea.

In South Korea, students will receive lectures from local providers on health care systems and visit multiple local agencies that implement a variety of health and behavioral health care programs, utilizing interprofessional collaborative practices. Students will also be paired with local South Korean students to facilitate their learning about health care as well as promote an understanding of South Korean culture.

Program Dates!

On Campus Sessions: May 16, 17, & 18, 2023

Stay in South Korea: May 28, 2023 – June 8, 2023

Housing Information

  • Students will stay in a residence hotel near the local partner university (Ewha Womans University) in South Korea. The hotel is modern and offers amenities such as fitness center, laundry, cafeteria, and Wi-Fi.

Academic Program #

Students will earn 3 credits in Health and Behavioral Health Care in a Global Context.

The available coursework is particularly suited for, but not necessarily limited to, the following academic interests: Social Work, Nursing, Public Health/Public Health Administration, Medicine, Medical Humanities, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Sciences, and Pre-medicine.

Program Eligibility #

All applicants must meet IU Indianapolis’s minimum standard eligibility requirements. Additional requirements for this program include:

  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing in their program of study.
  • This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at any IU campus.
  • This program is open to students of Social Work as well as other disciplines such as Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, and other health-related fields.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant.

Additional Information #