Customize Your Program
Designing Your Custom Program
We believe this kind of learning experience demands a unique travel itinerary, and that’s why we specialize in customized travel programs. Whether its J-term, spring break, May-mester, etc., our program development team, alongside our Global Academic Team, will consult with you to translate your curriculum into a one-of-a-kind learning experience that will deliver the educational outcome you’re looking for. From selecting your destination to identifying interactive experiences that bring your classroom to life, our thematic approach ensures that your goals drive every decision we make together.
A Personal Partner
Once your program is developed, you’ll work directly with an account manager who will be your champion, working directly with our large team of logistical experts, curriculum specialists, and on-the-ground partners. Our loyal clients see their account managers as an integral part of their own university teams, ensuring that your program is uniquely yours each and every year.
Meet our VP of Program Development
Jennifer Fisher leads a team of WorldStrides’ program development specialists, working directly with new university clients to globalize their curriculum with short-term faculty-led cultural immersion experiences. Jen brings a passion for customized curriculum solutions to this role after more than 20 years working with institutions of higher learning.
To begin customizing your program, give us a call at 1-800-422-2368.
Topics to Explore
In South Korea, you might explore some of the following topics:
The incredible growth of South Korea’s economy is closely tied to growth in both the established high tech industry in Korea (LG, Samsung, etc.), and the entrepreneurial community. South Korea is the world’s leader in patent activity. Learn more about start-ups poised to make a real impact in the new digital world.
Americans have been introduced to Korean pop culture via the smash global hit “Gangnam Style,” and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Learn more about the phenomenon of K-pop music, mok-bang (videos of people gorging themselves for hours), and Korea’s strong gamer culture. These quirky passions are both a source of economic opportunity and, sometimes, cultural concern.
War and the DMZ
With a visit to the 38th parallel, delve into the history of a divided Korea, communism, and the Korean War. Explore South Korea’s relationship (or lack thereof) to its northern neighbor. Today, the demilitarized region is rich with history, geopolitical intrigue, and even wildlife to observe.
Seoul is the heart of the new South Korea with trendy shopping districts, innovative urban spaces, and incredible nightscapes. But broader Korea is also home to ten UNESCO World Heritage sites, including temples, palaces, historic towns, and a volcanic island. There are more than 5,000 years of history to study and ample opportunities to enjoy the tidy peacefulness for which the country is known.
Sandwiched between Japan, China, and Russia, South Korea is in a simultaneously advantageous and vulnerable position. It has an educated workforce, stable leadership, and the will to succeed. The business world has taken note, and tourists seem to have discovered its charm as well. Can South Korea continue its ascent and perhaps break into the upper echelon of the world’s elite nations?