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International Business in Korea & Japan

Program Details

The Korean and Japanese culture provides a very different business environment than the one in which most WSU students grew up. Exposing them to these differences is the point of studying abroad. Students will understand the cultural influences on the business environment and practices, particularly from the differences between Western and Eastern business cultures. On-site activities will enable students to directly observe the subject matter of the course. Students will meet with business owners, business executives, and Korean/Japanese students, and receive on-site instruction at major historical and cultural sites. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a degree seeking student at WSU

Destination: Seoul, South Korea & Osaka/Kyoto, Japan

Program Dates:

March 1st - 10th, 2024


Cost: $4400 (airfare included)

Suggested Payment Schedule (This does not need to be followed exactly. It is a guide so you do not have to pay so much at the end, but you can pay as much or as little as you want so long as the trip is paid in full before you leave):

  • Deposit: $500
  • Nov. 1: $1,000
  • Dec. 1: $1,000
  • Jan. 1: $1,000
  • Feb. 1: $900

Deposit is due 72 hours after registration. If not paid in that timeframe, you may be dropped from your trip.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit and future payments online. Charges should show on your account within 24-48 hours after registration. If you want to pay with cash or check, please pay at the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning.

Includes: insurance, tuition, lodging, domestic transportation, excursions, and some meals.

Not included: passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and some meals.


Itinerary is subject to change. Please make sure to attend all pre-departure meetings!

March 1st: Leave SLC for overnight flight to Japan

March 2nd: Arrive in Osaka, Japan and check into hotel.

March 3rd: Historic sites tour in Kyoto

March 4th: Japanese Company visits

March 5th: Japanese University visit and City tour (Flight to Korea in the evening)

March 6th: Korean Company visits 

March 7th: DMZ visit

March 8th: Palace and Museum tour

March 9th: Korean University visit

March 10th: Flight to SLC

Academic Courses

Students who participate in this study abroad program will be able to register for up to three (3) semester credits through Weber State University by choosing one of the following:

BSAD 4850: Business Administration Study Abroad


Program Directors

Dr. Seokwoo Song

Department chair of Supply Chain & Management Information Systems in the Goddard School of Business. Dr. Song has served as a leading faculty on the previous Study Abroad trips to Italy and Korea/Japan. Seokwoo is the course instructor and is responsible for course content and all grading.

Dr. Eric Smith

Associate Dean in the Goddard School of Business. Eric serves for GSBE International programs since January 2018. Eric has served as a co-faculty on the previous Study Abroad trips to Italy and Korea/Japan.

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8715.