Korean and Japanese Pop Culture

Korea and Japan are two of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, and for good reason. Both countries have rich histories and cultures, stunning natural beauty, and vibrant cities. But what many people don’t know is that Korea and Japan are also major centers for Hallyu and Manga, Anime, and Gaming Culture.

Hallyu, also known as the Korean Wave, is a term used to describe the global popularity of Korean culture, including music, movies, television dramas, and fashion. Manga, Anime, and Gaming Culture are also incredibly popular in both Korea and Japan, and these countries are home to some of the most famous and successful manga artists, anime directors, and video game developers in the world.

This short-term program is the perfect opportunity to experience the best of both Korea and Japan’s Hallyu and Manga, Anime, and Gaming Culture. In just two weeks, you’ll visit some of the most iconic locations in both countries, learn about the history and culture of Hallyu and Manga, Anime, and Gaming Culture, and meet some of the most talented artists and creators in the world.

This program welcomes students and young professionals from all academic backgrounds, with a preference for those specializing in fields such as Creative Arts, Gaming Design, Marketing, Media, and Communication.

Program dates

Program Start Program EndLocation Duration
Jan 15th, 2024 Jan 28th, 2024 2 weeks
June 14th, 2024 June 27th, 2024 Seoul, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo 2 weeks
Nov 29th, 2024 Dec 12th, 2024 Seoul, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo 2 weeks

Program Inclusions

  • Flight ticket from Korea to Japan. Train ticket to Tokyo.
  • High quality accommodation, breakfast included
  • Airport Pickup, Induction Course and Cultural Orientation
  • A series of Cultural and Industry Immersion Events
  • 24/7 Support and Guidance

 

Participant benefits

  • Chances to experience the best of both South Korea and Japan’s culture. Both countries have rich histories and cultures to explore.
  • Opportunities to stay for an Internship Program at a chosen destination
  • Internship Program discount
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Program Fees

 $3595£3025€3425$5700$6125

**Discount for internship program: $250£225€250$400$425

Visa Requirements

South Korea visa requirements:

If you are citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, some EU countries and others in this LIST , you are only required to apply for a visa exemption K-ETA

If you are citizen from another country not in the list above, you may be required to apply for a visa. Check this website to see if you need a visa. We also recommend reaching out to the South Korea embassy/consulate in your country/city to confirm the visa type that applies to you.

Whilst we provide guidance on the visa application process, the cost of your Korea visa or visa exemption is not included in the Program Fee. It is recommended you submit the visa application at least 4 weeks prior to your Program Start Date. Immigration regulations are constantly changing so it is advised you pay attention to updates on the aforementioned list.

 

Japan visa requirements:

There is no visa is required if you are citizen of a country on this list.

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For countries that do not benefit from visa exemption, you might need to apply for a visa. Please contact your local Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General for more information on the visa type that applies to you, as well as the application process. The cost of your visa is not included in the Program Fee.  It is recommended you submit the visa application at least 4 weeks prior to your Program Start Date. Immigration regulations are constantly changing so it is advised you pay attention to updates on the aforementioned list.

how it works - internship application process

Please note that for Short-term Program applicants, an Advising Call is strongly suggested but not compulsory.


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    "My internship 100% affected everything – I am doing my dissertation on the luxury market in China. I gained a huge insight working at Christie’s with my primary research being aided by my colleagues from there. If I hadn’t done this internship, I would know which direction to be heading in. I worked at Christie’s Auction House and was directly involved in all aspects of the one of their biannual auctions. Work tasks included implementation of the auction, PR, advertising and being knowledgeable about the works of art, their expected value and the price they actually sold for.”

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    Marketing, PR & Advertising, Shanghai, University of the Arts London 
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