Gain credit towards your degree plus hands-on skills in design and research, as you immerse yourself in one of the most vibrant design cultures of the world.
- Locations: South Korea
- Dates: July 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed)
- Eligible students: Undergraduate
- Cost: TBC
- Application submission: Applications are now open and will be assessed with offers made on a rolling basis until places are filled
- Application close date: 20 February 2021
Spend the winter break enjoying summer in South Korea - this trip will give you the opportunity to work on a range of design and research projects while immersing yourself in Korean culture.
The trip will be run through the SPIKE program at Ulsan National Institute of Technology (UNIST). SPIKE@UNIST is an intensive 8-week summer program featuring a 4-week design internship and 4 weeks of language training and cultural study. You will also have the opportunity to travel around Korea and take part in various weekend trips. SPIKE is a global program so while taking part you will meet students from all over the world.
Seoul, South Korea
Live and study in South Korea, one of the richest and most vibrant design cultures in the world
Immerse yourself in cutting edge design inspiration that will open your eyes as you move into your final years of study
Apply and hone the design skills you have learned, while picking up new skills at one of Korea’s top universities
Gain work experience as a designer and researcher with staff from UNIST and Korean companies
Meet and work with other students from all over the world
Four weeks of internship gaining hands-on work experience as a designer and researcher
Four weeks of learning Korean language and about Korean culture
Field trips to local festivals and sights during weekends
Industrial visits to places like Hyundai Motors factory (world's largest single plant automotive factory)
Stay in a Korean temple
This study tour is aimed at students studying 3rd and 4th year Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering. Selection criteria will be based on a portfolio of your design work and GPA.
Register your interest to learn more about this study tour and to be kept updated on upcoming information sessions.