Kyung Hee Global Virtual School

Kyung Hee University is offering the Korean Studies Global Virtual School for foreign students, which have gained attention worldwide due to the popularity of Hallyu and K-Culutre.

Participants will be introduced to various fields of Koreanology and have a deeper understanding of Korean culture.


Introductory Korean Communication

Through this course, you can overcome your fear of communication in Korean.

  • Level : Beginner
  • Instructor : Lee Jung-Hee
    - Professor of IIE at Kyung Hee University. Based on her many experiences in Korean language education, she develops various Korean textbooks and Korean contents.
Korean Narrative and Culture Mapping

Through this course, you can study about major cities in Korea. You can understand various urban cultures of Korea, including Seoul, Busan, and Incheon.

  • Level : Beginner
  • Instructor : Kim Seiik
    - Research Professor of K-Culture-Story Content Research Institute at Kyung Hee University.
    - Research Area : Korean culture, pop culture, etc.
K-pop lyrics and social discourse

Through this course, you can learn about contemporary K-pop. Not only the history of K-pop, but also the various aspects of Korean society can be examined through lyric analysis.

  • Level : Beginner
  • Instructor : Kim Tae-Ryong
    - Research Professor of K-Culture-Story Content Research Institute at Kyung Hee University.
    - Research Area : Hallyu, pop culture, K-pop, fandom culture, etc.
Korean Pop Culture through Keywords

Through this course, you can examine Korean pop culture in a timely manner. You can see the changes of Korean pop culture over time.

  • Level : Beginner
  • Instructor : Ahn Soong-Beum
    - Professor of Korean Language and Literature at Kyung Hee University. Based on narrative and storytelling, he is focusing on planning and criticizing cultural contents.
  • All Program Courses are 2 KHU credits each
  • One Program Course consists of 10 lectures (75 min. each)
  • Students can take up to 2 Program Courses per person (4 credits)
  • Grading : Pass / Fail

2023 Virtual School Dates

  • Application Dates : May 1, 2023(Mon) ~ June 17, 2023(Sat)
  • Program Dates : June 22, 2023(Thu) ~ July 13, 2023(Thu)
  • The online courses are free, and students can request a certificate upon completion.
  • Students may request a Transcript of Records to be recognized by their home universities according to their individual standards. Ask your university about credit transfer availability.
  • Lectures are available virtually through the Kyung Hee University E-campus system at

Admission Requirements Before You Apply

  • You should be an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university. We will ask you to provide a certificate of enrolment.
  • Virtual School consists of KHU credit-bearing courses. However, your home institution may or may not accept them as credits towards your degree. Consult with your home institution about credit questions.