- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
This internship program with CRCC Asia offers students the opportunity to intern in Seoul, South Korea, for 8 weeks. This internship program is the best fit for students interested to intern in following sectors: Business, Marketing & Advertising, Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, International Development/ NGO's and charities. The internship program is for 8 weeks, and there will be 240 - 272 contact hours during that time.
Students will receive 3 credits for this internship program. The grade will be assigned by their supervisor, and CRCC Asia will provide a grade report. Students will apply for this program through Penn State application process, and will have their interviews and internship placements with CRCC Asia.
Summer: beginning of June - end of July
Seoul is a city rooted in tradition while being extremely fashion and technology forward. This dynamic city is riding high after a successful winter Olympics games, a thriving business scene and a liberalizing marketing place. South Korea boasts an entrepreneurial, agile and aggressive corporate culture that will embolden and give crucial experience to students. Interns will be able to experience cosmopolitan living along with mash-ups of temples, technology, outdoors and more.
Interning Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Penn State Global website.
Internships are available in six broad professional sectors, including: Business, Marketing & Advertising, Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Engineering.
Students should meet with their academic adviser in their college to receive approval to earn internship credit on this program. Especially this is important for colleges and departments that require internship credits. The Education Abroad Office cannot approve your internship, we only facilitate the course equivalency process explained below.
- You must enroll in a minimum number of 3 credits and a maximum number of 3 credits
- You cannot take any courses abroad on a Pass/Fail basis
- You may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad
- If you are studying abroad in your final semester at Penn State, please note that Penn State may not receive your grades in time for graduation
Course Equivalency Process
In order for courses from abroad to appear on your Penn State transcript, each course must be given a course equivalency. Please visit the Academics section of the Penn State Global website for information on the course equivalency process.
All internships require a course equivalency request because each placement is unique. Please include the following information in your course equivalency request for your internship in Seoul (you may not have this information until you arrive):
Courses can be submitted for course equivalency before, during, or after the education abroad program, however, you should begin this process as soon as possible as it can take on average 2-4 months or more for courses to receive a Penn State course number. In some cases, it can be difficult to obtain syllabi from abroad before the start of the term, but when possible, courses can be submitted for review before departure. Talk to your Education Abroad Adviser about requesting syllabi.
- Please upload with your request one document that includes the following information:
- The program/provider syllabus (if available)
- A detailed summary of the work you did on the internship
- Location of the internship
- Number of hours worked
- Language in which a majority of the work was completed
- Daily duties
- Special tasks and projects
- Final Project/Paper
Grade and Credit Conversion Scale
Grades and credit conversions from your host institution cannot be changed. They will be converted to Penn State credits and grades based on the following scales:
Grade Conversion Scale
|Host Institution Grade
||Penn State Grade
Credit Conversion Scale
|Host Institution Credit
||Penn State Credit
|3 credits per course
||3 credits per course