Spending a summer at Dankook University is an incredible opportunity. You’ll learn more about global fashion and gain insight into Korean culture as you take part in classes and traditional activities. You can earn up to six Kent State University credits while taking approved School of Fashion courses – just make sure you complete a Transfer Course Plan Form with your academic advisor to have them applied to your degree.


Mid-June through early August (Global Village plus Academic Portion)
Early July through early August (Academic Portion only)*

*These program dates could change, so please don’t organize flights until you’ve been given confirmed start dates.


    Summer Courses

    During the summer, you’ll need to enroll in at least six credit hours. Course offerings vary semester to semester depending on faculty availability and enrollment. Dankook University will communicate to participating students their course availability and assist students in the registration process for these courses. Students typically study the following courses:

    FDM 501040 Design Strategy and Planning
    Through the understanding of changing business & corporate environment, students recognize the necessity and importance of design planning and strategies. Therefore, students will learn and practice design planning based on design research and concept design.

    FDM 520880 Design Marketing
    Students understand the general design start-up process, and also develop management abilities based on 'Marketing' in the practical work aspect. Through this course, students develop research abilities and insight to understand the flow of the modern fashion industry world, and also learn the practical work process necessary to the business start-up. Also, they analyze basic principles and main elements of brand management necessary to the establishment of brand identity to take off as a global brand. The processes above are comprised of individual projects for the establishment of different Korean-style global brand.

    Program Costs

    The table below gives you an overview of the program costs. Please note that there may be other costs involved

    View the Cost Sheet

    *Tuition and housing costs are based on current exchange rates and could change.

    Financial Aid

    You may be able to use your existing financial aid and scholarships to cover the costs of Study Away in South Korea. You’ll automatically qualify for a housing scholarship on this program, which covers the cost of dormitory fees.

    Education Abroad Scholarships

    There are lots of scholarships available for the Florence Fashion program. For eligibility, deadlines and further details, please visit the Financial Aid’s Education Abroad Scholarship website.

    School of Fashion Scholarships

    There are several School of Fashion scholarships available to you for the Dankook University program. For eligibility, deadlines and further details, please visit our Scholarships section.

    Here are a few of the common scholarships students have benefited from:

    • The Fashion School Study Away Endowment Program Fund

    • Karen and Kenneth Conley Endowed Fashion Award for International Study or Internship for Fashion Design

    • Karen and Kenneth Conley Endowed Fashion Award for International Study or Internship for Fashion Merchandising

    • Robert J. and Lizabeth Gunton Endowed Scholarship

    Financial Aid Resources for KSU Students

    The following resources will help you prepare financially for your Study Away experience.


    If you have any questions, Financial aid counselors can help you plan for study away. Please contact one of our Education Abroad Counselors at to discuss your options.