Dongguk International Summer School (DISS)

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International Relations
Office of International Affairs

30 Pildong-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-715, Korea

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Dongguk University provides a world-class education that bridges East and West on many levels. Founded in 1906 by the ecumenically minded Jogye Order in Korea, Dongguk remains one of the few Buddhist affiliated universities in the world.

Yet its door has always been opened to students and scholars of all faiths and philosophies. Students and professors from around the globe enhance the quality of education on the three Dongguk campuses (Seoul, Gyeongju and Ilsan) by bringing together diverse life experiences and cultures in the common educational missions. Graduate and undergraduate students alike are exposed to the latest theories and practical training in every area of university studies. Dongguk consistently ranks among the top universities in Korea. For thousands of new students each year, Dongguk continues to serve the great first step on a lifelong journey of self-discovery, service to others, and enlightenment.

Dongguk International Summer School pursue its educational purpose to be
1. Multi-cultural bridge between East and West
2. Experimental halls of academe promoting comparative and interdisciplinary studies among professors and students
3. High value experience through hands-on learning, field trips and diverse cultural excursions




Program location Seoul, main campus
Year founded 2007
Program size 460 students
Level Bachelor
Field trips Yes, 6
Fields of study Buddhist Studies, Film & Digital Media, East Asian and Korean Studies, Global Economies, Criminal Justice, Architecture, Korean Language & Culture
Offered courses 16