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Language Study Through Inspired Steps

 

In terms of exploring another country and culture, nothing can compare to the opportunity of speaking the language. Speaking Korean or Japanese, even at intermediate and beginning levels, can open up worlds you could never otherwise access.  

Furthermore, although many Korean and Japanese companies have a high demand for English fluency, without functional Korean or Japanese language skills, communicating with a potentional boss or coworkers can become unimaginably exasperating. 

Many universities in both Korea and Japan provide intensive language courses to help potential job applicants get a foothold in the marketplace, prepare potential students seeking to matriculate at Korean or Japanese universities, and even simply those with the desire to travel and experience Korean or Japanese culture to their fullest ability.


For registration dates and other important application deadlines, please refer to our

Language Study Academic Calendar.


Inspired Steps Language Study Program Services 

The language study program comes in 3, 6, 9, and 12 month packages that include the following services:

  • Applicant Assessment: An initial consultation assesses your fluency and gathers your preferences to gauge which institutions best meet your needs.
  • Placement into a School: We submit your application to choice educational institutions in South Korea or Japan.
  • Visa/Immigration Processing: We help you acquire the appropriate visa to enter and study in your   country of interest (Note that visa availability depends on applicant’s nationality).
  • Pick-up Scheduling: We handle all pick-up arrangements to and from the airport.
  • Accommodations: We process all housing arrangements for the duration of your stay.
  • Cultural Activities: Activities include a city tour, a cooking class, cultural lessons, and more!



Language Study Program Pricing

Program pricing depends on the following factors: 

  • The tuition of your chosen language school.
  • The length of your chosen length of study.
  • The time of year you wish to study.
  • Housing – From homestay to school dormitories, we offer you a range of accommodation options we can help find the most suitable solution to suit your needs.

***We offer 10-week intensive regular Korean Language programs from as low as USD 3,500 including tuition, application processing, housing, pick-up and first day support.

 

Visa

In order to enroll at a language study program in Korea, it is necessary to apply for a visa before coming here. What you must have is a General Training Visa (D-4), and the following is what you will need to apply:

1. A completed visa application form (available online or at an embassy in your country)

2. Valid passport

3. Certificate of Admission from a University

4. Bank Statement (or scholarship certificate)

5. Two Passport-size Photographs (taken within the past 6 months) 3.5cm X 4.5cm

6. Visa Processing Fee (Single Entry: $30 USD, Multiple-Entry: $50 USD)

You can apply for a D-4 visa at the Korean consulate or embassy within your country. For those already have a short-term permission for general purpose visa (C-3), it must be changed to a D-4 within 30 days after one’s arrival.



Getting Started

To begin the application process, request an initial consultation here.  After the initial application and payment fee is received, we will provide in-depth consultation through in-office visits, Skype, or email. Our applicants include local residents of Seoul, as well as those living abroad who have no familiarity with East Asia. Our consultation and services are available to any English speaker with internet access.

If you have any other questions about the services above, please let us know through the same email.

Busan National University: Language Study

Founded in 1946, Pusan National University (PNU, also called Busan National University) is one of ten flagship Korean National universities and a leading university in South Korea. Moreover, it is continually ranked among one of top 500 world universities by ARWU World University Ranking and QS Top Universities Ranking. 

 

The Pusan National University Language Education Center provides prestigious Korean language classes to foreigners. The current Korean programs that are available are aimed at foreigners living in Busan ... (Read More)

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Chonbuk National University (Jeonju): Language Study

Founded in 1947, Chonbuk National University is a national research university located in Jeonju, South Korea. As the flagship national university for the Jeollabuk-do province, Chonbuk National University has been ranked 501-550th in the world by QS Top Universities Ranking in 2010. 

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Chungbuk National University, Chongju: Language Study

 

Chungbuk National University (CBNU) is one of ten Flagship Korean National Universities. It is locaetd in the central-west part of Cheongju city, which is the provincial capital of North Chungcheong Province. 

As of 2014, the university is now made up of 15 colleges, 83 departments and 9 graduate schools.

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Sogang University: Language Study

 

Sogang University is one of the leading research and liberal arts universities in South Korea. The university was established in 1960 by the Wisconsin province of the Society of Jesus to provide education based on Catholic beliefs inspired by the Jesuit education philosophy.

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Korea University: Language Study

Korea University is part of the SKY system, the top 3 universities in Korea. It is a private research university located in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1905, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Korea.  It is prestigious and ranks extremely high not only in Asia but in the world. The student body consists of over 20,000 undergraduate students and over 10,000 graduate students. The university’s academic breadth is extensive ... (Read More)

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Hanyang University: Language Study

The university established the nation's first engineering institute (DongA Engineering Institute) in 1939 which became the founding facility of Hanyang University. It also established the first school of architecture and civil engineering in Korea.Hanyang University is a leading university in Seoul with a primary focus on engineering and medical studies.

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Kyung Hee University: Language Study

 

 

 

Kyung Hee University is a private, research university encompassing an educational system from kindergarten to graduate school. Kyung Hee has 24 colleges 71 departments and majors, 65 master's and 63 doctorate programs, 18 professional and special graduate schools, and 43 auxiliary research institutions

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Hankuk University of Foreign Language Studies: Language Study

 

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is a private research university based in Seoul, South Korea. Hankuk is a romanization of the Korean word 한국, which means Korea. Dr. Heung-bae Kim founded the university in 1954 to promote the foreign language education in post-war Korea. 

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Kookmin University: Language Study

Kookmin University was established by the cabinet members of the Shanghai Provisional Government while the Korean government was in exile under the Japanese Occupancy. As soon as Korea gained its independence, they felt the urgent need to train leaders to rebuild the nation, and meeting that need has been the longstanding vision of Kookmin University.

 

 

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Waseda University: Japanese Language Study

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Tokyo Int. University: Japanese Language Study

Tokyo International University was founded in 1965 and has agreements for international exchange with multiple universities around the world. Thanks to the experience teaching Japanese to exchange students, the Japanese Language School affiliated with Tokyo International University offers a stable and well-balanced educational language programs.

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Doshisha University: Japanese Language Study

Doshisha University was founded in 1875, guided by three educational principles: Liberalism, Internationalism and Christian Principles. This private university is located in Kyoto City and has approximately 30,000 students enrolled on four different campuses. Doshisha University Center for Japanese Language and Culture (CJLC) was established to provide all international students with effective Japanese language education and Japanese studies.

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