• Complete all required 20000 level FDM courses
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA


  • Pre-approval application: September 15 - December 15
  • Program Application: February 1
  • Deadline for your program fee: 
    • Summer: February 1

How to apply

Steps 1-6

Step 1- Get advice: 

  • Contact your academic advisor to check that you’re eligible to apply. 

Step 2- School of Fashion pre-approval application:

  • Complete the pre-approval application, which will be available from September 15 to December 15

Step 3- School of Fashion program application:

  • After we’ve approved your pre-approval application, we’ll send you the next steps to complete your program application. You’ll also need to submit a one-page resume and an essay on why you’d like to study away at your selected location. It’s very important you do this by the deadline above, or you’ll be dropped from the program. 

Step 4 - Office of Global Education application

  • After we’ve approved your pre-approval application, we’ll send you the next steps to complete your Kent State University Office of Global Education application to become officially nominated as a guest student to Dankook University.

Step 5 - Dankook University application

  • After you’ve been nominated, the Office of Global Education will send you the Dankook University application. You’ll need to complete this application to be officially accepted onto the program, and it’s important you meet the deadline to avoid getting dropped.

Step 6- Pay the program fee:

  • Once we receive your commitment contract, you’ll need to pay the program fee. You’ll need to do this online with a credit card. Make sure you’ve done this by the deadline, or you won’t be able to take part.

How to Complete Your Office of Global Education Application

This application enables us to put you forward for a place on the South Korea Study Away program. The Office of Global Education has put together a detailed step-by-step guide on how to complete your application.

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Here's a quick run through of how the process works
  1. The Office of Global Education will send you the application link once your pre-approval application is approved. Alternatively, go to Terra Dotta and search for ‘Kent State Fashion School-Dankook University Summer Program’ or “Dankook University: Global Village + Academic Program’
  2. Click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to go through to the application page.
  3. Fill out the components of the application checklist – a check mark will appear when you complete each item. You can exit any time and finish your application at a later date.
  4. You’ll be asked for several documents, including:
    • Material Submissions: You must turn in physical or electronic copies of these documents to the Office of Global Education. When the Office receives your documents, a staff member will check off that material.
    • Signature Documents: You’ll need to acknowledge that you’ve read these documents with an e-signature. Please read these carefully. As you e-sign them, they will check off automatically.
    • Application Questionnaires: These online questionnaires ask for information from you or they may ask you to upload certain documents. They’ll be checked off once you submit the questionnaire.
  5. When all your items have check marks, your application is complete.
  6. You’ll continue to see new parts of the application open that you’ll need to complete. These may come up before, during and after your Study Away program.

Other steps you'll need to take


  • You need a passport to travel to South Korea. If you don’t have a passport, it’s important that you apply for one as soon as possible. You can do this through a Passport Application Center – visit the State Department website to find out which center is nearest to you. You’ll find more information on required documents for the passport application here.
  • If you already have a passport, please check its expiration date. It must be valid for at least six months after the date you’re due to return to the US. If this isn’t the case, you’ll need to renew it – you can find guidance on how to do this at the State Department’s website. You’ll also need to re-apply for an adult passport if yours was issued when you were 16 years of age or younger.


  • Because the program means you’ll be in South Korea for fewer than 90 days, U.S. passport holders won’t need to apply for a visa.
  • If you’re an international student, you may need a visa to study in South Korea. Please speak to the South Korean Embassy or Consulate in your home country to check your immigration requirements.

Financial Aid

  • Your financial aid could be used for the South Korea Study Away program, or you may be able to apply for other funding. 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.