Be a Part of the Boston-Seoul Connection

December 10, 2015

Lisa Hussey

Simmons College SLIS Accepting Applications for 2016 Travel Course: Seoul, South Korea

SLIS is pleased to invite MLIS students from ALA-accredited master’s programs to apply for enrollment in our Summer 2016 travel course in Seoul, South Korea. The program includes two weeks of on-site instruction in Seoul from August 2 to 11, 2016, with four weeks of online instruction prior to departure. This course is offered as part of a partnership with Yonsei University’s Department of Library and Information Science.

Principles of Management (LIS 404) will be taught by Professor Lisa Hussey to both SLIS and Yonsei students. This class aims to fully immerse LIS students in the Korean experience. Students will share accommodations in Yonsei’s Muak Dormitory, located conveniently on campus in the Sinchon neighborhood with easy access to the greater Seoul area.

Professor Hussey (pictured in her traditional Korean hanbok) returns to Yonsei for the third time. She is thrilled to share one of her favorite cities in the world with a new group of students. LIS 404, traditionally offered at Simmons, will be tailored to include examine both American and South Korean approaches and methodologies to the practice of management in LIS. Site visits will include trips to important LIS institutions like the Korean National Library, Yonsei University Samsung Library, and the Korean Film Archive. Planned optional extracurricular excursions include Gyeongbok Palace, the Demilitarized Zone at the border of North Korea, and, in Professor Hussey’s words, “at least one” baseball game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Students will be offered a number of activities, while having the freedom to explore this amazing country on their own.

For more information on the student experience, as well as insight from Dr. Hussey, please reference parts 3 and 4 of this 2013 playlist.

Please verify with your home institution that courses taken at Simmons College SLIS will count for transfer credit back to your current program before applying.

Trip cost: $2800 - $3200 (depending on airfare and exchange rate). Cost includes: airfare, travel health insurance, dorm accommodation, certain class-related cultural excursions and farewell dinner. Final cost will be confirmed before deposit due date.

To express initial interest, receive more information and instructions on how to apply, please contact Maggie Anderson at Please note, interested students must email the SLIS Office of Admissions,, by February 1, 2016 to be considered.