Become fully immersed in South Korea’s esports scene through joint programming with Gen.G, one of the world’s leading esports organizations. Get an inside look at the mecca of esports, experiencing firsthand the exciting culture of the industry alongside professional players and coaches.

Overview

The first and only college esports study abroad program open to all students

In partnership with Gen.G, a leading esports organization with some of the top teams in all major esports competitions

Tour the practice facility of the one of the top professional teams in League of Legends, Overwatch, and PUBG.

Experience the difference between casual gaming and proper esports by learning from and gaming with former pro gamers and coaches

Take part in an esports industry project and learn what it takes to run an esports event in Korea

Appreciate access to TEAN’s Seoul Resident Director for continued support throughout the duration of the summer program

Program Details

Orientation

Students will attend a one-day orientation run by our Seoul-based staff. An introductory tour around Seoul and welcome package will get students accustomed to their surroundings and our local support team.


Housing

Students will be housed together in a goshitel, or off-campus student residence. Each student will have their own private room with a bathroom and shared living and kitchen areas.


TEAN Staff

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in South Korea, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social, or cultural questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

Meet the Team

Cultural Activities

Throughout the program, get a glimpse of Korean culture through activities planned by our TEAN team.

Host Organization

About Gen.G

Established in 2017, Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia. Ranked #6 in the 2020 Forbes list of the world’s most valuable esports companies, Gen.G is the only major organization that owns and operates top teams in the world’s leading esports markets — China, South Korea, and the United States. Its unique portfolio of teams, winners of 7 global championships to date, includes the Seoul Dynasty franchise of the Overwatch League; 2014 & 2017 League of Legends world champion team in South Korea; the world’s top all-female Fortnite team, based in Los Angeles; the NBA 2K League’s historic expansion franchise in Shanghai; and top ranked teams in CSGO, PUBG, and Valorant.


Location

The esports events will take place in Gen.G Global Academy building, Gen.G HQ, and a state-of-the-art PC cafe. A facility tour of the practice facility for Gen.G pro teams will be given, featuring streaming rooms, bootcamp rooms, and a premium lounge. The rest of the program will be spent out in the city, experiencing Korean culture and major sites, as well as esports events and activities. Take a virtual tour of Gen.G.

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Projects

  • Esports Project Assignment:
    • You will receive a project to run an esports event, which will all be recorded, edited, and published on Gen.G/ISA socials once complete
    • You will be assigned to a “stakeholder” group along with a few GGA student volunteers to complete the project, and the teams will meet up separately via Zoom during the quarantine and then together as the esports project date nears
  • Project Sync Up:
    • Students will have time to meet with their GGA student volunteer counterparts and sync up on the project preparations
    • GGA coaches will make a short appearance and help with any project preparations as well
  • Esports Project Final Preparations:
    • The GGA Building will be opened up to students the day before the esports project presentation (SCRIM event) to get everything ready for the showcase
  • Esports Project Presentation (SCRIM Event):
    • Students will handle all aspects of the final project
    • A few staff members of Gen.G and/or GGA should be present to make final evaluations and give helpful feedback
    • Highlights of final product will be published on Gen.G & ISA socials

Dates, Fees & Inclusions

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Summer Deadline May 1

PAYMENT DEADLINES

Your signed program contract and full payment for the program are due by the program deadline. Please note we do have options for using financial aid and enrolling in a payment plan if you cannot make full payment by the payment deadline. You can find more information about funding your program here

Summer Payment Deadline May 15

Summer 2023 Dates

Arrival Date Early July
TEAN Orientation TBD
Gen.G Orientation TBD
Program Ends Mid July

Summer 2023 Fees

14-Day Program: TBD


What’s Included

  • Program fee with Gen.G
  • Residential private housing
  • Comprehensive overseas health insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • TEAN Arrival Orientation Program
  • A Cultural Excursion in Seoul
  • Travel arrangements and advice
  • Airport pickup and reception
  • Pre-departure planning sessions and assistance from U.S.-based TEAN staff (including pre-departure guide for students and immigration/visa assistance)
  • A truly one-of-a-kind adventure!

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,500)
  • Personal expenses ($750-1,000)
  • Meals ($700-1,000)
  • Airport transfer at end of program ($10 for public transportation or $60-80 for taxi)
  • Travel insurance ($350)

We Love Seoul

Euisoo Chang

Resident Director

SEOUL TIP
Insadong District

The Insadong district will offer a traditional Korean fix between all of the shops and nearby Bukchon Hanok village. This is an ideal neighborhood for a Korean feast and souvenir shopping. Here you will easily find dishes such as ginseng chicken with black rice and soybean paste stew – a TEAN staff favorite –  and a wide variety of authentic kimchi.

From the Blog

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