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CEO Seoul


Having launched in summer 2016, CEO Seoul continued the excitement of the CEO program, which combines high quality internship experiences within a diverse array of industries with rich cultural experiences. Seoul is not only one of Asia’s top economic powerhouses, but it also contains incredible culture, cuisine, and, of course, K-Pop. Seoul has something for everyone. Students interning through CEO Seoul will engage with global companies and connect with Columbia University’s active alumni community, all the while exploring the endless opportunities that South Korea and East Asia have to offer.

Top Ten Reasons to go to Seoul through the CEO Program

  1. Learn on site about the work that the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea have been doing and get involved in their humanitarian efforts.
  2. Go back in time and get lost in Bukchon Hanok Village to see beautiful traditional Korean wooden homes.
  3. Gyeongbokgung Palace is like no other ancient palace in the world – pay a visit to learn about Korea’s royal history, architecture, and traditions.
  4. Bring your sneakers and hike through Bugaksan or one of the other scenic mountain trails surrounding Seoul.
  5. Spend a day at Insa-dong market to hand-pick craft items and other traditional goods that can only be found in Korea.
  6. Climb inside a real tank at the National Museum of Wars and see the remnants of different Korean wars through history.
  7. Want an escape from the hustle of an urban city? Walk along the Cheonggyecheon stream and enjoy a serene niche within the bustling city.
  8. Take a day trip to Suwon, the last completely walled city in Korea. You’ll see architecture dating back to the 1790s and see how Koreans lived centuries ago.
  9. Last but not least, who can say no to authentic Korean cuisine? Check out Silla Galbi while you’re at Suwon -- it’s the best BBQ restaurant in town!
  10. Gain highly valued international experience in sectors across the board through internship opportunities!

    Student Experiences

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