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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Hotels
Academic Courses: AET, MBU, MUH Minimum GPA: 2.50
Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009 Program Fee: $6750
Program Description:

Belmont in Seoul and Tokyo 



Experience the music and entertainment industries of Japan and Korea! In the vibrant cities of Tokyo and Seoul, we will visit palaces and other historic sites to explore Japanese and Korean culture and understand their influences on business practices. Additionally, we will be meeting with insiders in the J-pop and K-pop music industries, visiting with record labels, and attending music shows. The trip will allow students to immerse themselves in two of the biggest metropolitan cities in East Asia, enjoying a wide range of food, entertainment, and technology that the area is known for.

Please review program dates (this program will have classes in Nashville prior to departure). Please make necessary arrangements for your time in Nashville.​

  • Japanese Society for Rights of Authors
  • Sony Music Studios
  • Fuji Mountain
  • Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Fuji TV
  • NHK Science & Technology Research Center 

  • SM Entertainment
  • YG Entertainment
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Jeongdong Theater
  • N Seoul Tower
  • Hongdae
  • Seoul Art Center
  • DMZ

All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Seoul and Tokyo.  You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • AET 3950: Innovations in Sound (counts as AET 3895, AET elective)
  • MBU 3950: The Asian Music Industry (counts as MBU elective)
  • MUH 2950: World Music Experience (counts as Fine Arts BELL Core MUH 2020)

May 4-7: On-campus classes in Nashville
ONLINE OPTIONS:Photo of Seoul/Tokyo
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL Core requirement)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL Core requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $6,750: 
This fee will include round trip airfare from Nashville, housing, in-country transportation, some meals, site visits and group excursions, student health insurance.

Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, most meals, and personal expenses.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance

Photo of Seoul/Tokyo

Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


Dr. Doyuen Ko
Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering • JOHNSON CENTER 329

Dr. Nancy Riley

School of Music • WILSON MUSIC BUILDING 203

Dr. Don Cusic
Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business • 34 MUSIC SQUARE EAST 202

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.