This 3-credit, graduate-level elective course immerses students in the inner workings of the City of Seoul, Korea – one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world. Participants attend interactive lectures (simultaneously translated into English) from senior level Seoul government officials, participate in field trips to government locations, and have ample time for sightseeing and learning about the culture of Korea throughout the stay. All lodging and meals expenses are funded by the City of Seoul; students pay the regular Rutgers course tuition fee plus the cost of their plane tickets. Preparatory reading and a paper due two weeks after returning from Seoul are required. The course is traditionally held as a summer course in late May each year.