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*We are continuing to monitor the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. All programs are subject to change.

During Summer Semester 2024, students can earn a full Minor in Information Systems (13 credits) while studying in South Korea and Japan, living for six weeks in each country. Visit tech companies and local businesses and spend weekends exploring incredible sites such as Kyoto, Tokyo, Busan, Osaka, Seoul, and more!

Students are responsible for a current passport.*


Students must complete IS 4410 or IS 4411 (with B or better) before Summer 2024. The IS minor is open to all Eccles students (including IS majors) with a University of Utah GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students are also responsible for a current passport.

Amp up your degree while you explore!

The IS minor teaches students to use technology in bridging all functional areas of an organization in today’s highly competitive business environment. Course subjects include systems analysis and design, database development, networking, and web development.

View curriculum here.

IS Minor Abroad Fee


Fee includes airfare to and from Asia, tuition and fees, housing, limited in-country transportation, and planned excursions.

 View sample experiences here.

Not included: Food and incidental personal expenses


  • IS 3596 — Exploring IT Certifications (Online) (1 credit)
  • IS 4420 — Database Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • IS 4460 — Web-Based Applications (3 credits)
  • IS 4440 — Networking (3 credits)
  • IS 4430 — Systems Analysis & Design (3 credits)



  • Experience the tension at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
  • Beautiful and scenic Busan
  • Bustling and dynamic city of Seoul
  • Immerse in Korean culture and heritage in Gyeongju



  • Enjoy the charm of Osaka
  • Visit amazing Tokyo — the New York of an alternate universe
  • Be enlightened and enchanted in Kyoto
  • Immerse in Japanese culture and food

Student Perspectives

Read about the experience of Julina Tusieseina, who earned her IS Minor while learning abroad in South Korea with Eccles Global.

Read about Julina