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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Institution Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • Program Costs:: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Fall 2017 03/15/2017
03/29/2017 09/01/2017 12/22/2017
NOTE: The start and end dates listed here are approximate. Please confirm arrival and departure dates with host institution upon acceptance.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100
Financial Aid Applicability:
All Financial Aid (Institutional, Federal and State)
Class Standing:
-Sophomore, Junior Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Option(s): Student Residence Hall Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
LMU Transfer Credit
Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required:
Yes
Study Abroad Advisor: Jenny Visapattana
Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required:
Yes
Areas of Study:
Business, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, History, Humanities, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theological Studies
Program Description:
Seoul, Korea
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
LMU students can spend a semester or year studying at Sogang University, which welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities around the world. Currently, Sogang has joint academic agreements with over 237 partner universities in 55 countries, including many Jesuit universities. Korean language proficiency is not needed; many of the incoming exchange students arrive with absolutely no knowledge of Korean. International students participating in the exchange program may register for courses offered in English and take a maximum of 19 credits per semester. Students should refer to the list of classes offered in English. Exchange students are fully integrated into the regular programs with Korean students. This allows exchange students to experience Korean culture to the fullest extent. All courses offered in the International Korean Studies are taught in English. Exchange students may also register free of charge in Korean language courses offered by the Korean Language Education Center.
 
HOST INSTITUTION

For more information about studying at Sogang University, we highly recommend visiting their Official Exchange Program website.

 

LOCATION
 
Located along the Han River, Seoul has grown into a teeming metropolis with a population of more than 11 million. Over the years, the capital city of Korea has greatly expanded in the process of urbanization and industrialization and continues to grow as the thriving center of the country's political, economic, cultural and educational activities. Seoul hosted the Olympic Games in the summer of 1988 and the FIFA World Cup in 2002. 
 
As the world's 10th-largest city and one of the oldest cities in South Korea, its past and present coexist in a fascinating way: centuries-old palaces, city gates, shrines, gardens and priceless art collections attest to the city's illustrious past, while the glistening facades of soaring skyscrapers and the bustling traffic represent its vibrant present. 
 
Seoul's location on the Korean peninsula provides many opportunities to visit nearby countries of China and Japan. 
 
Visit the link below for more about South Korea in general: Korea.net.

 

ACADEMICS

It is important for students to remember that, as an exchange program, they are required to complete the application requirements for LMU Study Abroad and Sogang University by the LMU Deadline. Information on how to apply can be found within the list of Useful Links for Students at the bottom of the page.

Sogang offers the following areas of study: 
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering 
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
Further information on each of these programs can be found here.

Courses are taught in both Korean and English (about 25-30% of all courses are taught in English)

To search for courses, click here.

1st Semester: Spring
2nd Semester: Fall
  • Please check the box next to “Courses for Exchange Students” and press search.
  • Please note that not all courses offered in English are open to exchange students. 
  • If proficient in Korean, a student can take courses taught in Korean (for those courses, do not check the box next to “courses for exchange students”) 
A typical exchange student takes the Korean language course and several courses in their subjects (taught in English). Students that are interested in taking courses taught in Korean are required to pass Korean proficiency level 5.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to check the English course list and syllabi.

Sogang offers several clubs and activities such as the International Student Fellowship, the Taekwondo club, the Football club, and so many more, allowing students to immerse themselves in the university and gain a better understanding of Korean culture.

 
RESTRICTED COURSES
Some courses are restricted to incoming exchange students. These restrictions are determined by the respective academic department/faculty. Therefore, students must select “courses for exchange students” when viewing the course list.
Courses from our Law School, special graduate schools and professional graduate schools except for Sogang Business School (MBA) and Graduate School of International Studies are restricted to exchange students.

FULL TIME STUDY AND CREDITS PER SEMESTER
Exchange students can take minimum 9 credits to maximum 19 credits per semester.
Generally 3 credits are given per course. 

TRANSCRIPTS
Transcripts will be sent to students’ home university in February (Fall semester) and in August (Spring semester). Please inform OIA in advance if a student’s transcript is urgent. 


Also, check out www.thesilkroad.tv. It is a great resource for anyone traveling to or interested in any aspect of South Korea, including culture, tradition, mannerisms, opinions, sightseeing, food, etc.
 
HOUSING AND MEALS
 
Exchange Students can choose to live in Gonzaga Hall, a new facility that opened in fall 2008. The dormitory is located on campus beside the rear gate and can accommodate up to 900 students. Gonzaga hall houses students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere. Students will be assigned with a South Korean student in double rooms with a shower and bathroom. Just across from the dormitory is the new Gonzaga Plaza, which has a bookstore, food court, coffee shop, and a takeout hamburger and sandwich restaurant. Additionally, students who live in the Gonzaga dormitory can choose between two meal plans that offer either one meal a day or two meals a day throughout the month.

More information about accommodations at Sogang University can be found here.

USEFUL LINKS

Sogang’s Program Overview
Host Institution Application Materials
Visa Information
Health Insurance
Buddy Program
Courses Offered
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.