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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
Spring 2018 10/02/2017
11/02/2017 02/28/2018 06/21/2018
NOTE: The start and end dates listed here are approximate. Please confirm arrival and departure dates with host institution upon acceptance.

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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 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: Art and Technology, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, History, Korean, Korean Studies, Life Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Description:
Seoul, Korea
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

An exchange program is an exceptional opportunity to enhance one's college experience and become fully immersed in another culture at another university campus. Students will live and study side-by-side with local students from the host country and other international students there, giving students a true taste of what the student life in that country is all about. Academically, students will be challenged by learning a new language – if they choose – or exploring an array of unique course offerings that count as transfer credit toward their LMU degree. 
 

HOST INSTITUTION

Sogang University was established by the Society of Jesus to provide an education based on Catholic beliefs and inspired by the Jesuit philosophy of education, in conformity with the Korean tradition of education. Sogang University welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities that have a joint academic exchange agreement with Sogang to participate in the student exchange program. Currently, Sogang has joint academic agreements with over 315 partner universities in 58 countries, including many Jesuit universities.

For more information about studying at Sogang University, visit 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

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 and the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) are lectured in English. Exchange students may also register for Korean language courses offered by the Korean Language Education Center with free of charge.

Students participating in this exchange program may register for courses offered in Korean or English and take a maximum of 19 credits per semester. Each course is equivalent to about 3 LMU credits.

The list of courses that are offered in English can be found on the Office of International Affairs website. About 25-30% of all courses are taught in English.

 
To search for courses, click here. Please note that at Sogang University, the first semester is Spring, and the second semester is Fall.
  • Select the term and your position as the undergraduate school.
  • Be sure to 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”).
 
HOUSING AND MEALS
 
Exchange Students can choose to live in Gonzaga Hall, which 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 to a South Korean student in double rooms with a shower and bathroom. Just across from the dormitory is the Gonzaga Plaza, which has a bookstore, food court, coffee shop, and a take-out 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

Host Institution Application Materials
Visa Information
Health Insurance
Buddy Program

 



This program is currently not accepting applications.