|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Korean||Modern Language Courses Offered:||Korean|
|Program Advisor:||Camille Bearden, Jen Harlan||Non-UNG Students Allowed:||Yes|
|Program Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||0 - Multiple Areas, Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, History, Host Culture/History, Host Language Courses, International Business, International Relations, Law/Pre-law, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy/Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences|
|Max Number of Credits Offered:||19||Class Eligibility:||02 - Sophomore|
|Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.5||Program Length:||Academic Year, Semester (more than 12 weeks)|
|Program Location:||Seoul, South Korea||Exception from Open Doors:||No|
- Immerse yourself within South Korea's largest mega-city.
- Experience one of the world's busiest cities in international relations and global technologies.
- Room at a fairly large school with over 14,000 students, in addition to over 2,000 international students each year.
- Take Korean language and culture classes and courses instructed in English.
- Attend the prestigious liberal arts university of South Korea as Sogang University is the highest regarded institution of foreign language and cultural learning on the Korean Peninsula.
LocationSogang University is located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. Home to over ten million people, Seoul is the capital of South Korea. It is the largest metropolis, famous for its population density. Several of the world's largest conglomerates are headquartered in the capital.Additionally, Seoul is a top 10 world city that hosts international political and economic meetings between the most powerful countries in the world. The FIFA cup and Olympic Games have both been hosted in Seoul.The abundance of people and multi-national companies in Seoul attract students to learn and study at Sogang University.
AcademicsThe Sogang Exchange Program offers (sophomore or higher) students the opportunity to spend a summer, semester long or academic year at Sogang University. For this program, Korean language proficiency is NOT required. This program offers multi-level courses in Korean language and culture.
Subject Areas Offered At Sogang During The Semester and Academic Year:
During the semester or academic year students have the option of taking a combination of Korean language courses and courses from areas listed above that are instructed in English or taking courses solely taught in English. 20% of the undergraduate courses offered at Sogang are taught completely in English. Students are expected to hold a 12-15 hour course load regardless.
For more information on Sogang's undergraduate programs, please see Sogang University Undergraduate Courses. To learn more about the Sogang class experience and application process, see an International Peer Advisor today in Price Memorial 104.
Upon arrival in Seoul, students will receive on-ground support from Sogang's International Affairs Office. University of North Georgia students will reside in Gonzaga Hal a on-campus dormitory. Students share a room with another student at Sogang student each having the following: bed, desk, drawer, wardrobe, shower, sink, and vanity area, phone, and internet. Easily accessible from the complex are: global cafeterias, laundry facilities, prayer rooms, medical facilities, and much more.For more information regarding accommodations, please see Sogang University International Student Housing.
Airport Pick-up & Buddy Program
The OIA offers airport pick-up through the student organization H.U.G. (Hands Up Gathering). To find out more about this program please see http://home.sogang.ac.kr/sites/egoabroad/exchange/predeparture/Pages/Buddy.aspx.
The Sogang University Exchange program participants are responsible for paying University of North Georgia tuition and fees as generated in BANNER. This should be paid through the University of North Georgia Business Office. Students will apply for housing in Sogang University's International Student Apartments, Gonzaga Hall, as part of the application process. Once at Sogang University, you will pay the double room rate in the international apartment complex. The housing plan includes 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner).
Additional costs students should budget for include:
- Round-trip Airfare
- Passport & Visa
- Notice for Korean Descendents:
- If your nationality is Non-Korean but if you are a Korean Descendent, then you must inquire with the nearest Korean consulate or embassy regarding your nationality and the type of visa you must have to travel to Korea.
- Notice for Korean Descendents:
- Personal Expenses (shopping, meals off campus, cell phone, trips/excursions, transportation, etc.)
- Unexpected incidents
For an estimated analysis of anticipated costs, please refer to the Budget Sheet provided in the tab at the top of the page.
Financial Aid & ScholarshipsIf you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a University of North Georgia student, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor to see how much of your current aid package you'll be able to utilize towards this exchange program. Click here to find the Financial Aid Office location on your home campus. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships:
- University of North Georgia International Peer Advisors (IPAs)
- University of North Georgia Study Abroad Scholarships
- University of North Georgia Financial Aid Office
- Sogang University Exchange Program Homepage
- Sogang University International Student Housing
- Sogang University Undergraduate Courses
- South Korea Student Visa
"I had the opportunity to meet lifelong friends from across the world and experience a culture that was different from my own."
----Ashley Duffins, Spring 2010, Gilman Scholar
"I loved living in the middle of a completely different culture; Seoul became my second home."
----Sydney King, Spring 2011