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Sogang University
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 08/01/2014 08/01/2014 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Modern Language Courses Offered: Korean
Program Advisor: Katie Lapish, Rachel Koepsel 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:
18
 Class Eligibility:
02 - Sophomore
 Minimum GPA Requirement:
2.0
 Program Length:
Academic Year, Semester (more than 12 weeks)
Program Description:
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Contents:

Program Snapshot
Location
Academics
Accommodations
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Resources


Program Snapshot

  • 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 liberal arts 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. 
  • Academic calendar is similar to North Georgia's:  Fall classes run August- December, Spring classes run late February-June.


 

Sogang Market

Location

Sogang 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.
 

 


Academics

The Sogang Exchange Program offers (sophomore or higher) students the opportunity to spend a semester 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:

  • Hard Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Mathematics & Business: Mathematics, Computer Science,  Economics, Business Administration
  • Engineering: General Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Humanities: English Literature, Linguistics, History,  Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

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.
 

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Sogang Gonzaga Hall

Accommodations

Upon arrival in Seoul, students will receive on-ground support from Sogang's International Affairs Office. North Georgia students will reside in the  Foreign Student Apartment Complex of Gonzaga Hall. Students will share a room with a traditional 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.
 

 


Program Costs

The Sogang University Exchange program participants are responsible for paying University of North Georgia tuition and fees and international health insurance as generated in BANNER. This should be paid as you normally do to 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 initial 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) for four months.

Additional costs students should budget for include:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Passport & Visa
  • 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 & Scholarships

If 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: For more details concerning all other scholarships please see our North Georgia Study Abroad Scholarships page.


Resources

 


Testimonials


"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