Exchange Program - South Korea
With more than 10 million people, Seoul is South Korea's largest city and one of the most populous cities in the world. Mountains circle Seoul on all sides with Namsan ("South Mountain") springing up in the center. Although the Han River once marked the southern boundary, the city has sprawled across to the southern side with some two dozen bridges crossing the river and one subway tunnel underneath.
As Korea's capital and most populous city, Seoul represents the country's center for business, education and modern culture. It offers many activities for everyone, including museums and palaces, parks and mountains and amusement parks and night clubs.
Sogang University was established in the 1940s by the Society of Jesus to provide an education based on Catholic belief and inspired by the Jesuit educational philosophy, in conformity with the Korean tradition of education. Sogang offers a variety of courses in humanities, social sciences, law, economics, business, communications, natural sciences, engineering, education and more. Additionally, Sogang offers a multitude of student activities and sporting events.
Students will all live in on campus in a residence hall. Some of the other campus facilities include: Global cafeteria, laundry room, prayer room, medical facilities and more. Two meals per day are included in the housing fee (breakfast and dinner during the week, breakfast on Saturday). Housing and meals are not included in the program price and will be paid directly to Sogang.
A list of courses, which are taught in English, can be found here.
Fall Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: Late February - Late June
Students will pay SLU semester tuition and housing is paid directly to Sogang University. All SLU financial aid and academic tuition scholarships will apply (athletic scholarships do not apply). In addition, a mandatory $250 international insurance fee per semester will be added to the student's account.
Housing Fees (paid directly to Sogang University)
To seek admission, which is not guaranteed, a student must meet the following requirement(s):
- 2.5 GPA
- Sophomore or Junior
- Not be on academic or disciplinary probation
Please submit the following completed documents together to Des Peres Hall 102. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.