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Loyola Exchange - Sogang University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year,
Year (Sp/Fall)
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Required GPA:
3.0
Minimum Class Standing:
3 Junior
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Loyola Scholarships:
Yes
Program Description:
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Seoul, Korea

University Highlights

  • Learn Korean in downtown Seoul
  • Choose from a wide variety of courses in English
  • AACSB accredited business program

University and Location

Sogang University is a top-ranked South Korean Jesuit institution located in downtown Seoul. Like Loyola’s College of Business, Sogang holds AACSB Accreditation. It is a small school with a big reputation where students can enjoy intimate classes while benefitting from the expertise of internationally renowned faculty.
 
The Global Korean Studies department provides courses in English on a variety of topics ranging from Korean political economy to Korean literature and popular culture (the Korean Wave). Classes at Sogang’s Korean Language Education Center complement additional English–language course offerings in Korean history, philosophy, art and religion.

Academics
Courses
Sogang’s classes are offered in English. Loyola students will be able to take courses in their major as well as common curriculum classes. Loyola students are fully integrated into the regular programs with Korean students.

Finding Courses
Click here to see a list of Undergraduate Programs with courses in English. To view the specific courses in a major, click on 'Courses Offered' from the menu on the upper left, select 'Undergraduate School' in the Position drop down menu, and then the specific major in the next drop down menu. Make sure to check the case for "Courses for Exchange Students". Courses are offered in English in the School of Humanities and International Cultures, School of Social Sciences, School of Integrated Knowledge, School of Natural Sciences, School of Economics, Undergraduate Sogang Business School, and School of Communication.

 

Korean Language Courses
There are two Korean language programs offered for exchange students in the Korean Language Education Center (KLEC). Exchange students who wish to take the Korean language course at KLEC will get a tuition waiver from the Sogang Office of International Affairs under the condition that students complete the Korean language program and that their attendance rate is above 80%.  
 
Credits and Grading
The following grade conversion chart is approximate:

 
Korean Grade   Loyola Grade
A+/A0/A-   A
B+/B0/B-   B
C+/C0/C-   C
D+/D0/D-   D
F   F
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Academic Calendar
Fall Semester (2nd Semester): End of February through mid-June
Spring Semester (1st Semester): End of August through mid-December


Student life
Finances and Budgeting
Please refer to the BUDGET SHEET. Typically fall and spring terms are estimated to cost the same. A full year is estimated to be double the cost of spring.

Housing and Meals
Loyola students at Sogang live on-campus in Gonzaga Hall, a multicultural dorm that hosts about 1000 students. The dorms are double rooms (2 students per room), single rooms are not available. The facilities include a cafeteria, laundry room, prayer room, gym, and more. Two meals are included in the housing fee, breakfast and dinner on weekdays and only breakfast on Saturdays. Internet access is available in the dormitory rooms as well as throughout the entire campus. Learn more here.

Sogang Service Learning Program
This program is a one-credit service learning course consisting of 7-8 classroom sessions (lecture, discussion, student presentations, etc.), and at least 24 hours of community service during the academic semester offered to undergraduate exchange students to Sogang. Participants in the course will consist of international and Korean students. Volunteer work placements will be assigned in the course, and course materials, discussions and student presentations will be in English.

Click here to read more about Sogang's Service Learning Course 2015/2016


seoul night citySTEM Lab Internship Program
Undergraduate exchange students, majoring in math, chemistry, biology and physics can apply for an internship at one of the many research labs at Sogang. Interns will have a hands-on learning experience through interactions with professors and graduate students. The internships will have flexible hours, with a maximum of five hours per week during the academic semester. Students will be assigned to a research lab based on the information in their Lab Internship Program applications.

Click here to learn more about Sogang's STEM Lab Internship 2015/2016


Student Organizations
Sogang University has a buddy program, which matches an exchange student with a regular Sogang student, to assist exchange students better adapt to life at Sogang and to promote reciprocal cultural experiences.
There are a total of 75 student clubs and associations currently at Sogang University including Taekwondo, Korean traditional music, Korean traditional dance clubs, and many more that are related to Korean culture. Students can also participate actively in other areas of interest such as sports and music.

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Visa Regulations


Useful Websites

University International Office: Office of International Affairs at Sogang


Last Updated 09/1/16



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2016-2017 04/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 08/25/2016 06/17/2017
Fall 2016 04/15/2016
**
Rolling Admission 08/25/2016 12/17/2016
Spring 2017 09/15/2016
09/15/2016 TBA TBA
Year (Sp/Fall) 2017 10/01/2016 10/15/2016 TBA TBA
Year 2017-2018 12/01/2016 12/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 12/01/2016 12/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 04/01/2017 04/01/2017 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed