- 30% of classes in English
- Stem Lab Internships
- AACSB Accredited College of Business
University and Program
30% of the classes are offered in English and 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. This allows exchange students to experience Korean culture to the fullest extent.
Sogang University, located in downtown Seoul, is the only Jesuit university in Korea and one of Korea's top universities. It holds AACSB Accreditation which is the same as Loyola's College of Business. It is a small school with a big reputation where students can enjoy intimate classes and a personal educational experience while benefitting from the expertise of an internationally renowned faculty and a wide range of course options in English. The Global Korean Studies department provides a comprehensive program of courses in English on a variety of topics ranging from Korean political economy and international security to Korean literature and popular culture (the Korean Wave). Korean language classes at Sogang’s renowned Korean Language Education Center complement additional English–language course offerings in Korean history, philosophy, art and religion.
Undergraduate Programs with courses in English: a list of the programs can be found at this website. To view the specific courses in a major, click on 'Courses Offered' from the menu on the upper left, select 'Undergraduate School' in the 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". The following programs have courses in English:
School of Humanities and International Cultures
- Korean Language and Literature
- Religious Studies
- English Literature and Linguistics
- American Culture
- Chinese Culture
School of Social Sciences
- Political Science
School of Integrated Knowledge
- Global Korean Studies (Korean Studies in English)
- Art & Technology
School of Natural Sciences
- Life Science
School of Economics
Sogang Business School (Undergraduate Program)
School of Communication
More Information on Courses can be found on Sogang's Informational Academic Webpage.
There are two Korean language programs offered in the Korean Language Education Center (KLEC) for exchange students. Exchange students who wish to take the Korean language course at KLEC will get a tuition waiver by the Sogang Office of International Affairs under the condition that students complete the Korean language program and that their attendance rate is above 80%.
Housing and Meals
Students will live on-campus. Gonzaga Hall is located on campus. It was opened in August 2008 for Korean and international students and therefore offers a truly multicultural experience. It has a total capacity of 950 persons.
The dorms are double rooms (2 students per room), single rooms are not available. The facilities include a global cafeteria, laundry room, prayer room, gym and much more! A double room for four months is KRW 1,804,750 (approximately $1,650) and for six months KRW 2,926,150 (approximately $2,670). (Fees based on Fall 2011). Students will be asked to make a deposit of roughly $90 for housing. Two meals are included in the housing fee, breakfast and dinner during the weekdays and only breakfast on Saturdays. Internet access is available in the dormitory rooms as well as throughout the entire campus.
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.
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 two different kinds of buddies at Sogang University.
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
STEM 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.
Students can include the application for the internship along with their exchange application. Download the application here.
Click here to learn more about Sogang's STEM Lab Internship 2015/2016
Sogang University Visa Issuance Information: http://home.sogang.ac.kr/sites/egoabroad/service/visa/Student_new/Pages/Visa_Issuance.aspx
Hi Korea Portal with information on visas and for sojourners: http://www.hikorea.go.kr/pt/main_en.ptl
ISEP Visa Guidelines: http://www.isep.org/students/Placed/handbook_visa.asp?country=28
Office of International Affairs at Sogang: http://home.sogang.ac.kr/sites/egoabroad/exchange/Pages/Program_Overview.aspx
U.S. State Department Country Information: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/korea-south.html
ISEP Country Handbook South Korea: http://www.isep.org/students/Placed/handbook_index.asp?country=28
TimeOut Guide Seoul: http://www.timeout.com/travel/features/1143/20-great-things-to-do-in-seoul
For more information and to begin the application process for the semester or yearlong exchange program, please make an appointment for advising with the Center for International Education.