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Loyola Exchange - Sogang University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Minimum Required GPA:
Minimum Class Standing:
3 Junior
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Housing Options:
Residence Hall with Host Nationals
Internship/Service Learning Options:
Program Description:
Sogang UniversitySogang triangle

Seoul, Korea

University Highlights

  • 30% of classes in English
  • Stem Lab Internships
  • AACSB Accredited College of Business

University and Program

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.

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.

Finding courses

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 Culturesseoul colorful

  • Korean Language and Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature and Linguistics
  • American Culture
  • Chinese Culture 

School of Social Sciences

  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology 

School of Integrated Knowledge

  • Global Korean Studies (Korean Studies in English)
  • Art & Technology 

School of Natural Sciences

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  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Life Science 

School of Economics

  • Economics 

Sogang Business School (Undergraduate Program)

  • Business Administration 

School of Communication

  • Mass Communications

More Information on Courses can be found on Sogang's Informational Academic Webpage.

Academic Calendar

Information on Sogang's Academic Calendar is available at:

Language Courses 

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.

Student Experience


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.

seoul night citySogang 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

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

Visa Regulations

Sogang University Visa Issuance Information:
Hi Korea Portal with information on visas and for sojourners:
ISEP Visa Guidelines:

Useful Websites

Office of International Affairs at Sogang:

U.S. State Department Country Information:
ISEP Country Handbook South Korea:
TimeOut Guide Seoul:

To Apply

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 04/15/2015
05/01/2015 02/29/2016 06/18/2016
Year 2016-2017 12/14/2015
01/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 12/14/2015
01/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 04/01/2016 04/15/2016 TBA TBA

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