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The lights turn on at Bongeunsa Temple as the sun sets over Seoul, South Korea.

Program at a Glance

Korea University

Country or area Korea, South
City Seoul
Class Level Jr, Sr, Gr, So
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester
Taught In English, Korean
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Korea University fosters an educational ecosystem for entrepreneurship with resources for students who aspire to starting their own businesses. While you can pursue classes in any major, this program is highly attractive to majors in international studies and business. A highlight is the Korea University Buddy Assist (KUBA) program, which assigns a local Korean student based on language ability and interests established in a personal interview. Your buddy will help you adjust to Korea University life and get involved in KU student life. Expect to be surprised by the mountainous landscape at Korea University—it's a hilly workout to get to classes.

Where you'll study

As a private university on par with the US ivy leagues, Korea University (KU) attracts faculty from leading global institutions around the world. The campus is spacious, green, hilly and just 25 minutes from the heart of Seoul by subway. Student pride is important at KU and the symbol of the university is the tiger, representing courage, agility, and dignity. Walk by the liberal arts building at nine in the morning and you’ll hear the school song playing from the clock tower. Try ice skating on a rink that’s open year-round to students and the public. Unlike any library you’ve seen before, the creator library is a studio where students can produce media, complete with a stage and study rooms that can be adjusted in size. Entrepreneurship thrives at Korea University with resources and support to achieve careers outside the traditional corporate world. Ville99 is a KU incubator complex of repurposed shipping containers with seminar rooms for lectures from mentors in business and an exhibition hall. KU’s maker space, called X-garage, is an underground workshop where students develop ideas into prototypes that lead to products that solve technical construction and design problems. If you are interested in music, a classical music listening room screens live performances on weekdays, and you can make special requests. The student cafeteria on campus is shared by all dorms and serves traditional Korean food like sweet pumpkin rice, cabbage salad, noodles, and dumplings.