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Old and new buildings in South Korea

Program at a Glance

Seoul National University

Country Korea
City Seoul
Class Level Jr, Sr, So
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Fall sem, Spring sem
Taught In English, Korean
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Whatever you want, day or night, the city of Seoul can provide. At Seoul National University, you can experience the best of college life and Korean culture. A low cost of living, the option for year-long study, and brilliant public transport opens an even broader world of discoveries. Find inner peace at a temple or pond, tour a palace, sip tea in the traditional Bukchon village, or savor a late-night snack in one of the street markets. Optional university activities include a temple stay, food festival, and sports events. On the weekend, hike into Mount Gwanaksan for a stunning view of the bustling city below.

Where you'll study

Seoul National University (SNU, called Sha) is Korea’s #1 public university located in the southern part of Seoul, a megacity with a population of 10 million. The campus is hilly and large, comprising about 1,000 acres beneath the Gwanak mountains. The beautiful scenery includes cherry blossoms in the spring and bright red and yellow leaves in the fall. The towering glass engineering building reflects the elegant mountain surroundings. The campus has an impressive Museum of Art and one of the nation's most prestigious libraries. Classes in this program are held at the Gwanak main campus, which has some 200 buildings for classrooms. In between classes, stop by the Jaha Pond for a study break in the cool shade of the Zelkova trees.