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Korea University
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: Norwich applicants only
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Korea University
Korea University’s Educational Objective is to teach and study academic theories and application methods based upon KU’s philosophical belief in democratic education, thus fostering the talent required for the development of Korea and all humanity. Mission: to nurture talent under the humanitarian ideal, cultivate character, develop abilities for personal autonomy, sharpen qualities as a democratic citizen, help lead a life worthy of humanity, contribute to the development of a democratic country, and realization of an ideal of human co-prosperity.

The Anam Campus at Korea Univerisity is located in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Seoul is the capital of Korea with over 600 years of cultural history. It is the heart of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics. Seoul is home to many old historic sites like Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, and places of traditional culture like Bukchon Hanok Village, Insa-dong, and Namdaemun Market. The shopping and entertainment districts of Myeongdong and Apgujeong, Asia's largest underground shopping center COEX Mall and the Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, also adds to the distinctive landscape of Seoul.


Eligibility and Application Requirements
All students who study abroad must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be in good conduct standing with Norwich.
The academic year runs from March to December and is made up of 2 terms at KU. The terms are approximately 14 weeks long. International students have a choice of 3 study periods:
Full academic year: March ~ December / September ~ June
Spring semester: March ~ June
Fall Semester: September ~ December

Exchange/visiting students can take max 19 credits per semester. Academic credits earned through this program can be transferred under the exchange regulations and used to satisfy degree requirements at home institutions. Students must check with Norwich regarding the credit acceptability of chosen courses.

Programs Offered
Art and Design
International Studies
Media and Communication
Heath Sciences
Political Science and Economics
Information Security
Information and Communication
International Education
Foreign Language Studies

KU offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and the number is increasing every year. Please note that it is not guaranteed that the same courses are offered every year but normally there are only minor changes. It is important that you ensure that your intended courses will be offered in your registered semester. The list of courses offered in English will is updated and available for you to check online in January for spring semester and in July for fall semester on ( > English > Major Subject (or General Subject)).
What’s KUBA?
KUBA stands for Korea University Buddy Assistants and each students will have a group of KUBA members when they arrive in Korea.
During each vacation period, the Office of International Affairs recruits KU student volunteers (mostly second year students or higher) for KUBA to guide and help Study Abroad and Exchange students adjust to Korea University life. Buddies are selected on the basis of their language abilities, student involvement (including participation in societies and clubs at KU), and in-person interviews.
Exchange/Visiting students will be automatically registered as KUBA members and will receive e-mails from Korea University buddies before the semester starts.

Breakdown of typical costs (These costs are only estimates and are subject to change.)
Budget Item  
Educational/Program Fee $17,659.00
Room and Board $6,460.00
Other Fees $1,018.00
Study Abroad Fee $750.00
Billable Subtotal $25,887.00
Estimated Airfare $1,300.00
Estimated Passport Fee $150.00
Estimated Visa Fee $50.00
Estimated Books & Supplies $150.00
Estimated Local Transportation $300.00
Estimated Meals Not Covered Above $800.00
Non- Billable Subtotal $2,750.00
Estimated Total Cost $28,637.00

If you are interested in learning more about how to fund an education abroad program, you can find out more information here

Helpful Links
Korea University Page
Korea University Exchange Page


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2020 10/01/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA

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