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Academic Courses: Academic Credit Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Housing: Dormitory Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
Program Type: Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.50
Program Description:

Sogang University

AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION |  HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS  | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT |


AT A GLANCE/LOCATIONPhoto of South Korea

Located in the heart of Seoul, Sogang University was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1960. Sogang University is the only Jesuit higher education institution in Korea. With an enrollment of 12,000 (8,100 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate), Sogang has established its place as one of the top universities in Korea. Around 3,000 foreign students study annually at Sogang in various academic programs.

Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis in South Korea, with a population of more than 25 million. Sogang is located in one of several epicenters for university students, and young people in general. It is clustered among four comprehensive universities, providing a variety of off-campus activities for all. A vibrant business and financial hub, Seoul also brims with culture, with more than 100 museums, numerous religious monuments, parks, markets, festivals, sports teams, and the Gyeongbok and Changdeok palaces.
PROGRAM TERM 

FALL SEMESTER: Late August – Mid December
SPRING SEMESTER: Early March – Mid June
 AREAS OF STUDY Seoul, S. Korea

Sogang University offers courses in both English and Korean. Exchange students can take a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 15 credits per semester (generally 3 credits are given per course). All courses offered in the International Korean Studies and the Graduate School of International Studies are taught in English. Sogang offers a new course list that is available 2 months before the semester starts at the following link: Learn more about course information. 
COURSE INFORMATION

Since this is an AACSB school, Sogang becomes a good place to study for Belmont business students to consider studying. Courses are also offered in: Korean language and literature, humanities, social science,  economics, business, art and technology. 
HOUSING INFORMATION

Exchange students will live on campus in Gonzaga Hall. The dorm has space for 950 students Korean and international students. Students are housed in double rooms. Students can choose between three meal plans as there are no kitchens on campus. Estimated Housing Fees are approximately $1,200-$2,000 per semester. 
 Learn more about housing here. 

COSTS

1. Housing:

Students pay housing directly to Sogang University.
 
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.


3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they have received formal acceptance from Sogang University into their program before booking their airfare. 
STUDENT LIFE Seoul, S. Korea

There are a total of 75 student clubs and associations currently at Sogang University including Taekwondo, traditional Korean music, traditional Korean dance clubs, and many more clubs related to Korean culture. Students can also actively participate in areas, such as sports and music. There are various campus ministry programs offered, and the international office offers programs and activities for visiting international students.  Students can also sign up to have a “Sogang Buddy” to help exchange students during cultural adjustment and to have as a language exchange partner.
APPLICATION PROCESS

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
 
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 15
 
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
 

This program has a two-step application process:
 
Step 1) The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
 
Step 2) The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
  • If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you. 

STAFF CONTACT

Bonnie Marschner 
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009 
bonnie.marschner@belmont.edu



 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 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.