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South Korea: Korea University
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year Exchange,
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Program Cost Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Best Fit Majors: Accounting, Advertising, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Design Studies, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, General Business, History, Horticulture, Immunology & Medical Microbiology, International Studies, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Photography (& Intermedia), Physical Education Teacher Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Sociology, World Languages, Literature, & Linguistics Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Exchange Credits Earned: Variable
Program Description:


South Korea: Korea University

koreaKorea University, founded in 1905, is widely acknowledged as one of the country's top-ranked universities in Korea. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence on teaching, research and service to Korean society.  Eminent faculty, outstanding students and internationally recognized research programs all contribute to Korea University's academic reputation.

WVU's exchange agreement is with KU's Anam campus.  Korea University does encompass 5 campuses (Anam, Science, Green, Health Science and Sejong) that cover over 182 acres and are home to more than 37,000 students from all over the nation and the world.  With its stately stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, KU is known to be one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. The students of KU represent Korea's dream as they are among the nation's brightest and most ambitious.

Korea University offers a variety of services to the students such as free airport pick-up, international orientation, course registration, student bank card, free Korean language classes during the semester, Korean University Buddy Assistance, Sports Day, general counseling, and Seoul city tour.

The academic year consists of two semesters. The Semester 2 (Fall semester) usually runs from the middle August to mid-December and Semester 1 (Spring semester) from mid-late February to the middle of of June.

Programs closed to exchange students: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Information Security and ALL graduate programs at the business school. Undergraduate students must have completed 2 semesters before being nominated to KU.


City: Seoul
Country: South Korea
Population: 10 Million

Information: Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a sprawling metropolis where hyper-modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of centuries-old locust and pine trees.

Places of Interest:
Gyeongbokgung Palace


Korea University is a major comprehensive teaching and research institution that offers a variety courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as in all professional fields, including Law, Medicine and Business Administration. The university's academic breadth is extensive with its 81 departments, 23 colleges and divisions, and 23 graduate and professional schools. It also has more than 1,500 full time faculty members where more than 95% of them are Ph.D. holders or an equivalent qualification in their field.  Forty percent of undergraduate and 60% of graduate courses are taught in English, however, students with a strong Korean Language skills, will have an even greater selection option of courses in various disciplines. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a Korean Language course as part of their studies in Korea.

Students can enroll in classes in th efollowing colleges: College of Liberal Arts: Korean Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Philosophy, Korean History, History, Psychology, Sociology, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Chinese Language and lIterature, Russian Language and Literaure, Japanese Language and literature, Spanish Language and Literaure, Classic Chinese, Linguistics; College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology: Biotechnology, Food and Resource Economics, Food Science, Life Sciences and Boitechnology, Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering; College of Political Schience and Economics: Political Science and International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, Statistics; College of Science: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences; College of Engineering: Materials Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information and Management Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering

Students can take classes at the Anam campus in Seoul.  The list of courses offered in English is available to check online from mid-Decemeber for the Spring semester and mid-May for the Fall. 


Financial aid and scholarships will apply. Students will pay university and study abroad tuition, fees, and housing to WVU,  food will be paid in South Korea.

Comprehensive travel and health insurance along with our emergency assistance provider coverage is provided by WVU for all study abroad students. For more information click here.

Other expenses include:
 * Airfare
 * Passport
 * Student Visa
 * Books and Incidental Expenses

For more information on the general cost of living at KU, please see:



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 09/01/2018 12/21/2018
Full Year Exchange 2018-2019 04/01/2018 04/01/2018 09/01/2018 06/30/2019
Spring 2019 08/01/2018 08/01/2018 01/07/2019 05/31/2019

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