Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Asan, South Korea
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Asan is located in the north western region of Chungnam, less than 60 miles south of Korea’s capital Seoul and a 40 minute ride on Korea’s newest high speed railroad, the KTX. It is dynamically expanding with its population being expected to reach over 500,000 in a few years and is home for the world class semi conductor and automobile manufacturers, Samsung and Hyundai.
Asan is also famous for its natural hot springs, rich in minerals and healing properties. Many visitors from around the world look forward to relaxing in these hot springs, especially in Asan’s Dogo hot springs complex, where they can not only benefit from one of Asia’s top sulfur hot springs, but also enjoy swimming, horse riding, and a round of golf.
The name "Soonchunhyang" means "the peaceful hometown complying with the will of heaven." Originally founded as a medical college in 1978, Soonchunhyang University is now recognized as an excellent educational renovation institution of higher education. Undergraduate programs are offered through five colleges: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine while Graduate programs are offered through three graduate schools: the Graduate School, the Graduate School of Education, and the Graduate School of Industrial Information. SCH has 80 foreign instructors and about 500 international students of various nationalities, the university is getting more globalized in the student body and faculty. The university is affiliated with 48 universities in 10 countries and actively pursuing its study abroad programs. It is an ideal place to study and experience Korean culture and pick up a language that has been designated a priority language by the U.S. government.
Students take an average of 5-6 classes each semester in a variety of subjects. There are courses available in the following areas listed below. The courses listed online are not offered every semester and will be confirmed with a final schedule upon arrival during orientation.
Global Village dormitory was founded in 2006, with over 500 students with over 45 separate suites with each capable of providing accommodation for up to 12 students. It is a spacious area, consisting of 4 buildings in the complex. Students have access to internet access, public telephones, study rooms, and a fully equipped media room.
Each section has a comfortable communal area fitted with a sofa suite, and is fully air-conditioned. It is surrounded by six rooms and two large bathrooms. All rooms are fitted with sturdy locks as well as security lock on each dormitory. The Global Village has 24 hour in-house security, employed by Soonchunhyang University to ensure students peace of mind and well being. It also offers in-house laundry.
For meals, students have the option to eat meals on-campus or off-campus. Meals in the cafeterias range in price from 2,500 to 4,000 won (or about $3-4 USD). Off-campus food is usually a 10-15 minute walk from campus. Most restaurants do not have menus listed in English, so it is a good idea to bring a Korean buddy with you!