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Soonchunhyang University, South Korea
Asan, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Program Cost: Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Major: Art Education -teaching, Art/Graphic Design, Art: Art History, Art: Studio, Communication, Communication/Public Relations, Earth Science, Economics, Education, English, Finance, Geography, Global Studies, Health Promotion, History, Humanities, Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Liberal and General Studies, Management Information Systems, Management/Business -Teaching, Management: Business Adminstration, Management: General Business Concepts, Management: Organizational Leadership, Management: Supply Chain and Operations, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Work/Internship: Yes Credit Level: Undergraduate
Income Opportunities: Yes Instructor-led: No
Capstone: No
Program Description:

Originally founded as a medical college, Soonchunhyang University is gaining a national reputation as an excellent institution of higher education. Located in the dynamically expending city of Asan, which is less than 60 miles south of the capital -- Seoul. Soonchunhyang University is readily accessible from the metropolitan Seoul area via public transportation. Now, with hundreds of international students of various nationalities, the university is getting more diverse in the student body.

Program Location

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.

Eating out in Asan is also quite a pleasant experience. One can taste exquisite Korean cuisine in many restaurants in Asan. Even for those who are price-conscious, dining out need not be a pain in the wallet since one can have a barbeque style meal for only less than eight dollars in most of these restaurants.



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. Located in a rural town on the central west coast of South Korea, Soonchunhyang University is surrounded by quaint mountains and nearby historical and cultural attractions. 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.

Cultural Internship: SCH allows faculty and students to study abroad within exchange programs with related institutions. We have created what is called the "English Village" within the Soonchunhyang University and housed on campus. The citizens are chosen from students who are particularly interested in English as a foreign language along with students from abroad who are native English speakers. Intern for 5 to 15 hours a week as a "Cultural and Language Ambassador" through group meetings, a language and cultural exchange program, and by living side by side with Korean students in specially designated dorms. Students who participate in the cultural internship are paid for 14 weeks and the funds are to be used towards airfare, housing, and meal expenses.


Academic Program

Course descriptions can be found online on SCH's website. 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.
  • Literarture and Culture
  • Business and Economics
  • Political Science and Diplomacy
  • Sociology and History
  • Education
  • Korean Studies
  • International Studies
  • Korean Language
Korean Language classes are usually taught by non-native English speakers, therefore the language courses will be authentic with native speakers. For students participating in the Cultural Internship, there might be an option to alternate the elective courses (2) for Korean language courses instead.
Accommodations and Meals

SCH2 One of Soonchunhyang University’s newest buildings, the Global Village founded in 2005, houses around 500 students with over 45 separate sections with each capable of providing accommodation for up to 12 students. It is a spacious area, consisting of 4 buildings designed with students’ needs in mind. With free internet access, public telephones, study rooms, and a fully equipped media room, students need not be concerned with staying in touch with family and loved ones. 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. Also, students can feel confident that their belongings are safe and secure as 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. The Global Village serves as a home away from home for many students, and SCH hopes that the memories gained here will have a lasting impression on its occupants for years to come.

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 10-15 minutes away (walking) from campus. Most restaurants do not have menus listed in English, so it is a good idea to bring a Korean buddy with you!

Program Costs

Students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state) plus study abroad fee to participate. The program cost for any housing, food, round-trip air transportation, in-country transportation, international health insurance, visa, personal expenses, and books and supplies.

All budget amounts are estimates only.  Prices are subject to change.  If you have questions, please contact

Tales From Abroad

"I’ve always wanted to travel and now that I’ve had the chance, I’m ecstatic. To some people’s surprise, Korea has a lot to offer. China has always been considered one of the cradles of civilization and, as the country right next to it, the history of Korea runs deep. I’m so amazed each and every day I wake up and realize that at 19, I’ve managed to make one of my life’s dreams come true."
--Alisha Thompson, Spring & Fall 2014

Program Reviews


Program Ratings:
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Program Value: 1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experiences: 1 2 3 4
Housing: 1 2 3 4
Overall Learning: 1 2 3 4
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 02/25/2016 06/17/2016
NOTE: Arrival: Feb 22-23, 2016, Orientation: Feb 25-26, 2016, Start of classes: Feb 29, 2016; End of classes/exams: Jun 17, 2016;

** 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.