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Sogang University
Seoul, Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
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Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
Language Courses: Korean/Advanced, Korean/Elementary, Korean/Intermediate
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Fields of study:
Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, History, Internships, Literature, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religious Studies
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore
Credits/Term: 12-18
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Direct Enrollment
Housing Options: Dormitory
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The University

Sogang University was established by the Society of Jesus to provide an education based on Catholic belief and inspired by the Jesuit educational philosophy, in conformity with the Korean tradition of education. Sogang University's goal is to educate the whole human person on foundations of love and faith, encouraging all its members to be intent on the pursuit of learning as a sincere quest for truth, resolved to practice justice and respect the human dignity and worth of every person. Through this education, we aim to cultivate people of talent who will devote their lives to the development of a humanistic culture and the union of all mankind.

The University first opened its doors in 1960 with six departments: English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics and Economics. Today, the university has 8 undergraduate schools with over 20 departments and a graduate school with over 20 departments. There are currently 11,516 undergraduate students, 3,581 graduate students and 470 international students.

Sogang University welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities which have a joint academic exchange agreement with Sogang to participate in the student exchange program. International students participating in the exchange program may register for courses offered in Korean or English to take a maximum of 21 credits per semester. Currently, Sogang has joint academic agreements with over 160 sister universities in 48 countries, including Jesuit universities. More information on Sogang University made be found my accessing the following: Sogang University Home.

Seoul

The fifth largest city in the world, the Seoul metropolis has a population of about 11 million and is the center for economy, finance, the arts and culture.  Seoul is known to be one of the safest places to travel in with its low crime rate. There is a blend of old and new in Seoul with the modern high-rises and trendy shops mixed in with ancient temples and palaces.  Shopping is not a problem with the many department stores and street shops located around the city.  People are very sociable and kind to visitors in Seoul.  You will always see people in groups laughing and walking along the streets. Although English is taught in school, most Koreans have problems with pronunciation.  Since they can read English very well, it's a good idea to write down questions.

The public transportation in Seoul is excellent and will take you to almost any place you need to go whether it's by taxi, bus, or subway.  Traffic congestion is a big problem in Seoul, so the quickest way of getting around Seoul is generally by subway.

The Han River flows through the center of Seoul.  Encircling the city are rocky mountains which makes Seoul blend nature and modernization beautifully.  The center of Seoul has a mountain called Namsan, which has a tower on top that enables one to see almost all of the city on a clear day.

Courses

Accounting, American Culture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, History, International Business, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Operations Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Theology. More information on courses may be found by navigating to: English Courses at Sogang.

Accommodation

Housing is provided for study abroad students. Students are housed in Gonzaga Hall, a high-rise dormitory facility that houses 950 students. Meals are provided as part of the housing plan. There are several cafeterias on campus in which to eat. For more information on accommodation, please see the following: Gonzaga House.

The Academic Year

The academic year at Sogang is consisted of two semesters: Spring Semester(1st semester) is March to June, Fall Semester(2nd Semester) is September to December

Campus Life

There are a total of 75 student clubs and associations currently at Sogang University including Taekwondo, Korean traditional music, Korean traditional dance clubs, and many more related to the Korean culture. Students can also participate actively in areas of interest such as sports and music. More information on living in Seoul and studying at Sogang University can be found here: Life at Sogang.


Technology

Sogang University concentrates on creating a suitable environment for the cultivation of Korea's top global leaders. At Sogang, students can take care of all their needs on a digital campus. Wireless coverage for most classrooms, labs, library and other public spaces.
 



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