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Do I need to speak Korean?

No. Most students enter our program with absolutely no Korean language ability. For students who have studied Korean, we have language courses up to level 6 Korean language ability that you may test into.

What language are the classes taught in?

All Asian Study courses are taught in English with the exception of the Korean language courses which are taught in Korean. A diverse group of students from around the world participating in the same classes create a unique and rewarding learning experience.

Will my credits transfer?

Yes, credits will transfer, however courses would need to be approved by your school's advisor to see where those credits would fit for you.

Who will be in my classes?

The Asian Studies program is open to all Soonchunhyang University students. There will be many international students and Korean students alike in your classes.

How long can I stay?

International students are accepted in to the Asian Studies program one semester at a time for a maximum of three semesters.

Is it safe?

Yes! Soonchunhyang University is located in an extremely safe location with very low crime rates. The city of Asan and Soonchunhyang have a strong relationship and work together to ensure the safety for the general public. Dormitories have security guards working 24 hours a day as well as campus wide CCTV cameras for your protection.

What kind of initial fees and costs incurred?

There will be some initial fees and costs during orientation and within the first couple of weeks. Some are mandatory and some are optional:
- Room key deposit : 10,000 won (Reimbursed when you check out of the dorms)
- Alien registration card : 30,000 won
- Alien registration card Photo : 5,000 won
- Health insurance : about 70,000 won for 6 months (optional - you can bring your own from your home country)
- TB chest x-ray : 8,000 won (If you bring proof from home that you had this done you don't have to do it in Korea)
- Bedding : 50,000 won (optional)

Who will I be living with?

International students are housed in the Global Village dormitory. International students will be assigned a Korean roommate and live in a suite of 12 students. Your suitemates will include Korean students and other international students from all over the world.

What kind of facilities does the Global Village provide?

The Global Village holds a laundry room, pay phones, computers, and vending machines for your convenience.
There are also three lounges available to socialize and study as well as a dining room equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, tables, and a sink.

What resources are available to students on campus?

There are numerous resources available to students to make their university life more convenient. The library provides computers and printing services and is a popular place to study among students. There is an on campus post office and bank and the Student Union building contains a hair salon and health clinic. The Foreign Language Education Center Office (FLEC) helps students with any communication between Soonchunhyang and their home university.

What clubs and extracurricular activities are available on campus?

Soonchunhyang students are very involved in the numerous clubs on campus. There are clubs for music, volunteer work, sports and more. The campus provides sports facilities including a soccer field, basketball courts, tennis courts, a track, and a sports gym. Students may also purchase a membership to the two available workout gyms on campus.

Explain the Language Exchange program to me (Only applicable for who are participating in Cultural Internship Program)

The Cultural Internship Language Exchange program allows Korean and international students to interact on a daily basis to share information about their language, culture, and lives. Every week students meet with their assigned partners for one hour each. Popular activities to do during exchanges include eating lunch or dinner, playing board games or sports, talking in a cafe, or helping each other with homework. Students are required to attend their exchanges in order to receive their weekly stipend.

How far is it from Seoul?

The time it takes to get to Seoul varies on the method of transportation used.

Method Time Cost
Subway 2 hour 36 minutes about $3
Regular Train 1 hour 30 minutes about $7
High Speed Train (KTX) 36 minutes about $14
Bus 1 hour 30 minutes about $8