South Korea Exchange – Soongsil University
Experience Seoul, South Korea one of Asia's most high tech and modern cities. A complex blend of both Western modernism and traditional eastern culture, Seoul is a city of contrasts that offers many unique experiences. Soongsil University's roots trace back to 1897, when Dr. W. M. Baird, an American missionary started teaching from his residence in Pyong Yang and was then given the title of the first university in Korea.
Since its founding, Soongsil University has been passing down its ancestor's spirit and faith constantly following its mission. At the Sang-do campus, there are over 15,000 students enrolled and 600 faculty members following our founder's philosophy of "Truth and Service," working on preserving and establishing itself as a top institution of higher learning in the 21st century. Soongsil University is not only the first university in Korea but is working on becoming number one.
Watch this presentation for some more information on Soongsil University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkJKhqIEcdw
Students wishing to apply for this program will need to create a application profile with KSU, then contact Cynthia Tatis at firstname.lastname@example.org (470-578-3787) to start your application to Soongsil University.
Program Dates (subject to change)
For Fall Semester:
- KSU Application deadline: April 1st
For Spring Semester:
- KSU Application deadline: October 1st
Program Cost (subject to change)
Students are required to pay tuition on a minimum of 12 credit hours.
To calculate your tuition costs, please refer to the Bursar’s website, or click the link to be directed to their Tuition & Fees page. (Students will be responsible for their own airfare, passport fees, meals, housing, transportation, and any additional charges incurred while on the program.)
A $150 nonrefundable administration fee is due at the time of application.
Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this fee!
Soongsil has three Exchange Student Scholarships available to KSU students. To be eligible, you must have been accepted to the Soongsil exchange program and be eligible to study in Korea on a Korean study permit. More information here: Soongsil Exchange Student Scholarship Program.pdf
Do you meet the eligibility criteria? Apply now!
For information about additional scholarships available for this program please visit our website.
Students have the option of an off-campus apartment, or an on-campus dormitory.
Safety & Security
The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on South Korea, please visit: travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthKorea.html
The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/extended_student/south-korea?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
Registering for courses
Below is a list of courses offered by Soongsil in English in Spring 2017:
2017-1 English Course List_20170215.xlsx
Students participating in the Soongsil University Exchange Program are required to register for a minimum of 12 credit hours, and no more than 15 credit hours.
If you are interested in the program, contact Cynthia Tatis (email@example.com) to set up an appointment to discuss preparing your application and registering for courses.
NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.
A $150 administrative fee is due at the time of application. Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this fee!
International Programs Specialist
EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES
All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:
*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program
Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase. Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account. The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.
Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee (distinct from tuition) is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.
All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers. Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.
Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar. Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.