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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: East Asian Languages and Literatures, International Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Program Description:
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Description

 
 

Program

Sogang University is one of the leading liberal arts institutions in South Korea and was founded in 1960 to follow the Jesuit model of education. 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. Although the main language of instruction is Korean, many courses are offered in English, a list of which can be found on the Office of International Affairs website. Exchange students are fully integrated into the regular programs with Korean students. This allows exchange students to experience Korean culture to the fullest extent.

Locations

Sogang University is situated on a fifty acre campus in the heart of metropolitan Seoul (population 12 million), the capital of South Korea. The city is easily accessible from the university and offers many cultural and historical attractions such as Kyongbok Palace, Toksu Palace, Changgyong Palace, Buddhist temples and the National and Folklore Museums.

Sogang University is home to approximately 16,500 students and numerous student organizations. 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.

Accommodations

Exchange students will be placed in the recently-opened Gonzaga Hall. Dormitory housing is limited; rooms need to be reserved well in advance. Breakfast and dinner are included in the housing fee that students pay to Sogang University. Most students will live in double rooms with a Korean roommate, although very limited single room options are available.

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one.
angerman.6@osu.edu 
 

Academics

 

Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter. 

Interested students can review a fairly comprehensive roster of courses on Sogang University's website. 

Students wishing to earn credit for Korean language will be obliged to take a placement exam upon their return to Ohio State. To learn more about this process, interested students should contact Dr. Yon-Soo Kang. Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.
 

Eligibility

 

Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have Junior rank, have completed one year at Ohio State at the time of application, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Complete applications will include a letter of recommendation from a recent instructor.  The preference is for a referee who is able to comment on the applicant's Korean language abilities. 

Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. 
 

Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
 

Financial

 
 

Program Costs

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

Sogang University's overview of campus facilities provides estimates for room and board for those students who choose to live in the residence hall. 

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Scholarships

Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
 
 

Announcements

 

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, September 25 from 4-5:30 pm in Enarson Classroom Building 100
 

Websites

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
 

Notices

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018
03/15/2018 08/27/2018 06/21/2019
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include travel. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Fall 2018 02/01/2018
03/15/2018 08/27/2018 12/24/2018
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include travel. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
10/15/2018 02/18/2019 06/21/2019
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include travel. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 04/01/2019 08/26/2019 12/25/2019
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include travel. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 03/15/2019 08/26/2019 06/23/2020
NOTE: These dates are tentative and include travel. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.

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