|Restrictions:||Marquette applicants only|
|Program Type:||Marquette Program||College of Business Administration Students ONLY:||No|
|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Number of Credits:||12+, 9||Academic College:||College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|Language Prerequisite:||None||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Program Coordinator:||Brock Price, non-business students, Jamshid Hosseini, business students|
THE CITYSeoul is a city of contrasts. From ancient palaces with centuries of history to high tech skyscrapers of steel and glass, from ancient texts dating back millennia to the highest rate of broadband Internet access in the world, Seoul is a place where the old and new exist in harmony.
The capital and largest city of South Korea with over ten million people, Seoul is one of the world’s largest cities. It is also the world’s second largest metropolitan area, the Seoul National Capital Area - which includes the major port city of Incheon and satellite towns in Gyeonggi-do – has almost 23 million inhabitants. As a major financial and cultural center, Seoul is considered a global city. The city has hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Sogang University, located in the capital city of Seoul, was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1960 and remains the only Jesuit higher educational institution in all of Korea. The University is located in Shinchon, which is considered the “University Town” within Seoul because of the several major prestigious universities located in the area.
The university is comprised of around 8,000 undergraduate students and around 4,000 postgraduate students, of which 1,350 are from outside of Korea. Because of its smaller size in comparison with other Korean universities, Sogang provides a family-like atmosphere for international students, offering activities and programs for study abroad students that allow them to interact with the students of Sogang.
in 2008, Sogang is ranked 1st in Korea (among the four-year universities without medical school). In October 2009, Sogang earned an accreditation of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business.
There is a one-day orientation on the first day of school, or the day prior, which includes a welcome lunch, campus tour, meeting with student ambassadors and meeting with the Office of International Affairs staff.
Sogang University offers 20 percent of their classes in English. Exchange students usually take all of their courses in English. Marquette students are encouraged to take a beginner-level Korean language course during their semester, though it is not required. Sogang is home to the world's best Korean language institute, which the state department uses to train diplomats.
Sogang offers courses in the STEM areas, although Marquette students have primarily taken political science, theology, philosophy, history and cultural courses.Students with junior or senior standing are allowed to take courses in the Graduate School of International Studies with permission from appropriate professors.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of "C" or higher is earned.
Summer courses are taught in English in Korean studies, often including economics, history, Korean language, literature, marketing, political science and theology. Visit Sogang's course offerings page for more information.
Students studying abroad for a semester may take four to seven classes, earning from 12 to 21 credits per semester. Students studying for a summer should plan to take three courses, earning nine credit hours (one Korean language course and two Korean cultural studies courses).
Historic course equivalencies
Please note that the courses listed here have been approved in general for Marquette credit. However, because each individual academic record is unique, depending on the college, the major and courses taken previously, not every course will qualify to be used toward a Marquette degree. Therefore, current Marquette students must have prior approval from the their college office, before enrolling in these courses. Without this prior approval, any course taken at another institution will likely not be accepted toward the Marquette degree.
Students at Sogang live in an American-style residence hall named Gonzaga Hall. The residence has double occupancy rooms, and students can request a Korean roommate. The hall also has a cafeteria and a workout room, and is equipped with high speed wireless internet. Students need to supply their own sheets and bedding, which can be purchased upon arrival in Korea.
The housing fee at Sogang includes a meal plan for two meals per day in the cafeteria. The cost of food in Korea is much lower than in the US and a meal at a restaurant can be purchased for 2-5 US dollars.
Sogang's Korean Studies Summer Program combines Korean Studies Seminars taught in English and intensive Korean language courses. International students will be in classes alongside local Korean students. During this five-week program, students can enroll in two or three courses earning a total of 6-9 credits. Students select their preferred combination of coursework:
- 2 Korean Studies Seminars and 1 Korean Language course (9 credits)
- 2 Korean Studies Seminars and no Korean Language courses (6 credits)
- 1 Korean Studies Seminar and 1 Korean Language course (6 credits)
Each Korean Studies Seminar is an interdisciplinary three-credit course taught by two professors (Korean and international faculty). Seminar topics may include Korean literature, politics, architecture, music, social media, or language and migration. Each Friday, students will go on a field trip to significant places in Korea such as the National Museum of Korea, Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, KOFIC Namyangju Studios, and the Demiliterized Zone.
Students enrolled in Korean language courses will take a placement test upon arrival. They will be taught by renowned Sogang University's Korean Language Education Center faculty.
Students will live in residence halls on campus and will have the opportunity to be paired with Korean students through Sogang's buddy program.
VISA & TRAVEL
Click on the link below for the visa and travel details specific to South Korea.
Visa and Travel - South Korea
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