|Restrictions:||Marquette applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Type:||Marquette Program||College of Business Students ONLY:||No|
|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Number of Credits:||12+||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 — officially the Seoul Special City — is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, located at the heart of the Korean Peninsula. The city is nearly equidistant from the southeastern port of Busan and the northwestern town of Sinuiju on the China-North Korea border. The city is also conveniently located in the middle of several major northeast Asian metropolises, such as Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei.
Seoul sits in a natural basin. Surrounding the city are a number of peaks of 500 meters or more above sea level. These peaks have historically played the role of a natural fortress, providing the city with protection from invasion. In fact, the mountains were a key reason behind the location's selection as the national capita
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. having hosted both the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Sogang University 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 was 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. MU students will apply for the "Buddy Program" and be assigned a local student to help them get settled during your first days in Seoul. Sogang students and organizations coordinate many introductory social events during the first weeks in Seoul which are advertised around campus and allow Marquette students to connect with Korean students and other international students, There will also be an orientation at Marquette prior to departure.
This document [click] will guide you on how to use the below course database. To see specific course offerings, you can search course offerings via Sogang's online course database (use Internet Explorer).
You can also look at past course offerings below:
Sogang University offers about 40% of their courses in English. Academic areas included engineering, history, literature, mathematics, economics, sociology, psychology, and others. Marquette students normally take their classes in English and are also strongly encouraged to take one beginner-level Korean language course. Students take four to seven classes, earning from 12 to 21 credits per semester.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of "C" or higher is earned.
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.
VISA & TRAVEL
Click on the link below for the visa and travel details specific to South Korea.
Visa and Travel - South Korea