South Korea — Sogang University

Sogang University, founded in 1960, is the only Jesuit higher educational institution in Korea. There are 26 majors and 11 interdisciplinary programs offered in the undergraduate program with 8,100 students and 400 full-time, tenure-track professors. There are 11 graduate schools including professional and special graduate schools with a student enrollment of 4,000 in the master's and doctoral programs. Around 3,000 foreign students study annually at Sogang University in various academic programs. In its efforts to make the campus more international, Sogang University's exchange program offers the best service to foreign students in order to make their stay at Sogang as pleasant and memorable as possible.

For additional information, please download the university pamphlet.

Location: 1 Shinsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-742, Korea

Duration of exchange: Students may participate in the program for either one semester (fall or spring) or for one academic year.

Program cost: Living expenses are estimated at $400-$600 per month. Study materials, such as books, are estimated at $200 to $300.


Accommodations: Located on campus beside the rear gate, Gonzaga Dormitory can accommodate up to 900 students in double rooms. The dormitory houses students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere.

To be eligible for housing at Gonzaga Dormitory, you must be enrolled at Sogang University as an undergraduate student, a special or professional graduate school student or an exchange student.

All exchange students must apply through the Office of International Affairs at the time of application.

Please visit the university's housing page for more information available on housing.

Academic Information

Language of instruction: More than 30 percent of the total number of courses offered at undergraduate program at Sogang is offered in English. 100 percent of the courses offered at the Graduate School of International Studies and most courses offered at Sogang Business School (Graduate Programs) are in English.

Korean language proficiency is not needed; many of our incoming exchange students arrive with absolutely no knowledge of Korean. We place them in our dormitory with our Korean students to fully integrate them on the campus. All exchange students can take a Korean language course at our Korean Language Education Center free of charge, which normally costs $1,500 for a 10-week course. A typical exchange student takes the Korean language course and several courses in their subjects (taught in English).

Courses are offered in the following disciplines:

Undergraduates: Business, economics, British and American language and literature, mass communication, chemistry, computer science

Graduates: International trade, international finance, international relations, East Asian studies, theology, business administration

Please visit the list of courses for additional information.

Credit and grading system: Any academic credits received during the course of the program may be transferred to CSUN as pre-approved by the academic department. Sogang University offers a grading system similar to the U.S. system of "A," "B," "C," "D" and "F." 18 units will be taken per semester.

Requirements and Application Information

  • Have a cumulative overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 units at CSUN (or transfer) and must be currently a CSUN undergraduate student (sophomore or junior)
  • Must be fluent in Korean or Korean Proficiency Test Level 5

Please email for an application. Please complete and submit program application by the deadline indicated on the application to the International and Exchange Student Center.


For program and application information, please contact Besnike Saitoski at the International and Exchange Student Center.

For additional program information, you may contact the following faculty member:

Dr. Clara Park
, Department of Secondary Education
(818) 677-2500