AU Liberal Arts - Exchange Program at
Sejong University in South Korea
The College of Liberal Arts has established an exchange program with Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea. This exciting, metropolitan campus allows students to connect with Korean students as well as other international students from Asia and the rest of the world. Many subjects and courses are taught in English, so it is easy for Auburn students to adapt to the learning environment and meet students even if no Korean language is known before arrival.
Sejong welcomes international students proudly by having Global Buddy lounge in the student center building and a residence hall that is well suited for exchange students. Korean culture is extremely friendly and exciting, and it is easy to make lifelong friends over a coffee at one of the coffee shops on literally every corner, during a delicious meal at a wide variety of restaurants, or even while performing a group song at karaoke.
- Students must be in good academic standing
- Students must have a minimum 2.25 institutional GPA (3.0 for graduate students)
- All majors may apply for this program
- 21 August 2017: Student arrival and orientation
- 28 August 2017: Date classes begin
- 22 December 2017: Date classes and examinations end
- 20 February 2018: Student arrival and orientation
- 1 March 2018: Date classes begin
- 16 June 2018: Date classes and examinations end
Follow the link to find information about Auburn University pre-approved equivalents for courses offered at this exchange program location: LA.Sejong.Course.Equivalents.pdf
Please note that this list may not reflect the current course offerings for the semester during which students will study abroad. For additional course offerings, consult with the faculty director listed at the top of the page. There is a great variety of courses in all disciplines offered in English.
For this exchange program, students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student equal to 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students (based on their residency status). Students will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000/6000) while abroad to maintain their full-time student status. Auburn students will also pay for the AU International Emergency Travel Insurance and Administration Fee for the duration of their program.
Students will not pay tuition to the host institution but may pay other fees and are also responsible for their meals, books, housing, and airfare. For estimated expenses, download a copy of the Sejong.Budget.2016.2017.pdf
Generally, exchange students are advised to live in the International Student Dormitory because of the length of their stay. It is difficult to find short-term, furnished housing options in South Korea. Exchange students will be placed in the dormitories depending on availability.
In the International Student Dormitory (Gwang Gae To building, 13th floor), students share a kitchen and laundry room located on the same floor as their accommodation. Every student gets a bed, desk, dresser, and closet space. Items you will need to bring are linens, a pillow, bedspread, towels, clothes hangers, and seasonal clothing. All university housing facilities are drug-, alcohol-, and smoke-free.
Campus facilities near accommodation:
- The International Student Lounge
- Convenience store and coffee shop
- Gunja building cafeteria
- University library
- Gunja Building bookstore
- Student union building
- Athletics field
- Post office
Seoul, South Korea
Although there are no set excursions with this exchange program, students will have the opportunity to become involved with the Student Association at Sejong University in a variety of clubs, organizations, and activities.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- Semester study at Sejong University will require a D-2 student visa. Students will be given visa application instructions from Sejong University.
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