AU - Exchange Program at
Keimyung University in South Korea
Auburn University has established an exchange program with Keimyung University in Daegu, 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.
Keimyung University welcomes international students proudly by having an International Buddy lounge on campus, an English-speaking residence hall that is well suited for exchange students, and a campus environment that Auburn students are used to. 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
- All majors may apply for this program
- Application information can be found on the Keimyung University International Exchange Student website.
- 30 August 2018: Student arrival and orientation
- 1 September 2018: Date classes begin
- 21 December 2018: Date classes and examinations end
- 25 February 2019: Approx. date of student arrival and orientation
- 4 March 2019: Approx. date classes begin
- 28 June 2019: Approx. date classes and examinations end
Many courses are offered in English at Keimyung University. To view a list of options, visit the Academics page as well as the Courses in English page of the Keimyung University website. Contact the faculty director listed at the top of the page for more information about academics as well as life at Keimyung University.
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 Keimyung.Budget.pdf
Most international students are accommodated in a double room in KELI (Keimyung English Language Institute) House, an English only residence hall. All international students will be assigned Korean students as roommates. All dormitory rooms are furnished with a bunk bed, a desk and chair, a fan, a air conditioner and a wardrobe. If you have any problems in dormitory, you can consult with the full-time live-in staff (native speaker of English) and residence assistant or consult the administration office. More information can be found on the Accommodations page of the Keimyung University website.
Daegu, South Korea
Life in Daegu is similar to that of Seoul. As the fourth largest city in South Korea, with a population of 2.5 million people, Daegu offers students the chance to integrate with Korean culture in a bustling metropolitan setting. Visit Daegu's markets during the day and night, try any of the thousands of restaurants with international cuisines that are open at all hours, or hop on a train to practically anywhere in the country. Learn more about Daegu by visiting the Daegu City website.
The Office of International Affairs operates a Buddy Program that matches new international students with KMU domestic students to provide friendship and cultural exchanges. The program aims to minimize feelings of loneliness or isolation among international students and to help them adapt to their new life in Daegu. Every semester welcome party and farewell party for international students & buddy student are held at the International Lounge. The International Office also organizes field trips, the Korean Cultural Experience Program, and the Cross Cultural Awareness Program.
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 Keimyung University will require a D-2 student visa. Students will be given visa application instructions from Keimyung University.
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