Seoul has been the center of the country since the prehistoric era to the present day. It is a city where Korea’s traditional and modern cultures coexist. Seoul has several attractions from the various periods of its history, many of which have been maintained in their original state. Seoul has a population greater than New York City; however, it is considered to be a beautiful city with its mountains, rivers, and urban spaces.
Sogang University was established in 1960. There are 22 departments in the undergraduate school with 7,000 students and 350 full time professors. There are 10 graduate schools, including the professional and special graduate schools, with a student enrollment of 3,000. Around 1,350 foreign students are currently studying at Sogang University in various academic programs.
International Students participating in the exchange program may register for courses offered in Korean or English to take a maximum of 21 credits per semester. Most undergraduate courses are offered in Korean. The courses in English can be found on the Office of International Affairs Website
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Students at Sogang University may make use of the various facilities offered on campus such as the Loyola Library and state of the art multimedia classrooms. There is a campus health service center at Sogang which caters to the needs of students' health.
There is also a gymnasium that has a seating capacity of 3,500 and contains standard courts for basketball, volleyball, raquetball courts, a skiing facility, an weight training room, and other athletic facilities.
It also includes an indoor artificial climbing wall and two soundproof rooms for music activities. The gymnasium provides a focus for recreation and wellness.
The Bellarmino Dormitory is located within a 5-minute walk from the Sogang Campus. It holds a total of 332 students, 200 male students and 132 female students. The dormitory fee for one semester (four months) includes two meals a day in the dormitory cafeteria.
A part of the dormitory, known as the E-Zone (English Zone), allows only English to be spoken in the rooms and public spaces. This encourages the use of English among students. Students staying in the E-Zone form small communities to share their experiences and socialize in English. This provides a great opportunity for foreign students and Korean students to interact and communicate.
Each room has a phone. The dorms are locked between 12:00 am and 5:00 am. Laundry rooms and the Cafeteria are located in the B1 of each dorm. Students that stay in the dormitory must follow the dormitory regulations.
All rooms are equipped with beds, desks, study chairs, a closet, locker, LAN networking, fan, shoe cabinets, microwave, sofa, TV, laundry machine, air conditioners, and bathroom.
Foreign Entry Requirements
Students applying for the Fall or Spring semester should apply for the D-2 Visa. Students planning to study for the summer may apply for the C-3 Visa. This visa can be issued immediately upon application at either the Korean Embassy or the Consulate Office. Required documents for application are:
- Visa Application Form
- Letter of Admission/Letter of Acceptance
- Notarized Sponsorship Letter
For further detailed information, please visit the Embassy Website, click on 'English', and scroll down and click on 'Visa'.
Students palnning on studying for more than one term (more than 91 days) should apply for the D-4 visa. This visa is usually good for 6 months and can be renewed within Korea. Since this visa takes approximately 1 month to be processed, students should apply for this visa at least 2 months before leaving for Korea. Required documents for application are:
Travel Document Systems (TDS)
- Visa Application Form
- Official Letter of Acceptance
- Financial Statement
- Money Transference/Exchange Certificate (more than $3000 USD)
- Letter of Sponsorship
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You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet
. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
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