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KOREA

LOCATION

Asan, KOREA

Asan is about 50 miles southwest of Seoul. SCH Campus Map

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ACADEMICS

Open to undergraduate students in all majors.

Academic areas: Exchange students may participate in the International Studies Program. This program is open to students of all levels of Korean proficiency, including total beginners. In the International Studies Program, courses taught in English are offered in the following areas: Korean Studies, Asian Culture, History, Politics, Economics, and Korean Language. The International Studies Program also includes many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Cultural field trips, volunteer education programs, and global leadership programs are offered to exchange students.

Academics at Soonchunhyang

COURSES IN ENGLISH

Yes - In the International Studies Program, there are about 50 courses taught in English. These courses include Korean Studies, Asian Culture, History, Politics, Economics, and Korean Language.

Browse courses taught in English

EXCHANGE STUDENT LINKS

DURATION

Fall Semester Late August - mid December
Spring Semester Late February - mid June
Year
Students may study at SCH for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.
Summer See MIX Summer Programs for dates.

Soonchunhyang University Academic Calendar

HOUSING

Dormitories
Exchange students may live on campus in the Global Village or other dormitories.

More information about SCH Campus Dormitories

Note: UHM Exchange students receive complimentary housing at Soonchunhyang University, plus a modest monthly stipend (approximately US $100/month) to help cover living expenses and meals.

ESTIMATED COSTS

TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - You are responsible for all living expenses, including health insurance, books/supplies, room & meals, personal expenses, airfare, local transportation, and any costs associated with obtaining a visa (if applicable). Below are estimates for planning purposes only; amounts are listed per semester, and will vary based on your individual needs.    

  • Health Insurance: $200-400
  • Books & Supplies: $150-250
  • Room & Meals*: $800-1,200
  • Personal Expenses: $1,400-2,400
  • Airfare & Local Transportation: $1,200-2,000
  • Visa Expenses: $45-65

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX   

*Note: UHM Exchange students receive complimentary housing at Soonchunhyang University, plus a modest monthly stipend (approximately US $100/month) to help cover living expenses and meals.

VISA / OTHER

Visa Information: Exchange students use the Certificate of Admission received from their Korean host university to obtain a student visa. Student visas (D-2 visas) are issued at Korean Consulates. Student visas can are typically processed within five working days. Required documents for the D-2 visa are:

  • A valid passport
  • A completed visa application (see website below)
  • Passport size photo
  • $45 fee (other fees apply to non-US citizens)
  • Admissions letter or certificate of registration issued by the president of the college or university.
  • Certificate of bank balance.
  • A copy of Diploma or the most recent school transcript.

Note: These requirements are subject to change. Always refer to the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea website for up to date information:

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu

Upon arrival in Korea, students who will be staying for more than 90 days must obtain a Certificate of Alien Registration from the Seoul Immigration Office.

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