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Fordham Exchange / Sogang University
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Study Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: Fordham University applicants only
Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Major City Academic Setting: Direct Enroll at a University
Housing: Dorm Degree: Undergraduate
Provider: Fordham Exchange Host Institution: Sogang Univdersity (Exchange)
Foreign Language Competency: Beginner, None Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Field of Study: Business, Education, Fine or Applied Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics or Computer Sciences, Physical or Life Sciences, Social Sciences
Program Description:



Sogang University was established by the Society of Jesus in 1960 to develop cultivated and culturally sensitive individuals according to the Jesuit educational mission, “Life of serving others.” It is a private university, and even in its short history, it has established its place at the top of Korean universities.  Approximately 1,350 foreign students study at Sogang every year attracted by programs designed to form intellectual who combine academic excellence and creative originality.


Academic offerings at Sogang are offered by distinctive Schools which include: Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Communications, and Law, as well as Interdisciplinary programs. Advanced undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) may also take courses at the graduate school for international studies.  International students register for courses offered in Korean or English. Foreign students may also apply for special opportunities, such as research or the Study and Work Experience at Sogang (SWES). In this program, students may complete an internship after the normal semester (i.e. during the summer), though the School of Economics or Business Administration. Past placement opportunities have included large Korean multinational corporations, such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyosung Group, etc.


With over 11 million people in the city proper (and another 12 million in the surrounding areas, Seoul is the largest city in South Korea and unquestionably the economic, political and cultural hub of the country. By some measures it is the second largest urban agglomeration on the planet, after Greater Tokyo. With beautiful palaces, great food, and financial and commercial centers, studying in Seoul is a sure way to experience the Asia of old and new.  The city ranks eight in the world in the number of international conferences held each year, it is the hub of venture businesses, leading the Korean economy and being an IT mecca.

Language of Instruction

English or Korean


You may choose a dormitory (on campus) of your choice. Generally students are housed in either double or single rooms, fully furnished, with laundry in the basement. Certain dormitories have “E-zones” where English language speaking is encouraged.


The fall semester begins in August and ends in December; the spring semester begins in February and ends in June.


Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Before completing the Sogang University visiting student or exchange application, all Fordham Study Abroad Application requirements must be satisfied.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/10/2015 ** Rolling Admission 03/02/2016 06/19/2016
NOTE: Dates provided are tentative only. Please confirm with program administrator.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.