Is this Program Right for You?
one of the most exciting cities in East Asia-Seoul, the capital of South Korea! Korea is a place of dynamic contrasts, of rapid industrialization and technological development alongside a beautiful and rich traditional culture. AU students now can experience this extraordinary country firsthand through study abroad at Sogang University
Sogang University, located in downtown Seoul, is one of Korea's top universities and holds AACSB Accreditation. The institution was originally established by the Society of Jesus to provide an education based on Catholic belief and inspired by the Jesuit educational philosophy, in conformity with the Korean tradition of education. Sogang offers an excellent program for international study abroad and exchange students.
International students at Sogang University can choose from a variety of undergraduate
courses offered in English. Almost all courses offered at Sogang are open to exchange students. Students who are juniors or seniors can also take advantage of the graduate courses in the Graduate School of International Studies with prior permission from the appropriate professors. According to their Korean proficiency level, students may choose to take regular courses lectured in Korean. Korean Language courses are also available to international students who wish to enhance their Korean language skills.
View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.
More information on courses available at Sogang can be found at the Sogang University website
Located on campus, Gonzaga International Student Hall
accommodates up to 900 students in double rooms. The dorm houses students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere. The dorm hall fee includes two meals a day, breakfast and dinner, except for Saturdays when only breakfast is provided. The primary language used in the dorm hall is English.
Life in Seoul
Seoul is the center of politics, culture, and economy in Korea. Although Korea has experienced a lot of Western influence in modern history, there are old norms and traditional culture that still persist despite the recent changes. In this sense, Korea provides a particularly advantageous position from which to study the changing culture, economics, and politics of all the nations of the East Asian region.
Sogang University has a beautiful campus right in downtown Seoul. The University provides excellent facilities, numerous clubs and activities for international students and housing in dorms right near campus.
More information on housing, student life and the academic calendar
at Sogang can be found at the Sogang website