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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Minimum GPA: 3 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Soph, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
Language Requirement: NO Credits: 12 or more
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Ramona Washington Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: UWM
Areas of Study: Business Administration, Communication, Korean
Program Description:
Overview
 
QUICK FACTS
Location: Jochiwon, South Korea
Official Language: Korean
Population:
Campus Size:


Korea University is widely acknowledged as one of the country's oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. KU-Sejong hosts 24 departments in the College of Humanities, Business and Economics, Science and Technology, Pharmacy, the School of Public Administration, and the School of Sports and Leisure Studies. 

More about Korea University - Sejong Campus here
HOW IT WORKS
  1. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your study abroad courses
  2. Complete the study abroad application process*
  3. Receive application status notification by March 15 (summer, fall, ay) or October 15 (spring and winter)
  4. Pay UWM institution tuition (based on residency) OR comprehensive program fee
  5. Pay housing and meals at the host institution.
  6. Have the experience of a lifetime in South Korea!
APPLICATION PROCESS
Application items may include the following:
  • $100 application fee
  • Meeting with your academic advisor (long-term programs)
  • Academic recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Read and e-sign required documents
  • Student statement
  • (Language evaluation)
ELIGIBILITY
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing at the start of the program
  • Good academic standing 
  • No academic disciplinary record on campus
ACADEMICS
Students are expected to take a Korean language class and a Korean culture class while participating in this exchange program. 

KU-Sejong also offers more than 100 courses offered each semester that are taught in English.
ROOM & BOARD

Students on this program live in on-campus dormitories with Korean roommates. 

Meal plans are available.
VISA & PASSPORT INFORMATION STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Terms
Check out the university's dates here
SEMESTERS
Fall: Late August - Mid December 
Spring: Late February/Early March - Late June
Credits:
ACADEMIC YEAR
Late August - Late June
Credits:
 

Financial Information

Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Students will pay UWM tuition based on residency to UWM and room and board in the host country. Students need to be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits hours. Please refer to the Cost Information section at the top of this brochure for more financial information. Exchange programs can be very competitive and placements are limited.


Financial resources:
Study abroad financial planning 
Scholarships 




Korea is a dynamic country where the old meets the new, and a centuries-old heritage coexists with cutting-edge technology.  With a history tracing back more than 4,000 years, Korea is also rightly proud of its dazzling culture.  Korea is the 15th largest economy in the world and is becoming a powerful focal point of the Asian economic block.  It is a global leader in information technology and the home of such global enterprises as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG.  Korea may seem similar to China and Japan at first, but one quickly realizes that Korea has a unique culture that offers an intriguing mixture of modernization and tradition.  In this sense, Korea provides a particularly advantageous position to study the changing culture, economics, and politics of all the nations of the Asian region.
Korea University Sejong Campus:
Korea University is widely acknowledged as one of the country's oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea.  Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research, and service to Korean society.  KU was founded in 1905 and has two campuses, Anam and Sejong.  Korea University Sejong Campus (KU-Sejong) is located in the center of Korea, in Jochiwon, Chungnam.  Jochiwon is a small town that is in
proximity of three major cities that are easily accessible by either bus or train.  Recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea, KU-Sejong offers the ideal learning environment for students who appreciate the calm and scenic surroundings of a small town.  KU-Sejong hosts 24 departments in the College of Humanities, Business and Economics, Science and Technology, Pharmacy, the School of Public Administration, and the School of Sports and Leisure Studies.  KU-Sejong currently has an enrollment of 8,500 full-time students.
International Town at Sejong Program: KU Sejong Welcome Party 2012
As KU-Sejong continuously strives to foster an
enviroment of cultural exchange and understanding, International Town at Sejong (ITS) offers a wonderful opportunity for international students to visit Korea.  ITS is a program that bridges the students at KU with university students from abroad utilizing English as their medium of communication. 

While studying at KU-Sejong, UWM students may earn course credits with scholarship support by participating in the ITS program.  There are more than 100 courses offered each semester that are taught in English.  ITS also offers Korean language classes that make living in Korea a more rewarding experience.

Expectations of Participants in the ITS program:
- Enrollment in a Korean language course and a Korean culture course
- Enrollment in at least 6 credit hours of regular courses in English
- Participation in the following activities:
- Residing with two Korean students in a three-bedroom dormitory
- 1:1 conversation sessions with KU students (one hour per day)
- Club meetings with a group of students of an academic, athletic or aesthetic interest (twice a week)
- Field trips to a variety of cultural and industrial sites
- English Clinic:  helping KU students practice English writing and speaking (optional*)

Scholarship Benefits:
- Approximately USD $1,000 towards round-trip airfare
- Dormitory: free of charge
- Extended meal package:  free of charge for two meals per day
- Stipend:  Up to $600, *based on participation in the English Clinic

More information about KU-Sejong is available on their website:
http://siae.korea.ac.kr/
Dates:
Students may attend KU-Sejong during the fall, spring or academic year.  Fall semester is from late August
tomid December. Spring semester is from late February/early March to late June.  Please refer to the KU-Sejong academic calendar for exact dates.
 
Program Fee:
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
Students pay UWM tuition, CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees directly to UWM. These fees are posted to students' PAWS accounts. Students are responsible for directly paying for food, housing and other living expenses in their host country.
 
Academic Program:
Students are expected to take a Korean language class and a Korean culture class while participating in this exchange program.  KU-Sejong also offers more than 100 courses offered each semester that are taught in English.

 
Housing and Meals:
Students on this program live in on-campus dormitories with Korean roommates.  Meal plans are available.
 
Internships:
Finding an internship in Korea can be challenging because it is not part of the culture. Students hoping to do an internship while at KU-Sejong should let their academic advisor and study abroad coordinator know as soon as possible.  While advisors might be able to offer guidance, students will ultimately be responsible for finding their own placements and should expect to put together a professional quality resume and cover letter.
 
Scholarships and Grants:
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session.

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage.

Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Also, consider applying for the Freeman-ASIA Scholarship.

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.
Korea Program Comparison:
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Type Exchange Exchange
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Housing Res. Hall Res. Hall
Minimum GPA 3.0 3.0
Languages English, Korean English, Korean
Language Requirement (Semesters) 0 0
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