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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate
Housing:
Student housing
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
College: College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, University College, Walker College of Business Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
 
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Study in Seoul, Korea
  • Study at Kookmin University, the oldest national private university in Korea, located in North Seoul near beautiful Bukhansan National Park
  • Explore historic and modern Korea, known as the Land of the Morning Calm because of its mild coastal and mountainous climate 
  • Choose from courses ranging from Korean Political Economy to Cell Biology, with eight levels of Korean language
  • Enjoy bike or ferry rides along the Han River, entertainment and shopping, and visits to local temples through the center of bustling Seoul        
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Quick Details
Available Terms
Fall or Spring semester
Yearlong 


Programs Of Study
 Undergraduate coursework in a variety of disciplines

Language of Instruction
English/Korean
USAC is a non-profit organization that offers programs in 26 countries, with many locations unique for study abroad.
Discover where you'll study abroad at usac.unr.edu.
 
 
 


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Study in South Korea!

Institution

Founded in 1946, Kookmin University was the first national private university in Korea after being liberated from Japan. It is currently the seventh-largest university in Seoul and is home to nearly 24,000 students. The campus is located adjacent to Bukhansan National Park, a nature preserve located right in the heart of one of the world’s biggest cities. Kookmin University is one of the leading private universities in Korea, with a total of 15 various colleges and 15 postgraduate schools. With an educational mission to foster leaders not only for Korea but for the world, Kookmin provides students with a global perspective and with opportunities to experience the world academically, culturally, and professionally.

Location

Seoul is located in the northwest corner of South Korea, and the Han River winds through the city, splitting it in two. It is an intriguing city, transforming itself from the Yi Dynasty capital of the Hermit Kingdom, to a major mover and shaker on the international scene, especially in the fields of commerce and sports. Despite the modern high-rises and freeways, the cityscape retains pockets of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas, and gardens.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Late August to Late December 
  • Spring Semester: Early March to Mid June
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the USAC Kookmin webpage.

Housing

During the semester students can apply to stay in Student Apartments or Residence Halls.  Most students will stay in the Student Apartments given the limited availability of space in the Residence Halls.  During the summer students will stay in the Residence Halls. 

For more information please visit the USAC Kookmin webpage

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester
1USAC Tuition & Fees See USAC
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
1Tuition and fees are charged at the USAC rate. 
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.


Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester
Housing $600 - $3000
Airfare $1300 - $1800
Meals $1200 - $1800
1Personal Expenses $1000 - $1600
Books and Materials $300 - $400
Local Transportation $150 - $300
Visa (for US Citizens) $150
Passport $150
2US Based Health Insurance Varies
3Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

 

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

USAC Scholarships
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

USAC’s partnership with Kookmin University provides you with a wide array of courses taught in English. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester. A typical course load at Kookmin is 12-15 credits per semester. Kookmin offers courses across a wide range of departments with particular strengths in Fine Arts and Design, Business, Humanities and Area Studies, Korean Language, and Social Sciences.  For more information please visit the USAC Kookmin webpage

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Nagasaki program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 02/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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