Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) was established in 1954 and is the birthplace of foreign language education in Korea. It played a significant role in reconstructing Korea after the Korean War by producing numerous CEOs and diplomats. HUFS is a specialized university that educates students to become creative experts, international citizens and independent researchers who will contribute to the development and exchange of cultures. HUFS is a coeducational school with around 15,000 students in 51 departments within 15 colleges. HUFS has educational exchange ties with 257 universities in 74 countries worldwide.
- Fall Semester: late August through mid-December
- Spring Semester: late February through mid-June
- Academic Year: late August through mid-June
Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.
As a specialized university, HUFS offers a number of courses taught in English in the following areas:
- Asian studies
- Business Administration
- English literature
- Foreign languages
- International Business
- International studies
- Korean studies
- Political science
Students proficient in Korean may have additional course options.
Language of instruction
HUFS Seoul Campus is located in the eastern part of Seoul, approximately 20 minutes by subway from City Hall, the center of Korea's educational, cultural, political and economic activities. Numerous shops and cafés surround the campus, providing students with an array of places to shop, eat and relax. However, with the HUFS subway stop a five-minute walk from most campus buildings, students enjoy easy access to the rest of the city and all that Seoul has to offer.
Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.
Students who decide to live in university-arranged housing can choose to live in the Globeedorm or HUFS International Houses A or B.
Exchange students are assigned to double rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with the following amenities:
- Bed, desk, closet, locker, telephone (free international calling), refrigerator
- Internet access (ethernet)
- Bathrooms in each room
Laundry rooms are located on every other floor. No cooking facilities are available, but lunch is served everyday in the student cafeteria.
A list of Globeedorm rules can be found online. Please note that there is a curfew of 12:00 AM on weeknights and 1:00 AM on weekends; students may request to stay out overnight up to five times per month (Fridays and Saturdays excluded).
HUFS International Houses
International House A is exclusively open to female students. International House B is open to both male and female students. Exchange students are assigned to double rooms with bunk beds. All rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with following items:
- Bed, desk, closet, locker, refrigerator, washing machine, kitchen facilities
- Internet access (ethernet and wifi)
- Bathrooms in each room
There is no curfew at either International House A or B.
Students pay Temple tuition and university service fee directly to Temple.
Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester
Students applying for a Korean exchange should apply only to their first choice university. In the event that you are not selected for your first choice, you will be contacted about deferring to your second choice university. You do not need to complete two applications.