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
- English literature
- Foreign languages
- International studies
- Korean studies
- Political science
Students proficient in Korean may have additional course options.
Use this link to find various courses offered by each department.
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, Global Hall, or HUFS International Houses A or B.
|GlobeeDorm||International House A&B|
|Available Rooms||Rooms for 2 and 3||Rooms for 2|
|Prices (per semester)||$990||$1379|
|Facilities||Lounge, Study Room, Laundry Room|
|Curfew on weekdays||Yes||No|
|Items included in the room||Bed (drawer under the bed), desk, closet, phone, cooling & heating system, shower stall, washroom, internet||Bunk beds, cooling and heating system, bathroom/shower, small kitchen, internet|
In Globee Dorm and Global Hall, there are no cooking facilities are available, but lunch is served every day 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).
Further information and videos of each housing can be found in the Exchange Pre-Arrival Guide.
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.