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Sogang University in Korea

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Sogang University

Sogang University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1960, is the only Jesuit institution in Korea. In spite of its short history, Sogang has risen to establish its place as one of the top universities in Korea. Sogang has approximately 8,000 students (including 1,350 international students) and 24 majors, as well as master’s and doctoral programs.
Sogang has a total of 75 student clubs and associations, including those that focus on traditional Korean culture such as dance, music and Taekwondo. Sogang also hosts several festivals throughout the year. Among these are “International Student Night” and a Korean Film Festival. Because it is smaller, Sogang offers a family-like atmosphere and special care for international students to help them adjust and feel at home.

Program dates

  • Fall Semester: early September through mid-December
  • Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
  • Academic Year: early September 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.

Course Offerings

A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines.
  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Finance
  • History
  • International Business
  • Korean Language
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science (biology, chemistry, physics electives)
  • Sociology

Students proficient in Korean will have additional course options.

Language of instruction

  • English
  • Korean

School location

Sogang University is in Shinchon, the heart of Seoul. All major attractions can be easily reached by bus or subway with 3 subway stations within a 5-minute walking distance of campus. Shinchon is a vibrant and energetic community with lots of options for students to experience the local culture. 


  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
  • Student Union
  • Gym and Sports facilities
  • Library
  • Administrative offices


Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.

Students who choose to live on campus will stay in Gonzaga Hall.
Room Types double room (singles are not available)
Housing Fee

4 months: KRW 1,515,000

6 months: KRW 2,266,000

Facilities cafeteria, laundry room, prayer room, gym, and others.
Items Included Single bed, wardrobe, desk, bathroom with a shower, telephone, air conditioner, internet access
Meals Plan A (60% of all meals): KRW 503,100 (4 months), KRW 756,600 (6 months)
Plan B (85% of all meals): KRW 640,500 (4 months), KRW 962,500 (4 months)


Independent Housing
Sogang does not assist with finding independent housing. A list of potential websites to search for independent housing can be found on their website.

Program costs

Students pay Temple tuition and fees 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.

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