- 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.
- American Studies
- Asian Studies
- English Literature
- International Business
- Korean Language
- Political Science
- Science (biology, chemistry, physics electives)
Students proficient in Korean will have additional course options. To access the course listing, click the link above. Choose the appropriate year and semester, understanding that 1st Semester refers to Spring and 2nd Semester refers to Fall. Under Position, click the drop down menu to select The Undergraduate School. To see courses taught in English, check the box Courses for Exchange Students. If you click Search, a list of courses will appear after a few seconds. To access syllabi for each course, click the Inquiry button under the Syllabus column header.
Prior to departure, students must complete the Course Approval process. Part of this process will require students to speak with the appropriate faculty members to evaluate courses and assign a corresponding Temple requirement. Courses that are taken abroad may have a direct Temple course equivalent, may fulfill an upper level elective or a lower level elective, general education requirement etc. Faculty will approve and assign corresponding Temple courses or requirement, but do not indicate the number of Temple credits that will be received for each course taken abroad. Students are advised to seek pre-approval for about twice as many courses as they can take, in the event that they need to change their schedules upon arrival.
Upon arrival, if students find that they must make a last-minute course change and enroll in a course that has not been pre-approved, students should e-mail the details of any new courses to the appropriate departments for evaluation. However, due to the time it takes to have a course approved from overseas, in some cases final determination on course approval may not be made until students return. It is therefore always advised to include any and all courses that a student might take abroad on their External Program approval form.
Transfer of Credits
After Temple receives an official transcript from Sogang, approved courses that have been passed with a grade equivalent to a C or better will be accepted by Temple and appear on students' transcripts as transfer credit. The number of credits received for each course will be evaluated at this time. Sogang University classes typically transfer on a 1:1 ratio with Temple (e.g. 3 Sogang credits equals 3 Temple credits). Temple GPAs will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange.
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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.
Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.
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.