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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 10/16/2018 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2019 10/15/2018 10/16/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ernberger, Monica Program Director: Ernberger, Monica
Housing Options: Dormitory Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Sponsor: ISA
ISU Course: INTED Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
seoul | south korea

For more information on this program, please contact Monica Ernberger, ISU Study Abroad Center

With 40% of the courses at Korea University taught in English, students can choose from a wide variety of classes in Architecture, Education, Engineering, Media & Communication, Liberal Arts, Political Science & International Relations, Technology, etc. Korea University's Business School is the first business school accredited both by AACSB & EQUIS in Korea.

Known as one of Seoul's "SKY Universities," similar to the "Ivy League" in the U.S., Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently located campus, and top-quality student facilities. It prides itself not only on being a progressive and globally conscious institution, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korean culture.
Known as the oldest higher education institution in South Korea, Korea University is one of the largest and most selective universities in Korea. Since its establishment in 1905, Korea University provides a top quality educational experience for its students, with a wide variety of courses taught in English in all professional fields offered to both local and international students. KU excels in their business courses in the Business School and is the only and first business school in the country to have acquired both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. KU has an enrollment of over 35,600 students, with approximately 1,733 of them being international students.

Popular areas of study at Korea University include:
Business Administration
Media and Communications
Political Science and International Relations
International Studies
Chemical Engineering

Korea University is Korea's top ranked University. Known as the "Ivy League" private university in the country, KU is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently located campus, and top-quality student facilities. Students have access to tutoring, computers, cinemas, a CDL Theater, a Music Center and both indoor gyms and outdoor sports fields at the university. Students may also participate in over 150 clubs and organizations available through the Student Club Association.In 2014, Korea University ranked 18th in Asia and 6th in South Korea according to QS Asia University Rankings. It prides itself not only in being a progressive and globally conscious institution, but also one that plays a role in preserving and developing Korea's unique culture.


Semester / Trimester
Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

Other areas of study are:
Biological Sciences
International Relations
Business/ Economics/ Management
Social Sciences
Exercise Science
Visual and Performing Arts
Natural Sciences
Environmental Studies
Political Science
Information Technology
Area Studies and Culture
Development Studies

Students, who select the Semester + Semester option for this program, will receive a $1,000+ discount. ISA support services, housing, and insurance are not included during the interim period between sessions but may be added for an additional charge.

While at Korea University, students live in student dorms.

Course Credit
While at Korea University, students can enroll in up to 6 courses.

Per Korea University, three credits are typically equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the ISU Office of Admissions.
According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
  • All students must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of their program in order to be accepted into the program. Students who do not yet have a passport MUST apply for one as soon as possible and may need to pay for expedited processing to ensure that they have a passport by the application deadline.
  • Students must submit college transcripts showing they have completed at least two semesters with an overall cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at all higher education institutions attended (community college, college, or university) at the time of application to the program.
  • Korea University strictly enforces this admission requirement, therefore, no exceptions can be made to the GPA requirement or to the two-semester rule under any circumstances. Please contact the ISA Seoul Program Manager with any questions. 
Course Availability and Selection

The course list below indicates the proposed courses for the upcoming semester. While the list may be used as a general guide while completing your pre-registration form, course offerings and enrollment will not be confirmed until students are on site.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers and scheduling. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancellations.
Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA South Korea Site Specialist.

Business Administration Courses

Please be aware that Korea University is experiencing a high demand for Business Administration courses. It may be challenging to register for these courses and there will be no guarantee for their preferred choices. If you plan on taking Business Administration courses, we encourage you to have alternative choices.