Seoul, South Korea
Sogang University has exchange agreements with over 160 institutions around the world. LMU students can spend a semester or year studying at Sogang University. Korean language proficiency is not needed; many of the incoming exchange students arrive with absolutely no knowledge of Korean. About 20% of the courses are taught in English. In some disciplines, such as Economics or Business, the percentage is about 30%. Exchange students can take a Korean language course at our Korean Language Education Center free of charge, which normally costs $1,500 for a 10-week course. Throughout the course of the exchange program, many activities will be planned for students to experience the Korean culture and Sogang. (http://goabroad.sogang.ac.kr)
An internship experience at Sogang (http://swes.sogang.ac.kr) might be available. Sogang’s School of Economics and School of Business Administration combined to create this program. An interested student should apply for this program when she/he applies for an exchange study. After a semester of exchange study, the two Schools would arrange for an internship with one of the major South Korean companies, such as Samsung, LG, or Hyundai during the following vacation period. In addition, the student can get a $2,000 scholarship, which can be used for travel or living expenses. A requirement is that the student must take at least one course in Economics and one in Business while is studying at Sogang.
Located along the Han River, Seoul has grown into a teeming metropolis with a population of more than 11 million. Over the years, the capital city of Korea has greatly expanded in the process of urbanization and industrialization and continues to grow as the thriving center of the country's political, economic, cultural and educational activities. Seoul hosted the Olympic Games in the summer of 1988 and the FIFA World Cup in 2002.
As the world's 10th-largest city and one of the oldest cities in South Korea, its past and present coexist in a fascinating way: centuries-old palaces, city gates, shrines, gardens and priceless art collections attest to the city's illustrious past, while the glistening facades of soaring skyscrapers and the bustling traffic represent its vibrant present.
Seoul’s location on the Korean peninsula provides many opportunities to visit nearby countries of China and Japan.