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QUICK FACTS
Location Seoul, South Korea
Academic Term Summer Quarter
Estimated Program Fee Varies
Credits Up to 15 UW Credits
Prerequisites Sophomore standing or above by time of departure; min. 2.75 GPA
Program Manager Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline April 15
HIGHLIGHTS
General This program is geared to students who would like to focus on Korean language and culture. Courses will be taken at a language school alongside other foreign students. As on-site support is very limited, participants should be self-directed and independent.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Seoul National University (SNU) is a national university founded in 1947. SNU has been recognized for its leading role in South Korean academia and served as a model for the many other national and public universities established later in the state. SNU has been regarded as the most eminent of all post-secondary educational institutions in South Korea and considered the most renowned university by the general public. SNU comprises sixteen colleges and six professional schools and has a student body of about 30,000. It has two campuses, of which the main campus rests at the foot of the majestic Kwanak Mountain located in Kwanak, in the southern outskirts of Seoul and about 10 miles from the downtown part of the city.

SNU International Summer Institute is geared to students who would like to take Asian area studies courses in English, with the option of Korean language classes. Courses will be taken alongside other foreign students. As on-site support is often very limited, participants should be self-directed and independent.
 
LOCATION

Site

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and is home to many famous attractions, including the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the Jogyesa Temple.










 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this exchange program must be of Sophomore standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive up to 15 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

SNU International Summer Institute allows students to select courses from many different disciplines. Classes are typically small (max 30 students) and mainly involve lectures and classroom discussions.

Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses offered.

In addition, please read past students' evaluations to learn more about the daily life during this program.


If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

SNU offers exchange students housing in university residence halls; acceptance to a dormitory is likely but not guaranteed. However, many students decide to find housing outside of the campus on their own.

Further housing information










 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: Varies

Program fee varies according to the number of credits that students sign up for. See the program website for tuition fees.

Not included in the program fee:
  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Housing
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,000)
  • Food (about $20/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the King's College Summer program application.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.