Soonchunhyang University

Soonchunhyang University

Asan, South Korea

Living in Asan
Important Dates
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Founded in 1978, Soonchunhyang University (SCH) is one of the leading universities in Korea. The SCH reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to society. SCH currently has seven colleges and seven graduate schools with over 12,000 students, as well as four general hospitals well-known for cutting-edge technology in the bio-tech industry.




Soonchunhyang University is located in Asan, which is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It borders the Seoul Metropolitan Area to the north. Asan has a population of approximately 300,000 and is known for its hot springs. The campus itself has a modern feel with plenty of places for students to relax and feel at home.

Learn about campus in more detail through the Soonchunhyang University Campus Map (PDF)






All international studies courses are taught in English, except for the Korean language courses.

Course categories include:

  • Korean Language
  • Korean Society and History
  • International and Korean Business
  • Korean Culture and Literature
  • Education
  • International and Korean Politics

To maintain full-time status, students must complete a minimum of 16 and maximum of 18 credit hours while abroad. To learn more about course offerings at SCH, please review the International Studies Catalog (PDF)

Cultural Internship Scholarship 

KSU students who decide to enroll in the SCH Cultural Internship Program can receive a scholarship to assist them in financing their travel and living expenses in Korea. The requirement for the scholarship is to have good English conversational skills. Students will be selected after an interview and notified at the time of their acceptance (usually one month after the application due date) by email. Duties of the Cultural Internship include 1:1 English language exchange with Korean students for up to 15 hours per week, participation in cultural events, and having a Korean roommate.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Global Village dorm fees 805,000 KRW waived
  • Airfare Reimbursement up to 800,000 KRW
  • A weekly stipend of 120,000 KRW x 11 weeks: 1,320,000 KRW
  • SCHOLARSHIP TOTAL – 2,925,000 KRW ($2,500)

Learn more about this opportunity through the Soonchunhyang University Cultural Internship Program Information (PDF). 

Living in Asan

Soonchunhyang University's campus has many things to offer its new and returning students. From joining one of the many clubs or meeting up with friends for karaoke, to playing a variety of sports, the campus is alive with many activities and events! Student life at Soonchunhyang University is always fun! Soonchunhyang University has a diverse student population, with representation from all over the world. Soonchunhyang University will provide you with an enriched student study and student life experience.

Exchange students traditionally live in the Global Village housing. Built in 2006, the Global Village is comprised of "suite style" living arrangements, which allows 12 students to live in one suite. Each suite is fully furnished, has two bathrooms, two showers, two sinks and six sleeping rooms. Each sleeping room houses two students. Suites are divided into male and female. There are no co-ed rooms or suites. Every room has air-conditioning.

Important Dates
Academic Year*  Early April Late August Mid-June
Fall Early April Late August Mid-December
Spring Early October Late February Late June

*NOTE: Students who are interested in applying for an Academic Year at Soonchunhyang University will first apply for a fall semester program. Upon acceptance to the fall semester program, students may apply to extend their program through the spring semester. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full-time, degree-seeking student at Kent State
  • Any major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5 or higher

Program Contact

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor
Phone: 330-672-3067

Schedule an Advising Appointment

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