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Pukyong National University
Busan, South Korea

Pukyong National University is in the Gyeongnam area of Busan, and it has a rich 86-year history. This is a university in which passion and a pioneering spirit have overcome numerous hardships such as the loss of our nation's sovereignty and its wide-scale destruction arising from the Korean War. Pukyong National University is located in Busan, the No. 1 coastal city of Korea, and is a university with a long tradition. It was established in 1996 as the result of a merger between Busan Engineering University, which had started as Korea's first modern engineering technology secondary school in 1924, and Busan Marine University, which had been established as the first Korean marine secondary school in 1941. Pukyeong is a nice university in the heart of Busan. It is only ten minutes from the beach and is the only flat campus in Korea. The area located around Pukyeong is one of the most popular places for nightlife in Busan and is filled with young people on a nightly basis. Pukyeong also has a very friendly staff that are very personable. 

Pukyong National University, which was selected as the best innovative national university by the Korean government in 2006, is growing and developing as the most attractive national university in Korea through efficient and democratic management and an excellent administrative system.
Busan is the second largest city and the biggest trading port in Korea. It has a population of about four million. The city is not as big as Seoul, the capital of Korea, but it basically offers the same kinds of excitement and experiences you look for in tourism. Busan, however, offers much, much more because of its surroundings. Not only does it have Korea's best beaches, but also accessible and affordable sea excursions, mountain hiking, and some of the world's finest hot springs for bathing. With regard to transportation, the city offers, excellent air, ferry, bus and railway service, all of which will take you to whichever major cities you wish to visit within a matter of hours.

Here are some specifics. In Busan you will enjoy famous Haeundae Beach and fresh sea food in addition to its already famous Japanese and Chinese cuisine.The port city is also famous for its hot spring if you wish to experience the unique Korean style hot spring bathing. Furthermore, it is close to Kyongju, the ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty/Kingdom for a thousand years. The old capital is famous it abundant cultural artifacts and heritage. In particular the Korean national treasures included on the World Heritage List of UNESCO are the eighth century Pulguksa Temple and the affiliated artificial stone grotto of Sokkuram in Kyongju and the 13th century Tripitaka Koreana scrolls preserved at Haeinsa Temple in the vicinity of Hapchon. Most of all, people in Busan are so hospitable and friendly that you will be tempted to come back. For more information regarding Busan and Kyongju, go to the home pages of Busan and Kyongju. 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $200 to $300 (Including 3 meals a day)
Meals - Included in Housing Expense.
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Insurance - $90 (one time only) 

Courses Available in English:

Engineering, Humanities, History, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Education, Nutrition, Interior Design, Theater, International Studies. There are possible other areas not listed, please visit the Centre for Global Competency for more information.

 

Click here to visit Pukyong National University website

 

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Hanyang University
Seoul, South Korea

Hanyang is one of the top 5 universities in Korea, and is called the MIT of Korea because of its strong Engineering background. It is a large campus in Seoul, Korea with modern facilities. Hanyang also boasts the only subway station located on campus in all Korea. This makes it easy for students to get around in Seoul or get to the train station to travel in Korea. There are also cultural experiences available for students studying in Hanyang to learn more about the Korean culture outside the university.

The education of Hanyang is based on this dignity, and expands on this value with creativity and professional practicality. Creativity is the power that can change our world, and professional practicality is the driving force behind new development. The founding spirit of Hanyang University is to educate and train students to understand and to love one another, based upon virtues of diligence, honesty, humility and service, to heighten the noble spirit of learning, and to become men and women, who work not only for themselves but also for the nation and its people, and further, for all mankind.

The main purpose of Hanyang University is to nurture competent Hanyangians furnished with the knowledge and skills with which they are able to realize their own ideals, ultimately making a leading contribution to the prosperity of the community, both nationally and internationally. 

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - FREE
Meals - $300 to $350
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only) 

Courses Available in English:

Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, International Studies, Art Education, English, Education, Mass Communication, Political Sciences, History, Interior Design, Nutrition, Physics, and many more. There are other possible areas not listed, for more information please visit the Centre for Global Competency.

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Hoseo University
Chungnam, Korea

Hoseo is a beautiful campus that almost has an Ivy League feel to it. The campus is nestled into the mountains outside of Asan, South Korea. The people are friendly and it is great for those seeking to see and live in a more rural part of Korea. Asan is not a rural town, but it is not in the major cities of Korea. The best way to summarize Hoseo is from a quote from a foreign professor. He said, “Hoseo is like living in the countryside, yet the city is close.”

Hoseo University has two very pleasant and spacious campuses, located in Cheonan and Asan. With the opening of the KTX(the Korean bullet train) station and the extension of the metropolitan subway system, Hoseo University is now part of the Seoul metropolitan area. The University has also another campus in Seocho-dong, Seoul, which is a key part of the BK21(Brain Korea 21) venture project.

Hoseo University endeavors to produce outstanding students who have a good command of English, are intelligent and well informed, and have a cosmopolitan outlook. To realize this goal, the University has established strong relationships with 69 universities in 19 countries and cultivates talented students and staff through international exchanges, the mutual recognition of academic credits, the exchange of academic information and material, and engagement in joint research projects. 

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $100 to $200 (Including Breakfast and Dinner)
Meals - $100$ to $200
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only) 

Click here to visit Hoseo University website

 

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Silla University
Busan, South Korea

Silla offers one of the best views of all the universities. With the campus located in the mountainside, the view of the valley with the city and river below is a beautiful site to see. The campus itself is also beautiful with many trees and even a small pond in the middle of the campus. Silla is a great fit for those who like a small campus yet, like to be near the city. Silla University offers classes in full immersion and is one of the best quality Language programs in Korea. 

Silla University is a representative private university of Busan with a history of more than 50 years and has 7 colleges and 4 graduate schools, where the students work hard to cultivate mind and intelligence. Silla University, located on a site of 438 acres at the foot of Baekyang Mountain, is equipped with cutting-edge educational and convenient facilities. Our top ranked faculty members and up-to-date educational service are our pride and joy. Silla University devotes itself to developing global leaders with the sensitivity, leadership, international manners, foreign language ability, and expertise to actively meet the rapidly changing environment of the times. 

 

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - FREE
Meals - $100 to $200
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only) 

 

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Inje University
Gimhae, South Korea

Inje is in the suburb of Gimhae, South Korea just outside of Busan. This is the Edmond of Busan located just 20 minutes outside the city. The campus is medium size and nestled into the mountainside. Inje offers a great Korean language program as well as students being able to take other courses in English. Inje is a great place for those that like medium sized cities, but the ability to travel into the big city. The staff is friendly and helpful. The UCO Korean office is housed in the Inje International office for quick help and assistance. 

The founding mission of Inje University is 'Indukjese', meaning to save the world through humanity. Inje University emphasizes the spirit of honesty, sincerity, and diligence in providing humanistic and holistic education. It fills hearts of the youth with love and compassion. The first priority of Inje University is given to the future of students. Along with theoretical education, the university is well prepared to offer practical training in various subjects such as English conversation, computer applications, and Chinese character learning. Also, the University is proudly known to have the most convenient on-campus residences accommodating more than 2,000 students and a state-of-the-art digital library. As a result, the employment rate of our graduating class is much higher than the national average.

Language Requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $100 to $200 (Including Breakfast and Dinner)
Meals - $100 to $200
Personal Expenses - $300 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

Courses Available in English:

Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Korean Culture, Computer Sciences, Marketing, Business Administration, Management, International Busines, Mass Communication, English Language and Literature, Chinese Studies. There are other possible areas not listed, for more information please visit the Centre for Global Competency.

 

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