Overseas Component at Korea University
Korea University (KU)
Korea University (KU), founded in 1905, is widely recognized as one of Korea’s oldest, largest, and top-ranked universities. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research, and service to Korean society. An eminent faculty, outstanding students, and internationally recognized programs all contribute to KU’s academic fame.
KU is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and academic excellence. The university’s academic breadth is seen in its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions and 18 graduate schools. KU has particularly strong programs in the humanities and Asian Studies, along with the recently established Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS).
The KU campus covers over 182 acres and is home to more than 35,000 students from all over the world. With its stately stone architecture, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees, and natural flora, KU is known to have one of the most beautiful campuses in Korea. For more information, please refer to www.korea.edu.
On March 1, 1986, the Korean Language and Culture Center (KLCC) was established with the goal of teaching and promoting Korean language and culture throughout the world. The total enrollment number of foreigners and overseas Koreans who have learned Korean language, history, and culture has reached 21,000. Furthermore, approximately 1,600 participants are enrolling in the KLCC annually.
The KLCC offers a systematic and integrated curriculum, excellent textbooks and supplementary materials, and perhaps most importantly, a distinguished faculty and a supportive staff who are always willing to help you both in and out of the classroom. In fact, enrollment data demonstrated that the KLCC’s reputation is spreading via word-of-mouth as a growing number of applicants mention that former students had recommended the KLCC.
For more information, please refer to http://klcc.korea.ac.kr/.
The overseas component provides the opportunity for students to breathe and live in Korean culture everyday. For example, many students have tried making kimchi and traditional Korean ceramics. Fully immersed in Korean society, students have access to many cultural activities and festivities throughout the year. Students have participated in the following activities:
- Retreat to Deasongri, a rural province outside of Seoul
- Graduation trips to Jeju Island, Jeonju and Jiri Mountain
- Annual Ko-Yon Varsity Matches between Korea University and Yonsei University
- "Changing of the Guard" ceremony at Gyeongbok Palace
- Chuseok and Lunar New Year’s Day celebrations
- Visits to the DMZ and the Seoul World Cup Stadium
- Nanta, a modern Korean percussion performance
- Jump!, a comedic Korean martial arts performance