Program Details: SeoulTech
Is this program for me?
Established in 1910, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) is a national university of about 14,000 students and a vibrant campus environment. The vast majority of the students are studying in technology, computing, or engineering fields, although the school is also known for outstanding programs in business, education and a world-renowned art education in ceramics. This program has been developed for students in ceramics who are interested in pursuing studio arts during a semester or year abroad. Most courses at SeoulTech are taught in Korean. There are a few courses available in English in business, computer and information systems, and a few other disciplines. Students will be required to exercise a high level of independence and self reliance. While there are some basic support services available through this program, participants should not expect to receive the same level and types of support they are accustomed to at home. This program offers students a full immersion into a highly regarded Korean university!
SeoulTech is located on the outskirts of Seoul. By subway, students are about 40 minutes from central Seoul. Seoul is a very lively and energetic city. There are numerous market areas, affordable restaurants, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Seoul is a leader in Asia and has taken a role on the global stage as one of the top world economies. Students will enjoy a culturally rich environment mixed with some of the best technological advances.
Visa and Insurance Information
US citizens will be required to apply for a student visa (D-2) for stays longer than 90 days. The student visa guide will provide you with more information about the application process. Please note that the appropriate consulate or embassy must be consulted for the most up-to-date visa information.
Insurance coverage is compulsory in Korea. Students must purchase insurance coverage upon arrival. The insurance will cost about KRW 150,000 ($150).
Housing and Meals
SeoulTech has three on-campus residence halls. The residence halls are modern and fully furnished. Students have a choice of a single, double or quad room. There are communal lounges, laundry facilities and dining facilities available. As part of the housing plan, students will receive two meals in the student cafeteria, usually lunch and dinner. Breakfasts will be on your own. Students can expect to be placed in a double room, although there are some 4-person rooms for males. Most rooms have a desk, bookshelf, bed, chair, fan, and internet access. Communal areas include: vending machines, coin-operated washing machine, public phone, water purifier, multimedia room, fitness room, study room, pool table, shower room, bathroom. There is also a desk that is staffed throughout the day for students who need assistance or have questions.
Students will be required to have a chest x-ray to test for Tuberculosis prior to arriving on-campus.
Fall: September - December (16 weeks, including two weeks for exams)
Winter: March - June (16 weeks, including two weeks for exams)
List of courses offered at SeoulTech
*The list of courses offered any given semester are generally not available to students prior to departure. SeoulTech recommends reviewing the courses from the previous year for the semester you will be abroad (Spring or Fall). While these courses are not guaranteed to be available, the course offerings generally do not change drastically year to year.
How will the courses I take at Seoul Tech will transfer back to my GVSU transcript?
If the course you wish to take at SeoulTech appears on the "Existing Course Equivalencies" list, you do not need to secure approval for that course. The courses on this list have already been approved by the academic department.
Students interested in Art and Design courses will be required to pay for any art supplies or tools required for a course. Supplies can be purchased locally. The cost for supplies will vary based on the course(s) you choose.
Note: This is not a full list of courses offered at this partner University
SeoulTech Application Process
Step 1 - Students must apply and be accepted into the GVSU OASIS application system.
Step 2 - The Padnos International Center will provide all applicants with application instructions after the OASIS priority deadline.
Step 3 - Students must complete all required application materials for SeoulTech.
Step 4 - Students receive admission into the program and are provided with additional pre-arrival instructions.
SeoulTech will meet students at the airport provided you arrive during the specified greeting time. Students will be required to pay for their transportation to SeoulTech, but a student greeter will be available to assist you upon arrival.