South Korea has a 5,000 year history with ancient palaces, pagodas and stunning green landscape with majestic mountain tops. It also has ultra-modern skyscrapers and a fast paced city life. In addition, it is one of the world's most technologically and scientifically advanced countries due to companies such as Samsung and LG serving as global leaders in electronics.
Korea University is one of the two oldest private universities in the country. Founded in 1905, the university has stately architecture and sprawling lawns. It is conveniently located in the hilly Anam-dong section of Seoul which is in the northeast part of Seoul (approximately 20 minutes from downtown Seoul) and is also located two miles northeast of the famous East Gate monument which is the entrance to the ancient walled-city of Seoul. Various restaurants, shops and even a famous Buddhist temple are all located within five minutes of the university. Korea University's campus covers over 182 acres and is home to 35,000 students.
Korea University is a top-ranked "Ivy League" private university in the country. It has received worldwide recognition for its excellence, as one of the few private universities in Asia to be ranked among the top 200 universities by The QS World Rankings 2010.
The university offers a buddy program to assist exchange students in getting settled into the university. Exchange students may also participate in various clubs such as Korean Dance Club, Photography, Drama, Sports Club and a Choir group. Many of the club field trips include visits to palaces, museums and the Folk Village.
Seoul, with a population of over 20 million in its metropolitan area, is one of Asia's largest cities and is the political, financial and cultural center of Korea.
More than 40% of all classes offered at Korea University are taught in English. Undergraduate course offerings in English are available in the following academic disciplines: Architecture, Biology, Business, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering (Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical), English, Environmental Studies, History, Korean Language, Linguistics, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Strategic Communications.
Most of the courses in the Graduate School of International Studies are taught in English. Graduate courses available in English are Korean Studies, International Area Studies and International Business.
Korean language courses are offered every semester with six different levels available from beginner to advanced.
Korea University's 59 academic departments and programs are organized into 17 colleges and schools:
Students at Korea University may be housed in the CJ International Hourse or Anam Hall 2.
CJ International House is nestled in the green hillside of the campus and is easily accessible to campus buildings by foot or by a free campus shuttle. It is conveniently located in walking distance from two subways. CJ House is a modern building which offers limited single and double accommodations with air conditioning. Bathroom facilities are connected to the suite and are shared by suitemates. The cafeteria in CJ House serves breakfasts on weekdays. It also includes a state-of-the-art fitness center. All rooms in CJ House have cable TV, high speed internet and free local calls.
Anam Hall 2 is an air-conditioned dorm with triple shared accommodation and community bathrooms. Both Korean and international students live in Anam Hall 2.
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