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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 09/15/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Agriculture, Agriculture - Agricultural Economics, Agriculture - Agricultural Leadership, Agriculture - Animal Science, Agriculture - Biochemistry/Biophysics, Agriculture - Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - Ecosystem Science & Management, Agriculture - Entomology, Agriculture - Horticulture Sciences, Agriculture - Nutrition and Food Science, Agriculture - Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Agriculture - Poultry Science, Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Agriculture - Soil & Crop Sciences, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Architecture, Architecture - Construction Science, Architecture - Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Architecture - Visualization, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Business, Business - Accounting, Business - Economics, Business - Finance, Business - Information & Operations Management, Business - International Business, Business - Management, Business - Marketing, Education, Education - Administration and Human Resource Development, Education - Educational Psychology, Education - Health & Kinesiology, Education - Teaching, Learning & Culture, Engineering, Engineering - Aerospace Engineering, Engineering - Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Engineering - Biomedical Engineering, Engineering - Chemical Engineering, Engineering - Civil Engineering, Engineering - Computer Science, Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Engineering - Industrial Distribution, Engineering - Industrial Engineering, Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering, Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Engineering - Nuclear Engineering, Engineering - Petroleum Engineering, Fine Arts, Fine Arts - Art/Art History, Fine Arts - Fashion Design, Fine Arts - Performance Studies, Foreign Language, Foreign Language - Arabic, Foreign Language - Chinese, Foreign Language - French, Foreign Language - German, Foreign Language - Greek, Foreign Language - Italian, Foreign Language - Japanese, Foreign Language - Korean, Foreign Language - Other, Foreign Language - Portuguese, Foreign Language - Russian, Foreign Language - Spanish, Geosciences, Geosciences - Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Geosciences - Geography, Geosciences - Geology, Health/Medicine, Health/Medicine - Allied Health/Nursing, Health/Medicine - Biomedical Sciences, Health/Medicine - Community/Public Health, Health/Medicine - Health & Kinesology, Health/Medicine - Nutrition and Food Science, Law, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - Anthropology, Liberal Arts - Communication, Liberal Arts - Economics, Liberal Arts - English, Liberal Arts - History, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Liberal Arts - Performance Studies, Liberal Arts - Philosophy, Liberal Arts - Political Science, Liberal Arts - Psychology, Liberal Arts - Sociology, Science, Science - Biology, Science - Biomedical Sciences, Science - Chemistry, Science - Mathematics, Science - Physics & Astronomy, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
Academic College: Any
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language courses available:
Yes
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English, Korean
Program Advisor:
Patrick Moore
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Yes
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Additional features: Internship
REEP Program Type:
University Wide Exchange
Program Description:

Soonchunhyang University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Asan, South Korea

About 

Soonchunhyang University (SCHU) enrolls around 12,000 students every year, including 800 international students, and has a strong emphasis on global partnerships with close to 100 universities worldwide. Through their Global Village Program, Soonchunhyang University strives to expose Korean students to Western culture at home as well bring American students to South Korea to learn their language, politics and customs. Exchange students have the opportunity to study, live, and socialize with Korean students. To facilitate this exchange, SCHU brings in students from 69 universities from around the world to serve as English language conversation interns while taking Korean language and culture courses. Texas A&M University students studying at SCHU participate specifically in the Global Village Program in which students serve as a “Cultural and Language Ambassador.” 

Soonchunhyang University is located in Asan, South Korea, a city of 250,000 residents. Here is a link to a sky view video of Soonchunhyang's beautiful campus. Asan offers students mountains to explore, natural hot springs to enjoy, and historical, cultural attractions to experience as well as only being 60 miles from Seoul. South Korea's excellent transportation infrastructure allows students to explore all the country has to offer. Following its miraculous development over the last 50 years making South Korea that third largest Asian economy, the country has transformed into a modern, vibrant nation that still maintains its traditional culture.   
 

Eligibility

  • This program is open to all majors.
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide 1 letter of recommendation from Texas A&M faculty member (forms within application)
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (August to December)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic Year (August to June)

Courses

Through the Global Village Program, SCHU offers 50 courses taught in English focusing primarily on Asian and International Studies.  Courses taught in English at SCHU are offered only through the English Global Village program. As such, a limited number of courses are available from students to choose from and offerings vary each semester based on the expertise of faculty members. SCHU requires that students enroll in 18-19 hours of course work. However, upon completion of the program, Texas A&M students must bring back a minimum of 12 hours of A&M equivalent credit for each semester. Thus, Texas A&M students can earn 12-19 hours of credit per semester at SCHU. At the university, exchange students have a set course load that is required.

 

SCHU Exchange Student Course Load Breakdown

Limited courses are available in the following areas (However, not all of these courses are offered every semester):
                          • Literature & Culture
                          • Business & Economics
                          • Political Science & Diplomacy
                          • Sociology & History
                          • Education
                          • Medical Science

SCHU also offers an Intensive Korean Language Program in which all classes are taught in 100% Korean. Due to the demanding nature of this program, prior knowledge of all Korean language skills (speaking, listening, and writing) is required.

Housing


Exchange students are guaranteed university housing in the Global Village. This modern facility was built in 2006 with the sole purpose of creating an environment that facilitates cross-cultural interaction. One or two cultural and language ambassadors are placed with Korean students in a suite that includes:
                   • Six double-bed rooms
                   • Air-conditioning 
                   • Shared living room
                   • TV and a couch 
                   • Each suite has two bathrooms, two showers, and two sinks
                   • 24 hour in-house security, employed by SCHU 
                   • In-house laundry 
                   • University employed seamstress to adjust students’ clothing

The Global Village Lounge provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for international and Korean students alike to study, watch TV or movies, eat, play games, or just hang out. The lounge includes big screen TVs, computers with high speed internet and Wifi.

 

Cost


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M - billed to University Account $5,400
Texas A&M Tuition & Fees $5,100  
Exchange Program Administrative Fee $300  
Accommodations & Meals $0  
Estimated Additional Expenses - paid pre-departure or in-country $4,645
International Airfare $1,500  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $145+  
Miscellaneous expenses $1,000  
Textbooks and Supplies $300  
Personal Spending $1,700+  
Total Estimated Cost $10,045+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
 

Additional Information 

Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Contacts

For more information about the exchange program to Soonchunhyang University, contact Patrick Moore in the Study Abroad Programs Office.