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  • Locations: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Agriculture, Agriculture - Agricultural Economics, Agriculture - Agricultural Leadership, Agriculture - Biochemistry/Biophysics, Agriculture - Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - Ecosystem Science & Management, Agriculture - Horticulture Sciences, Agriculture - Nutrition and Food Science, Agriculture - Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Agriculture - Soil & Crop Sciences, Foreign Language - Korean
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Agribusiness, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Journalism, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Agricultural Systems Management, Agriculture, Agriculture/Life Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Science, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Botany, Dairy Science, Ecological Restoration, Ecosystem Science and Management, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Floriculture, Food Science & Technology, Forestry, Genetics, Horticulture, Marine Biology, Marine Fisheries, Marine Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, Ocean and Coastal Resources, Outdoor Education, Poultry Science, Range Science, Rangeland Ecology & Management, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences, Renewable Natural Resources, Soil Science, Spatial Sciences, University Studies Agriculture, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor:
Cathryn Clement, Patrick Moore, Won-Bo Shim
Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Chungnam National University
Chungnam National University (CNU) was founded in 1952 under the educational motto of “Creativity, Development, and Service to the Community.” CNU is one of ten “Flagship” Korean National Universities and is recognized as one of the prestigious five national universities in South Korea. CNU enjoys the best possible atmosphere for academic excellence in research and education due to its geographic proximity to high caliber organizations in South Korea.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at CNU was started in 1952. Today, the college is made up of 70 faculty members, 1900 undergraduate students, and 300 graduate students. CNU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members have excellent track records in research and scholastic achievement in biotechnology and agriculture.


 Chungnam National University is located in South Korea’s fifth largest metropolis, Daejeon. Daejeon is located in the center of South Korea, and has earned its name as “Asia’s Silicon Valley” and “High Technology City.” The city is home to government complexes, academic and research institutions, and over 1.5 million citizens. South Korea is known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, tropical islands, and high-tech cities. Daejeon is no exception to South Korea’s rich culture and beautiful architecture. 

Although it is known as a city that has heavily promoted science and education, Daejeon is also filled with temples and museums that give homage to the country’s and the city’s history. There are five mountains surrounding Daejeon, which make the city a popular destination for experienced hikers.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have completed at least one semester at Texas A&M University at time of application.
  • Preferred GPA of 2.5 or higher (2.0 GPA minimum)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Obtain a student visa if needed
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during Summer Session.


 CNU Classroom

All courses taught on this program to CNU will be instructed in English.
Students will take the Agricultural Biotechnology course for 3 credit hours and the Korean Language and Culture (MODL 201) course.
  • The Agricultural Biotechnology course will introduce basic concepts of biotechnology used in the agriculture and food industries in Korea, such as animal cloning, transgenic plant production, and fermentation. Students will also participate in field trips related industries and agricultural fields.
  • The Korean Language and Culture course will teach students basic understanding of Korean language, focusing on conversational skills and academic writing. Students will also participate in cultural excursions, such as temples, traditional village, and city tours. The Agricultural Biotechnology course may be changed according to the student’s major with departmental approval.


 CNU offers complementary on-campus dormitory accommodation for students that are a part of the Summer Session for International Students (SSIS). The dorms include breakfast and dinner, lunch and snacks may be purchased on campus. All on-campus rooms are designed for two people and equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and closet for each person. More information about housing at CNU can be found on the housing webpage of the CNU website. 


Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $2,200
A&M Study Abroad Admin Fee $300
Estimated Additional Expenses  (pre-departure or on-site):
International Airfare $1,500-$2,000
CNU SSIS Registration Fee $300
Accommodations $0
Misc. Expenses (Meals, Book, Insurance, Local Transportation) $600-$900
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost $13,636+
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.

Helpful Links
Chungnam National University Homepage
CNU School of Agriculture and Life Sciences Webpage
CNU International Students Webpage
CNU Housing  
Study Abroad Programs Office Funding Webpage

CNU students 


For detailed information about the exchange program at Chungnam National University, South Korea, students should contact Dr. Won Bo Shim in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, contact Patrick Moore


This program is currently not accepting applications.