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Drexel in Korea: Seoul National University (SNU)
Seoul, Korea, South (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Fact Sheet:
Minimum Language Requirement:
KOR 103
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior
Other Eligibility Requirements:
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Eligible Majors:
All Majors
Type of Program:
Housing Options:
Program Advisor:
Lauren Steinberg
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Program Description:

The Program

The Drexel Exchange program with Seoul National University (SNU) is open to all Drexel students with an interest in spending a term studying at one of the most prestigious Korean universities. The SNU Exchange program completely immerses Drexel students into Korean education and culture as you take classes with the local Korean and international students.

For more information about SNU please visit


SNU is a semester based school. Due to SNU's calendar this exchange works best for students scheduled for class during fall or spring terms.

Program Calendar
* Semester 1: early March - mid June
* Semester 2: early September - mid December

Classes at SNU are taught in both English and Korean. Students must have completed at least Korean 103 in order to apply for this program. The higher your level of Korean, the greater your course options. Students should consider taking language courses during their freshman summer vacation term or on campus during their co-op terms in order to advance their language skills. For more information please contact Modern Languages Department at 215-895-5816.

SNU - Course Equivalents.xls Please find a list of previously approved courses for SNU.  For any course you wish to take not on this list, students must have equivalents approved by the appropriate department. For example, if you want to take sociology course in Korea for Drexel credit, an equivalent course must be pre-approved by the Sociology Department at Drexel.

To search for courses at SNU, please visit the Course Catalog
Course Catalog Directions
- The initial page is in Korean, but you can find the “English” tab on the right top of the page
- Click "Course Search" tab to for courses offered in English using the "advanced search" tool, checking the "English Lecture" box
- Set Year and Semester to better search for courses offered in your proposed study period
(1st semester = Spring semester, March-June * 2nd semester = Fall semester, September-December)

Grading: Students are taught and graded by Korean faculty at SNU. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students may take up to 17 credits while at SNU. The goal is to be a full time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a fulltime load at Drexel.

The Experience

SNU was established in 1946 and has 6 graduate programs, 16 colleges and 66 research institutes. 20,000 undergraduates and 11, 000 graduate students are enrolled at SNU.

On-campus housing is available at SNU.

All students must obtain a visa for entry into Korea. Visa Instructions.pdf

To learn more about this great experience, check out the the student blogs for the Drexel in Korea program on our homepage!


This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus all of your financial aid travels with you. If you are interested in seeking additional funding, you should considering applying for study abroad Scholarship & Funding Opportunities.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/01/2015 10/01/2015 TBA TBA
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