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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7 Open to Non-UNC students: No
Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Major Restrictions: SILS students only
Graduate courses available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
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Sungkyunkwan University

This program is open only to graduate and undergraduate (major or minor) students from UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science.
 

Sunkyunkwan University (SKKU) was founded over 600 years ago, and is one of Asia's oldest institutions of higher learning. The literal meaning of "Sungkyunkwan" is "an institution for building a harmonious society of perfected human beings". Students attending this program will have access to one of the most respected Library and Information Science programs in Asia. Gaining an international perspective will greatly enhance their understanding of Information Science, and thus will be crucial in giving students a competitive edge as they continue in the field.


Location

SKKU's location in Seoul, along with the wealth of cultural activities planned for exchange students, provides students with the opportunity to have an immersive cultural experience in one of the world's largest and most cosmopolitan cities.

The city of Seoul offers immense cultural resources, and with excellent bus and subway systems it is easy for students to explore. Korean culture and history comes to life in the National Museum, the Folklore Museum, and the Buddhist temples. Outside of Seoul, students can gain an appreciation of modern history by visiting the Demilitarized Zone. The wonders of the past can be seen in the city of Kyongju, now an open-air museum with excavated tombs, the 1,300-year-old granite Buddha in Sokkuram, and the great Buddhist temple of Pulguksa, all from Korea's Golden Age. 
 

Courses & Credits

Students will enroll in courses offered in SKKU's School of Library and Information Science. All coursework will be offered in English, including courses such as Database Design, Indexing and Abstracting, Digital Libraries, Information Architecture, New Media, and many more. Management courses will also be available to students enrolled in this program. SKKU's School of Library and Information Science provides syllabi for most courses offered in English, so students are encouraged to access this information to determine course suitability.

Studying Korean on the program will help students have a more immersive experience, and so they are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in language coursework.

Important note regarding language study: The Asian Studies Department at UNC cannot guarantee credit for language courses taught at SKKU. Credit will be dependent on the student's performance on the language placement test given after they complete the program and return to UNC.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED

  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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Housing

Students will live in housing provided by SKKU's Humanities and Social Sciences campus in Seoul. They will have the option of living in either the International House (I-House) or Koart Ville student dorm. Both locations provide kitchens, and dining facilities are easily accessible.
 
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
 
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/25/2019
10/04/2019 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1