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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: August Armbrister Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Major Restrictions: SILS students only Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Open to Non-UNC students: No
Graduate courses available: No Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: No
Summer Program Duration: 3-4 Weeks
Program Description:
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Sungkyunkwan University (International Summer Semester)

This program is open only to students from UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science.

SKKU's International Summer Semester is a four-week program that allows SILS students to take courses relating to data management, technology and sustainability, innovation and design, and more, while interacting with professors and students from around the world. A variety of cultural activities and excursions are part of the program as well!


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.

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.

Courses & Credits

Students take two courses (taught in English) and must request from SKKU a transcript with a percentage grade in order for credits to transfer back to their UNC transcripts.

All international students can take Basic Korean language courses for free (excl. materials). In addition to the free Basic language courses, students may choose a more intensive regular Korean course as one of their two credit bearing courses.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.

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Accommodation options are available to students attending the International Summer Semester (ISS). These options include the regular SKKU dormitories or off-campus accommodation in a guesthouse, hostel, or homestay.

All SKKU dormitories are either located on campus or within a 20-minute commute. Students who choose the SKKU dormitories will be randomly assigned rooms and roommates. Each room has central air conditioning and all rooms are doubles. Each room has a desk, lamp, wardrobe and Internet access. Bedding is provided.

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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
Summer 2023 02/10/2023 03/03/2023 TBA TBA