Korea University

Exchange Programs in Asia

About Korea University

Founded in 1905, Korea University (KU) is widely acknowledged as one of the country's top-ranked universities. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research, and service to Korean society. An eminent faculty, outstanding students, and internationally recognized research programs contribute to KU's academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as in all professional fields, including Engineering and Business Administration.

Learning at KU

GW students may take courses in English or Korean across the curriculum, and about half of KU's courses are taught in English. KU has nine colleges and schools, which offer a wide variety of coursework:

  • College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Political Science and Economics
  • College of Art and Design
  • Division of International Studies
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Life in Seoul

There are hundreds of societies and activities available campus-wide, which are open to all KU and exchange students. KU also provides a buddy program Korea University Buddy Assistant (KUBA) to help students adjust to life in Korea and make Korean friends.


Exchange students live in either the CJ International House or Anam Hall 2. The International House offers single or double rooms, shared bathrooms by suite, a gym on-site, and lounge and study space.

Anam Hall 2 is a smaller hall with triple rooms and common bathrooms. More Korean students live in Anam Hall 2 then in CJ International House, so it offers greater integration with local students. It Includes Kitchen access, an on-site  dinging hall and gym, and study space.

GW students apply for housing at KU upon acceptance to the university. They will pay all housing fees directly to KU.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester:                   Late August to late December
Spring semester:              Late February to late June
Academic year:                Late August to late June