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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Academic Disciplines: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Economics and International Affairs, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, Industrial Engineering, International Affairs, Korean, Literature, Media and Communication, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Music Technology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  early September – mid December
Spring semester:  early March – mid June
Academic Year:  early September – mid June

This university is located in Seoul, Korea.  To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence.

SNU was founded in 1946 and currently has 16 colleges, one graduate school, and nine professional graduate schools. The student body consists of 16,512 undergraduates and 9,439 graduates with 3,568 full-time faculty members. 38% of the student population is female and 10% of the students are international students. 

  • on-campus dormitories
  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent

SNU has 28 dormitories with 2,600 rooms that house 4,500 students. The residence buildings are available to all students registered, but application is highly competitive. Each room and flat is fully furnished, but your must provide your own bedding and towels. Cooking facilities are not available for individual units.

  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining

On-campus cafeterias mainly offer Korean cuisine, costing 1,700~3,500 won per meal. The menu includes noodles or rice, soup, and 3~4 side dishes (Kimchi is usually one of these side dishes). Occasionally, western-style food is also available. 
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
NOTE: Students must have completed at least two semesters of full-time, regular college-level study prior to application for this program

For SNU's course catalog, click here.  Since detailed course offerings are not announced until a couple of months before the start of a term, students should refer to the previous year's course offerings as a guide. Note: for spring courses, search Semester 1 and for fall courses, search Semester 2. 

INTA graduate students should contact Brian Woodall in International Affairs for more details about the graduate level exchange program. He can be reached by e-mail at: 

Most courses are taught in Korean, although some courses are available in English.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 SNU credit = 1 GT credit

SNU Grade = US Grade
A+, A0, A- = A
B+, B0, B- = B
C+, C0, C- = C
D+, D0, D- = D
F = F  
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
For more information about visa requirements and application procedures, please see the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta.?
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Meg Sonstroem