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Hongik University

Hongik University
Hongik University’s renowned fine arts program is ranked number one in Korea.
Location: 
Seoul, South Korea
Language of Instruction: 
English
Korean
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Art
Design
Visual Art
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study art and design in Korea on this unique program
  • No Korean language proficiency required
  • Open to KU visual arts majors with junior standing and second year graduate students
Program Summary: 

South Korea has a 5,000 year history with ancient palaces, pagodas and stunning green landscape with majestic mountain tops. It also has ultra-modern skyscrapers and a fast paced city life. In addition, it is one of the world's most technologically and scientifically advanced countries due to companies such as Samsung and LG serving as global leaders in electronics.

Seoul, with a population of over 20 million in its metropolitan area, is one of Asia's largest cities and is the political, financial and cultural center of Korea.

Hongik University is a private university in central Seoul with a student population of 16,000 undergraduate students. The campus is located in the famous Hong Dae area of Seoul and is near a variety of shops, boutiques, museums and restaurants. The campus is a 10 minute walk to two subway stations. Hongik University is close to Ewha Womans University, Yonsei University and Sogang University. There are numerous art galleries and artists’ studios around the campus neighborhood. KIMCHI (Korean International Members’ Club), a Hongik student group helps international students adjust to life at Hongik.

Academic Information: 

Hongik University’s renowned fine arts program is ranked number one in Korea. Visual Art courses offered in Korean are printmaking, oriental painting, painting and sculpture. Students should note that courses taught in Korean may have differing methods of providing course instruction. Some professors may be able to provide instructions in English after instructing other students in Korean, other professors may ask Korean students to translate course instructions to English, and all students will need to plan on learning techniques through observation.

Program dates for the Fall semester are generally late August to mid-December and for the Spring semester are late February to mid-June. See above for specific dates for each academic term.

Hongik University course equivalencies

Housing: 

Students stay on campus in a university residential hall for international students and graduate students. Students stay in a double occupancy room and each room has a bed, desk and closet. Students share a communal bathroom. There is no kitchen hall or cafeteria in the residence hall but there are two cafeteria-style student restaurants and a convenience store on campus.

Eligibility: 

Open to KU Visual Art majors with junior standing and second year graduate students with a minimum overall KU GPA of 3.0.


Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

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