Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is a private and leading global university located in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The university was established in 1954. Since its founding, HUFS has pioneered the way forward for Korea, leading the country's economic growth and globalization. HUFS is recognized as the best university in Korea for educating foreign languages and area studies. The University has two campuses, the Seoul Campus located in the eastern region of Seoul and the Global Campus located Yongin. Seoul is a high tech, cosmopolitan city offering an eclectic mix of modern attractions along with ancient architecture and landscapes and Yongin is a suburban city. The Seoul campus is the main campus of the university and where you will be attending the International Summer Session for 4-week, from mid-July to mid-August.
The Program and Courses
During the International Summer Session at HUFS, students have many opportunities to interact with foreign students from various countries as well as local Korean students. The ISS invites many world-renowned scholars in Asian Studies and International Business to teach at the summer session. Together with the participating HUFS faculty, these invited professors from prestigious foreign universities make the ISS educational experience truly competitive in the age of globalization. Class size does not usually exceed 12-15 students, which allows a personalized education that meets students' individual needs. For further detail on the program visit: http://summer.hufs.ac.kr/. Students will have the option to choose two courses from the following areas of studies: Korean Studies, Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, Business Administration and Law, and Languages. To view course listing, please visit: HUFS Summer Courses and Descriptions.
HUFS offers on-campus dormitory and nearby off-campus dormitories which are air-conditioned and come equipped with free wireless Internet access. There are typically two students assigned per room. Dormitories do not have cooking facilities but there are 3 cafeterias on campus that serve a variety of food.
HUFS Buddy Program The HUFS Buddy Program provides an opportunity to build friendships between local and international students through informal interactions outside the classroom, both on-campus and off-campus. These include weekly Korean film evenings with typical Korean refreshments, a taekwondo session, and an introduction to student nightlife hot spots. The buddy team also assists the international students with adapting to the local Korean lifestyle by helping them obtain mobile phones, accompanying them on the subway if necessary, introducing them to good shopping districts, and giving them walking tours of interesting neighborhoods. One member of the buddy team will be living in the on-campus dorm to provide assistance as needed to the international students on an on-call basis.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (GeoBlue) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Applications Due to overseas university requirements, community college students are not allowed to participate. Please consider applying for the program once you are at a four year college or university.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.