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Korea University Exchange Program:
Student Life

All international students have access to Korea University's International One-Stop Service Center (IOSC). The ISOC provides a number of support services such as an orientation program, counseling, immigration services, referrals to services on and off campus, and a host family program.

The KUBA club on campus integrates Korean and international students and offers a “buddy” system to help international students adjust to life at Korea University.  They also sponsor many cultural and social events, including excursions to places of interest around Seoul. In previous years these events and excursions have included: a welcoming party at the beginning of each semester; Field Day, where international students are able to take part in games such as group jump rope, relay, and dodgeball; International Students' Festival and Sports Festival; International Students' Chuseok Party; and a farewell party at the end of each semester. 

In addition, Athletic teams for basketball, soccer, ice hockey, and rugby compete in the Korean equivalent of Division I athletics.  There are more than 30 intramural sports available such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, ping-pong, badminton, tennis and rugby.  There are 100 other student clubs and many university-sponsored performances and cultural events.  During the fall semester, the Intercollegiate Kor-Yon games and and Festival (between Korea University and its rivals, Yonsei University) take place; there is also a Korean Thanksgiving holiday in September.  During the spring, the Korea University May Festival takes place.

On-campus facilities include: electronic goods store, travel agency, copy center, optician, photo shop, computer shop, fast food restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shop, health center, bakery, bookstore, hair shop, mobile phone shop, sporting goods store, shoe repair shop and others. For a complete listing of university services, facilities, and eateries, visit: www.korea.edu > Life at Campus.

Binghamton students are hosted by the College of Business Administration.  The International Office on campus provides a number of support services as well: an orientation program, referrals to services on and off campus, a host family program, a peer program, and excursions.

Accommodation

Students may live in international student residence halls on campus.  Korea University offers accommodations for international students in Anam Hall 2 and CJ International House. Anam Hall 2 is a traditional-style residence hall with triple-occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms on each floor. CJ International House is a suite-style facility with doubles and singles and semi-private bathrooms (bathroom facilities in the suite and shared by the suitemates).Residence halls have a television/recreation area, laundry rooms and study rooms.  Students live in singles, doubles or triples, which vary in price.   A landline phone (usable with a phone card) and internet access is available in the residence halls.  A meal plan may be purchased on a monthly basis (45 meals per month for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or on a per meal basis in the various student cafeterias or at restaurants and eateries around campus.

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Last Updated: 8/22/12