The beautiful Keimyung University is the perfect study abroad option for a student to immerse themselves into the traditional Korean culture - there is even a traditional village on campus. Located in the third largest city in Korea and only an hour and a half commute from Seoul, Keimyung University boasts a prime location. With a variety of English course offerings and an excellent Korean Language Program, students have the opportunity to truly get the most out of the classroom experience. Keimyung also offers a variety of cultural experiences which include free Korean culture classes and field trips. Students spend days touring historical sites as well as visiting hi-tech companies such as POSCO and Hyundai motors. Keimyung University is guaranteed to immerse students into Korean culture and reward them with rich experiences and lasting memories.
Keimyung University is located in Daegu, an exciting urban center of over 2.5 million people and one of Korea’s top three cities. The campus is a two hour train ride from downtown Seoul, an hour from Busan and the beaches of the South Coast, and surrounded by a host of easily accessible UNESCO World Heritage sites. Among these World Heritage Sites are Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Shilla Dynasty, which has retained much of its ancient splendor, and Haeinsa, a Buddhist temple complex just south of the campus, the depository of the Tripitaka Koreana, a series of 80,000 ancient woodblock Buddhist Sutras. Keimyung is perfectly positioned to allow students to maximize their time and explore Korea, both old and new. The university is famed for its beautiful architecture and grounds and was selected as one of the top 10 most scenic campuses in Korea in 2001. The campus features a traditional Korean village (Hanhakchon), a museum with rare ancient texts, and an impressive chapel with one of the largest pipe organs in northeast Asia.
Academic year or semester exchanges
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Academic Year: September to June
Semester 1: September to December
Semester 2: March to June
Keimyung University is a fully comprehensive institution, with a range of disciplines and courses to suit all needs. Keimyung offers numerous departments within the following colleges: Humanities, International Studies, Education, Business Administration, Social Science, Law & Police Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environment Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Music & Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Fashion, Physical Education, Architectural Studies and KAC (Keimyung Adams College) where all courses are taught in English.
Courses taught in English: Among Korean universities, Keimyung was one of the first to initiate a full-scale internationalization program. Currently, Keimyung offers 100 international faculty members teaching a host of courses in English. Almost all departments offer some courses in English. Our international college, Keimyung Adams College (KAC), offers courses taught in English in both International Relations and International Business by its international faculty.
Courses recommended for ISEP participants include: Korean language, Korean history and culture, Korean literature and religion, international and East Asian relations, Oriental thought and counseling, Korean management and economy, international management, international trade, accounting, Korean politics, politics in East Asia, architecture, computer science, foods, arts, photography, Korean dance, Tae Kwon Do, business administration and all courses in KAC. Please contact the host university coordinator for further information about courses offered in English.
Students typically enroll in 4-6 classes per term, which averages to 12-18 hours in class per week. A term runs for 16 weeks.
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms in one of the residence halls located on campus. Housing is not available for families or couples. Students receive a plan for 16 meals per week (including 2 meals in weekday, and 3 meals in weekend) at the university’s cafeteria with a stipend to cover weekday lunches.
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