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Exchange Program



Program Details

Period of Study: HGU’s one academic year is composed of two regular semesters (spring & fall). Spring semester starts from March to June and fall semester starts from September to December. One regular semester is composed of 16 weeks including the midterm and final week. International students may enroll up to 2 semesters as a full time, “non-degree” student.

Credit Transfer: You must contact your home university and ask if it is possible to transfer the Handong credits to your home university’s credit. After the semester ends, the Office of International Affairs will send your academic transcript to your home university by your request.

Assessment: International students can take up to 22 credits (approximately 7 to 9 courses per semester). Assessment criteria will be decided by the class professor(s). All students are required to attend at least 75% of class time in order to pass the class. HGU’s grading system is as below:

Point Scale Grade Grade Point
95 - 100 A+ 4.5
90 - 94 A 4.0
85 - 89 B+ 3.5
80 - 84 B 3.0
75 - 79 C+ 2.5
70 - 74 C 2.0
65 - 69 D+ 1.5
60 - 64 D 1.0
0 - 59 F 0

※The lowest passing grade is D0.
Official transcript will be provided within 1 month after the semester ends.

 

2014 Program Sheet

General University Information
University Name Handong Global University
City, State, Country Pohang, Gyung-buk, South Korea
University Website http://www.handong.edu
Website for Incoming Exchange Students http://oia.handong.edu
Areas of Strength (Business, Health Science, etc.) Global Management, US and International Law, Informational Technology
Size of Institution (Undergraduates, Graduates) Current Total Enrollment 3,040

General Area Information
Population of city and/or surrounding area 512,486 (statistics measured in 2013. Jan) Pohang and nearby city- Gyeong ju and Deagu
Interesting facts about the city and/or surrounding area Pohang  is home to one of the world largest stell mills and a coast-city. Nearby Gyeongju (only takes 30 mins) is a historical city which had been a capital for nearly a thousand of Shilla dynasty. In addition, Deagu (takes an hour) is the third biggest city which has highly developed fashion industry.

Academic Calendar
  Fall Spring
Application deadline 10/1 5/1
When will the student know of acceptance? 11/1 6/1
Orientation /Arrival dates TBA 2/25
Semester dates 9/2 3/4
Break dates 9/18-9/22, 11/6-11/10 5/8-5/12
Are international exchange students able to live in housing during the semester break? No, however, we offer nearby housing (e.g. hostel) for international students to stay in. No, however, we offer nearby housing (e.g. hostel) for international students to stay in
Exam dates Final Term: 12/16-20 Final Term: 6/17-21

Admission
Eligibility requirements (GPA, level, etc.) G.P.A: at least 2.5/4.0
What are the language requirements? None, however, students need to use English or Korean at a level which he/she is able to take classes
Are application instructions and materials available online (website)? Application and recommendation form is newly updated, please refer to http://oia.handong.edu

Courses

Areas of study open for exchange students

Nearly every course is open to exchange students, unless course is restricted by instructor for various reason (e.g. prerequisite)
Areas of study available in English Global Management, US and International Law, Informational Technology majors are offered solely in English. All other departments also offer courses teach in English every semester and the number is up to 130.
Are there areas of study that are not open to exchange students? Graduate courses or courses with prerequisite may need special permission and this is up to student contact to instructor with aid of exchange program coordinator.
What is the minimum required course load 12 credits (FYI, regular course load is 18 credits)
Do students register for courses in advance or upon arrival? Primary registration will be held in advance and late registration is allowed upon arrival without extra charge until the second week of semester. After then, course registration is not allowed.
Website for course offerings (both in host language and courses available in English) http://oia.handong.edu or personal contact to exchange@handong.edu
Additional Notes                 HGU will send course registration form along with course list to accepted students.

Student Activities
Are student activities/clubs open to international exchange students? Nearly every club and activity are open to exchange students
Examples of activities/clubs available to international exchange students (if applicable) In addition to regular activities, HGU offers special activities for international students such as Korean Cultural experience tour, IBS (International Buddy System), Korean Speech, Culture Night, ETC.
Are there additional costs associated with student activities? Usually not
Are exchange students allowed to work? Student with D-2 visa must finish 1semester with GPA 3.0 or higher in order to get a working permit. So it is not possible to work for those only attend 1 semester exchange program.
Is there any type of buddy program available for exchange students? Please provide details and costs, if any.

IBS
International Buddy System (IBS) is a system established to help international students build a social, academic and cultural network as soon as they arrive at the University. Being aware of the difficult situations most international students passing through in a foreign country, city and university, IBS was created to help international students deal with culture shock, and cope up with environmental changes through the help of a buddy.  

In IBS, students will:
- Have the chance to meet a Korean-International buddy for your whole semester.
- Be able to understand Korean culture fast through the help of your buddy.
- Get the possibility of making new friends in the university and be part of clubs and organizations.
- Be able to take part in several enjoyable events.
- Get the chance to learn another country’s culture and language
- Have the chance to meet people with the same major.

 IBS Activities
This semester IBS wishes to create more fun and productive activities for members of the system. One of them is the assigned mission that each buddy should accomplish. Each accomplished mission will be counted and assured of a corresponding reward at the semester’s closing ceremony. Below are some of the IBS activities we wish to have this semester: (details for every activity will be on their individual description and plan)
- The BUDDY’s COVENANT (during the orientation)
- MISSION Games
- FRISBEE
- MAJOR BUDDIES
- LANGUAGE SHARING
- The B-DAY (once a month exciting activity off campus e.g. paintball, camping, mountain climbing)
- WALKABOUT (IBS trip)
- K-POP Contest

Are internships available? If so, are they for-credit? Internship for exchange students is not available.

Accommodation
Types of housing Dormitory (on-campus)
Do students have to apply for housing? Housing application is included on the application.
Is a deposit required and if yes, when and how can this be paid? Deposit is not required.
Are international exchange students required to live on campus? Yes, all exchange students are required to live on campus to build strong sense of community.
Are international exchange students guaranteed housing upon arrival? Yes, all students who completed housing section on the application are guaranteed housing.

Finances (based on one semester)
What are the average accommodation costs? Dormitory fee: 600,000-700,000 won per semester
What are the average meal expenses? Each meal cost between 2,800 won to 5,000 won(1 USD = Approx. 1,100 won)
Books/Course supplies Approx. 200,000 - 300,000 won
What sort of additional expenses should a student expect (security deposit, fees, local transportation, etc.)?

Orientation fee: Approx. 150,000 won
Beddings: Approx. 100,000 won

Is additional insurance required or can a student use private insurance? What are the costs? Private insurance effective in Korea is required.
Students can purchase the HU recommended insurance upon arrival. (Cost is approximately 100,000 won per semester)
Total estimated cost of attendance (not including tuition) Dormitory fee:  600,000-700,000 won
Living expense:  300,000-500,000 won/month
Orientation Fee: 150,000 won
Books & supplies: 200,000 won
Beddings: 100,000 won
Extra cost may be required by students’ personal need.

Contact Person(s)
Incoming Exchange Contact Name Hee-Eun Kim
Title Exchange Program Coordinator
Email exchange@handong.edu
Mailing Address 413 All Nations Hall, Office of International Affairs, Handong Global University, Heunghae-eup, Buk-gu, Gyung-buk, South Korea (zip code:791-708)
Phone and fax Phone: +82-54-260-1765
Fax: +82-54-260-1769
Office website http://oia.handong.edu
Other Contact Persons If Hee-Eun Kim is not reachable, please contact to oia@handong.edu or our International Student Advisor (Daniel Ahn, sea@handong.edu)



2014 Academic Calendar

Course Offerings
HGU provides English-taught courses up to 170-180 courses every semester. Please check the following links for a list of current courses available.
Please note that the list is based on the previous year course schedule and may not accurately reflect this year offerings.
If in doubt, please contact us by email at exchange@handong.edu

☞ Fall 2013 List of Classes

☞ Spring 2014 List of Classes