KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Kyungpook National University is a highly successful university in Daegu, South Korea, focusing on the improvement of its society and the global community through research and business development models. Through over 60 years of service to the Korean system of higher education, KNU has established itself as competitive force for education.
Daegu is the third largest metropolitan area in South Korea. It is known for its fashion and high-tech industries and has become a major cultural center. There are many tourist attractions in the city as well as the surrounding areas. Haeinsa--a Buddhist temple that houses the Tripitaka Koreana, a woodblock edition of the Tripitaka and one of the world's oldest extant complete collections of the Buddhist scriptures can be found just outside the city!
Students can choose from a range of courses taught in English that cover different majors, along with a variety of courses focusing on Korea, including language, economics, culture, film, history, and politics. Visit their website for more information. Be sure to click the International Programs link at that top.
No korean language proficiency required for exchange programs.
KNU offers comfortable and convenient living arrangements through 8 residence hall style housing which accommodates over 2,300 students. Specific hall assignments will be recommended by the study abroad advisor. Residence halls offer a lounge, gym and laundry facilities and rooms are fully furnished with internet connectivity.
Students planning on studying in Korea will need to apply for a student visa. All Pennsylvania residents will use the South Korean Consulate in New York to obtain the visa. For more information regarding the Korean visa, please consult the coordinator, Mrs. Jessica Halchak, for this program.
The State Department also provides information about student visas for any student participating in study abroad. Please follow the link, Studentsabroad.state.gov to learn more.