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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Exchange
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior Areas of Study: History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Politics, Psychology, Religion
Minimum GPA: 2.3 Credits: 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Housing Options: Residence Hall
COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No
Program Description:

West Lake Park, South Korea
Sogang University


Sogang University was established in 1960 by the Society of Jesus, inspired by the Jesuit philosophy of education and based on Catholic beliefs. Comprised of 8 schools and over 600 majors, Sogang is an ideal study abroad destination for almost any CUA student. Interested students should also consider the wealth of culture, festivals, events, and social/sports groups that are available.

Academics & Curriculum

Catholic University students who participate in the summer exchange take 2 courses and earn 6 credits in total. Potential course areas include politics, media studies, communications, sociology, and Korean language. Interested students can find more information on Sogang's summer page.

Volunteer activities for rural communities are also available.


Participants live on campus in the Gonzaga Residence Hall. A standard room has two occupants, furnished and outfitted with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, shoe cabinet, internet cable, restroom, shower room, and telephone (exclusively within premises & receiving only). Each floor has lounge tables, a water purifier, and a shared refrigerator. The hall lobby has a security office, mail room, study room, and pay-to-use printer. Information on the campus library can be found here.
Students apply for their housing as part of their online Sogang application.


Scholarship options and information and can be found on the the study abroad scholarships webpage.

Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.