University of Oregon

Dankook University Exchange

Program Overview

Study Korean language and directly enroll in courses at Dankook University. Classes on business and computer science are available in English. Students with a high level of proficiency in Korean language have the option to enroll in other subjects which are taught in Korean. You may also participate in group activities and excursions with other international students from all over the world. You will stay in double-occupancy campus dormitories offering excellent cultural events, shopping, tourist attractions, and restaurants nearby with convenient public transportation available.

Dankook University, founded in 1947, is a comprehensive research university maintaining two large campuses, the main campus in Jukjeon 20 miles south of Seoul and the other in Cheonan 20 miles south of Jukjeon. Public transportation including buses, subways, and railroads are available either at the campuses or nearby locations with DKU shuttle buses. 

Dankook University offers a Tutoring Program in which you will tutor and teach English to local students for a total of 40 hours during the semester. In addition to getting to meet Korean students and gaining valuable work experience, you will also receive free on-campus housing for the semester. Please speak with your GEO advisor for more information.

Academic Details

Spend one or two semesters at Dankook University, where you can choose from either regular university courses taught in Korean or business or computer science courses in English. The Korean language courses at Dankook University's Global Education Center seek to provide opportunities to learn about Korean language and culture. Classes run five days a week and culture classes are also offered.

For further information about courses, please visit the Dankook University website.

Housing Description

You will be placed at the dormitory on the Jukjeon or Cheonan Campus. You will share a room with modern facilities with one other student. A mix of Korean and non-Korean students live in the dormitory with the intention to create an international atmosphere. Among the facilities available in the hall are meeting rooms, fitness exercise room, a snack shop, laundry facilities, and a dining hall.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will be required to complete the DKU exchange application in a timely manner. This application will be provided after the interview process is completed.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Additional Requirements

  • One year of college-level Korean language is recommended 
  • If you wish to take regular (Korean-taught) DKU courses, you must demonstrate sufficient Korean language proficiency

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/1/2017N/ALate AugustLate December
Academic Year2017-182/1/2017N/ALate AugustMid-June
Spring Semester 20185/15/2017N/ALate FebruaryMid-June

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.