Dankook University Exchange

Language Requirement: 3 Years
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Asia, South Korea
GPA: 2.75
Program Overview

Study Korean language and directly enroll in courses at Dankook University. Some classes in 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 Language 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.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall Semester 2024 02/01/2024 Late August Late December
Academic Year 2024-25 02/01/2024 Late August Mid-June
Spring Semester 2025 02/01/2024 Late February Mid-June

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program (Summer 2024 and beyond) to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Academic Details

Spend one or two semesters at Dankook University, where you can choose from either regular university courses taught in Korean or a limited number of business or computer science courses in English. The Korean language courses at Dankook University's Global Education Center allow you to learn about both Korean language and culture.

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

Course Equivalencies

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

Non-UO students: 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.

Additional requirements
  • If you wish to take regular (Korean-taught) DKU courses, you must demonstrate sufficient Korean language proficiency.
Application process

The application process for this program is competitiveGEO staff will review your application materials, and a decision about your enrollment will not be made until after the application deadline. In some cases, an interview is required. If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted with further details about this process after the application deadline. Early applications are encouraged.

Successful applicants will receive an exchange nomination from GEO. Selection will be based on a holistic review of your application. This includes a review of your GPA, transcripts (including courses taken and in-progress), any additional requirements or prerequisites (see section "Additional Requirements"), and written statements. 

Applying for an exchange program involves 2 steps. If you receive a nomination from GEO, you will also need to complete the host university's application, which is administered and reviewed by your host university directly. Instructions will be provided after acceptance by GEO. The host university makes the final decision regarding acceptance into the program.

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.