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.

Additional requirements

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

What is an Exchange?

This is a program in which the University of Oregon and the partner universities exchange students on an ongoing basis. The number of places available to UO students varies based on the number of partner institution students coming to UO. If there are not enough exchange places available in a given year, then qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply as a fee-paying study abroad student, or to apply for an alternate exchange program.

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. 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.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

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

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.

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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester202002/01/2020Late AugustLate December
Academic Year2020-2102/01/2020Late AugustMid-June
Spring Semester202102/01/2020Late FebruaryMid-June

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