In this exchange program, you can focus primarily on taking content courses in English, or focus on studying Korean language, or do a mix of both. Students with high proficiency in Korean language may be able to directly enroll in coursework taught in Korean.
Courses in English:
Hanyang offers several hundred courses in English each semester, and you may choose from coursework in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, and more. Exchange students typically take 5-6 courses per semester. The Hanyang School of Business is AACSB accredited, however, please note that business courses are in high demand and can be difficult to get into.
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View courses available in English at both campuses.
Korean Language Classes and Intensive Language Course:
For students who want to study some Korean alongside their coursework, both campuses offer an intro level Korean class for beginners. The Seoul campus also offers an introductory level 2 class. These classes meet around four hours per week and are worth about 5 UO credits.
Both Hanyang campuses also offer a rigorous Intensive Language Course from the very beginning level to the advanced level. This course meets 5 days per week for 4 hours per day, allowing you to rapidly improve your proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Korean. Some cultural excursions are included with this class. Students who select this class should be prepared for rigorous language study. You will also take one content class in addition to the Intensive Language Class.
See Korean language class information here.
Hanyang International Winter School:
Hanyang offers 2 sessions during their International Winter School. Session A is usually from late December to mid-January, and Session B is usually from mid-January to early February. See calendar here. Spring semester and yearlong students have the option to participate in one or both sessions before the spring semester starts. There is an extra cost to participate – see the GEO program budget for more information.
During each session, you can take 1 academic course and/or 1 elective course. Academic courses include topics such as business, Korean language, and Korean culture. Elective courses include topics such as K-pop Dance, Taekwondo, and Korean Traditional Fan Dance. Academic courses are usually each worth 3 Hanyang credits (5 UO credits), and elective courses are usually each worth 1 Hanyang credit (2 UO credits). The program also includes some cultural activities and excursions.
See winter school course information here.
In the Hanyang exchange program, you will earn:
- Around 25 to 30 UO credits per semester
- Note: if you take the Intensive Korean Language Course, you will earn about 20 UO credits of Korean language, plus you will take one additional content class
- If you participate in the Hanyang International Winter School before spring semester, you will earn: around 2-7 UO credits per session of the winter school
Note: UO credits listed above are estimates and are subject to change. Please refer to the Hanyang links for the updated credit information on their classes. One credit at Hanyang is equal to 1.5 UO quarter credits.