As an exchange student at Chung-Ang University, you join its unique community of students from all over the world right in the heart of Seoul. Take courses you normally would not take at SDSU with the wide variety of courses offered in English, including special courses in Korean studies and Korean performing arts, while learning the Korean language and enjoying everything that Seoul has to offer.
All SDSU students must enroll in the equivalent of 12 SDSU units per semester
to be considered full-time while studying abroad.
Refer to the Academic Year 2017 Courses Offered in English.pdf
for more information (Upper division courses are those that start with "Study Year 3"). Students may also refer to the Course Description Search Guide.pdf
for the most updated course catalog and course descriptions in English. Note that in Korea, semester 1 is Spring semester (at SDSU) while semester 2 is Fall. The course catalog may work best with the Internet explorer browser.
SDSU Exchange students must be affiliated with one of the nine faculties during their program - for example, former CAU students were affiliated with the College of Social Sciences and College of Education. Regardless of faculty, students may enroll in courses at the College of General Education, which includes Korean culture and language courses.
Korean is not required for this program as courses are taught in both Korean and English.
The general program dates are:
Fall Semester (semester 2 at CAU): September - December
Spring semester (semester 1 at CAU): March- June
CAU policy on Business Administration Courses:
Due to the large number of domestic and exchange students in the Business Administration Department, the Business courses are limited to only students registered within the Business Major. Other majors (i.e. Political Science, Biology) will be removed from Business courses if they attempt to register. In addition, each Business course is limited to 7 exchange students per course. Enrollment in Business courses is on a first come, first serve basis. Business Administration students may take courses in the GSIS programs (noted in the attached course selection guide).
Housing and Meals
Exchange students are housed at the university dormitories/apartments of the Seoul campus based on the conditions laid out in the exchange agreement. Please see the university's Accommodation
website for the costs.
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP)
for their program abroad. The insurance charge will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.
Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.
A visa must be obtained to study in Korea. More information about the process is on Chung-Ang University's website
as well as the Korean Consulate of Los Angeles
For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State