International Business Exchange Program
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is recognized as a top institution for foreign language education and internationalization in Korea. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, established in 1954 under the founding spirit of “truth, peace, and creation,” marks its 60th anniversary this year in its endeavor to nurture talented individuals that contribute to the development of the nation and the prosperity of humanity.
Review the HUFS site for details: http://www.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufsenglish/
HUFS is located in the eastern part of Seoul (approximately 20 minutes by subway from City Hall), the center of Korea's educational, cultural, political and economic activities.
As of 2012, the Seoul Campus consists of 13 buildings, including the university Administrative Offices, Student Center, Humanities Building, Graduate Schools, Institute of Teaching and Learning Development, Social Science Building, Foreign Language Training and Testing Center, Library, Faculty Office Building?, Faculty Office Building?, Information Building, Open Air Theater and International Center.
The Seoul Campus of HUFS has taken another step toward becoming a more creative global Campus through the completion of the Minerva Complex. The old main hall, which was the first building on the Seoul Campus, holds symbolic significance as it was the main building of HUFS for some 50 years. Through the establishment of the Minerva Complex, the parts of the old main building remaining after demolition work were given renewed symbolic importance through their renovation and transformation into the HUFS Historical Archives Center.
Spring Semester: mid- February- mid-June
Fall Semester: late August - mid December
Language of Instruction
- Courses are taught in Korean, and English.
- International Students can also enroll in a free intensive Korean Language course of 200 contact hours for which they will receive a certificate at the end of the term.
- The courses taught in English will have a purple check mark next to them.
Exchange program participants pay their regular full-time tuition/registration fees to SDSU to participate on the exchange program. Students are responsible for all other additional expenses such as passport, visa, airfare, housing, meals, books, etc. Refer to the budget sheet on blackboard for more information.
Housing and Meals
Housing/room & board expenses are not part of the SDSU exchange program. Students must arrange housing via their host institution or independently.
HUFS offers dorm style housing for students. Consult the following site for options and make arrangement directly with HUFS:
All participants must purchase the comprehensive CSU Comprehensive FTIP Insurance. Students will need to pay via SDSU Student Account Services. Approximately $300 for one-semester.
Exchange participants are responsible for purchasing airfare. Hold-off on purchasing airfare until a Letter of Acceptance is issued by your host university (one-semester prior to going abroad). The Letter of Acceptance is issued typically 4-6 weeks after students apply to the host university and will contain official program dates.
Student Visa Requirement
U.S.A. citizens are required to obtain a Student Visa to study abroad in South Korea for one semester or longer. The visa process varies by nationality, length of program, and consulate of jurisdiction.
Once a official letter of acceptance is issued by HUFS you will need to apply for your student visa. Note that a D-2 visa must be obtained prior to departing to South Korea. More information about the process is on HUFS Website: https://hankuk.wordpress.com/3-obtain-a-d-2-visa/
Note that visa requirements will vary by nationality, country and program length. Check this information frequently as visa requirements are subject to change.
For more general information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/korea-south.html
SDSU (1 year prior
International Business majors must apply one-year prior to anticipated term abroad via Aztecs Abroad by clicking "Apply Now" on the button above.
Host University (1 semester prior)
After being approved by SDSU, students will also need to complete the application process for their host university. Students will receive an email with application instructions after the add/drop deadline (titled Post Decision).
International Business majors refer to SDSU blackboard for eligibility criteria
International Business majors: apply 1 year prior to intended term abroad
December 17th for the Fall Semester
May 12th for the Spring Semester
All other majors: apply 1 semester prior to intended term abroad.
February 20th for Fall Semester
September 20th for Spring Semester
Office of International Studies: http://international.hufs.ac.kr/
Student Life (Visa and Immigration; Arrival and Pick-up; Facilities; Living; Employment; ISO; Student Profiles): http://builder.hufs.ac.kr/user/indexSub.action?codyMenuSeq=7259415&siteId=international2&menuType=T&uId=6&sortChar=A&menuFrame=&linkUrl=5_1.html&mainFrame=right
Review the Center for Disease Control website for recommended vaccines and recommendations: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-korea
HUFS General Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbnGuC5tO1Q&t=101s
HUFS International Students Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84oNnOjooo0