209 Neungdong-ro, Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu
Number of inhabitants in the city: 10 mln
Number of students in the university: 11,287
Programs: Available for all students
Spring Semester: 2nd of March – 20th of June
Fall Semester: 29th of August – 19th of December
Generally, exchange students are assigned to live in the International Student Dormitory because of the length of their stay. It is very difficult to find short term, furnished housing options in South Korea. Exchange students will be placed in the International Student Dormitory, depending on availability.
In the International Student Dormitory students share a kitchen and a laundry room located on the same floor as their accommodation. Every student gets a bed, a desk, a dresser and some closet space. Items you will need to bring are linens, a pillow, bedspread, towels, clothes hangers, and seasonal clothing.
· The national currency of South Korea is the South Korean Won (KRW). This is the only currency accepted in commercial transactions. Students have the option of obtaining KRW in their home country or in South Korea, although we have found that currency exchange rates in South Korea tend to be lower than those outside of the country. Banks with currency exchange desks are plentiful in Seoul; and Sejong University has a bank on campus where students are able to exchange their foreign currency into KRW. You need your passport and visa for all such transactions.
· We recommend that students have 500,000 to 700,000 KRW available per month for personal expenses. In general, prices in Seoul are comparable to those in North America, Australia, and the U.K. Students will be responsible for all meal costs. International ATMs are available on the campus, but dispense only KRW.
· The electrical voltage in South Korea is 220, with a two-pronged plug; so, students should provide their own electrical adaptors. The International Student Dormitory has Internet LAN line service available, though students must provide their own cord. Our campus is equipped with Wi-Fi service, but computers purchased outside of South Korea tend not to be able to log onto this system; therefore, we strongly recommend use of the LAN service with a cord.
· Personal cellular phones purchased from countries outside of South Korea often have difficulties working properly in South Korea. South Korean cellular phones and SIM cards are not compatible with those from North America or Europe. Roaming services may function within South Korea, but may be costly.