Sookmyung Women’s University

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Availability

Available University-wide 


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    Sookmyung Women’s University is Korea’s first national private women’s school. It was founded by the royal family in 1906 during the latter stages of the Korean empire, one of the most difficult periods in the nation’s history. Despite the name, students of all genders are able to go on exchange here.

    Throughout its 113-year history, Sookmyung has accumulated invaluable educational experience, research capabilities, and community service experience. We plan to build on this tradition and become a global leader in women’s education. The University contributes to a sustainable future by conducting and promoting research on technologies that do not harm the earth’s ecosystems and resources, and by establishing a convergence research centre to promote balance research development.

    Each exchange students will be introduced to one or two SMU buddies. The buddies will help the exchange students to assimilate into the campus life and Korean Culture.

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    Seoul, the capital city of South Korea is located on the Han River in the north western part of the country. Home to 10 million people, the city is the cultural, economic and political centre of South Korea. Seoul is fashion and technology-forward but also deeply traditional. Here, you will find five UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as state-of-the-art skyscrapers. The city offers beautiful scenic attractions as well as interesting bars, luxury hotels and great food.

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    • Gyeongju
    • Seoraksan National Park (Gangwon)
    • Dadohae Haesang Maritime National Park
    • Manjang cavern (Jeju)
    • Hahoe Folk Village (Gyeongsangbuk)
    • Insadong Shopping Street (Seoul) Peak Tram
    • Haein-sa Temple (Gyeongsangnam)
    • King Munmu's Underwater Tomb (Gyeongju)
    • Changdeokgung Palace (Seoul)
    • Demilitarised Zone (DMZ)
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    Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in Southwestern Europe, largely situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory expands overseas and includes the Canary Islands near Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The country's mainland is bordered mostly by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east, except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. It borders France and Andorra to the north and northeast, and Portugal to the west. Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, and the second largest country in the European Union. Its population is the fifth largest in the European Union, at about 47 million. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid, with other significant urban areas including Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga and Bilbao. Being so close to Portugal, Africa, France, Germany, and the UK, Spain is a prime location to travel from. Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, and Aranese are all spoken here, as well as a strong familiarity with English from tourists.

    Spain is known for its beaches and sunny days, but has so much to offer. Spain is home to Europe's only desert and the northern Pyrenees mountains. Those who crave adventure can zip line between Spain and Portugal, surf for days off the coastline or ski and snowboard in the mountains. You will find delicious and cheap food all around the country, such as their tapas, seafood, and cured ham.
    Enjoy Spain's many festivals, explore historic buildings and cities, learn about its Moorish past, try flamenco dancing and take in the incredible art and architecture. Spain has the third most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, currently at 45 different sites across the country. This includes ancient cave paintings, Roman aqueducts, fortresses, the world's largest Gothic cathedral, historic city centres, Antoni Gaudi architectural works and national parks. Spain is home to two of the world's best teams (Real Madrid and FC Barcelona).

    Did you know?

    Barcelona is ranked as one of the best beach cities in the world. The beach is close to the city centre and over 500,000 visitors from around the world visit every summer.

    Valencia, the city which was once founded by the Romans, is famous for the annual Las Fallas spring festival in March which features giant puppets, fireworks and the Spanish national dish called Paella.

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Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December

Spring Semester (SP2)
March to July


Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 6°c to 19°c
Spring/Summer: 13°c to 31°c 

Currency
₩ -  South Korean Won

Local language/s
Korean


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    Airport pick up is available from Incheon international airport or Gimpo international airport at a cost of USD$50. This service is organised by the SMU Buddy program. Airport pick up fee is payable on arrival.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    Sookmyung provides seven types of dormitories for International Students (exchange and degree-seeking students only). All International House are located inside Sookmyung Women’s University campus. Application for on-campus accommodation is completed at the same time as admission for exchange.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Sookmyung Women's University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1200
    Accommodation $1550 per semester
    Meals/Groceries $2200 per semester
    Transportation $350 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1700 per semester

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found  here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on Republic of Korea (South Korea) is available here.

Republic of Korea (South Korea) embassy website can be found here.

Sookmyung Women’s University student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

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Sookmyung Summer school

Sookmyung summer program offers intensive and insightful courses about Korean Culture and Language. In addition to intensive courses, visits to historical sites will provide you with many enriching and lifelong memories. Come visit Korea and experience the dynamic, enthusiastic and unique culture of Asia!

Sookmyung International Summer School (SISS)
Location:
Seoul, South Korea
UniSA application deadline:
 TBA
Program dates:
28th July to 18th August 2020
Credit: 
5 - 6 Sookmyung credits 
 Duration:  3 weeks
Eligibility:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements.
Credit notes:

5 Sookmyung Credits is equal to 4.5 UniSA units
Each course is worth 2-3 Sookmyung Credits. Students must take a morning and afternoon course to equate to 5-6 ECTS.

Other Information:

This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details.

Available to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Program brochure:
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