There are many students who want to study abroad or become an exchange student. If you too are interested, here are some tips for you.
1. Exchange Student Programs
For a one year duration, four students will be chosen to study at Beihua University, China, and four students will be chosen to study at Southern Taiwan University of Science & Technology in Taiwan. Ten students will be selected to study at Xuanhua Science & Technology Vocational College for one semester in China. Applicants should have completed two semesters or more, but not over five. An excellent benefit of the exchange student program is there is a tuition waiver from partner universities. Also, about 12 to 19 credits per semester will transfer to Seowon University. It doesn't matter if you can speak Chinese well to be selected for this program.
2. The Credit Exchange (3+1) Student Program
This program offers students a chance to study at partner universities abroad for two semesters and transfer credit to Seowon University. About ten students will be chosen to study at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, and ten students will be sent to Aberystwyth University in England. Applicants should have completed two semesters or more, but not over five to be qualified.
3. The Credit Exchange (7+1) Student Program
This program offers students a chance to study at a partner university abroad for one semester and transfer credit. About ten students will be chosen to study at Brock University, Canada. Applicants should have completed two semesters or more, but not over six to be qualified.
-Common Standards for Application & Documents for Submission
1. Applicants must have no criminal record
2. Applicants cannot have been sent to these universities as a Credit Exchange Student before.
Documents needed for submission are as follows: a cover letter, application form, recommendation form from the dean, certificate of enrollment, transcript, and passport copy.
To be considered for selection students will be scored accordingly: required documents will account for 40% of the score and an interview will account for 60%. The interview has two parts, 30% is for compatibility of degree and 30% is for the study plan.
Yoo Hae Joon, the general manager of the department of the International Affairs said, “Many students don't know the existence of these programs. If students have questions, they can call me anytime, but they don't. It is because they the lack the courage to call the center. Also, the main concern to students is cost. But, if you are an enrolled students and not on a leave of absence, you will get a state scholarship. So just apply.”
Kwak Min-ho, a staff member of the department of the International Affairs, addressed a concern students have about language skills. He said, “The purpose of overseas training is to learn, so students don't need to worry about that. Also, many students ask about competition rates for being accepted to the program, but that’s not important. Students are not graded on a curve. They are subjected to absolute evaluation”.
The department of the International Affairs has increased the number of programs and size of students. Also, it has established new relations with Russia. Twice a year, the department of the International Affairs holds seminars before receiving applicants. You can get the information about detailed costs and more at the seminars. Additionally, if you attend the seminar, you can receive extra points, so why don't you attend the seminar?