Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Quick Facts:
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
SEU GPA Requirement: 2.75 VA Benefits Eligible: No
GEO Advisor: Meghan Ryan Likelihood of Placement: Highly Likely
SEU Aid Applies: Yes SEU or Transfer Credit: Transfer Credit
Program Brochure:


Catholic University of Korea in Seoul


Catholic University of Korea (CUK) is comprised of three campuses, each with a different academic focus, including theology, humanities, and arts, social sciences, international studies, natural sciences, engineering, and medicine. Songsim Campus is located in Bucheon, South Korea, 30 minutes from the center of Seoul. Their emphasis on globalization is seen throughout various university programs and buildings. They offer an impressive intensive Korean language program for foreign students to better adapt to their new environment! 

Explore CUK's Study Abroad Brochure: Brochure_The Catholic University of Korea.pdf



Seoul, South Korea

Situated in the Northwestern region of the country, South Korea's capital city of Seoul seamlessly blends modern life with tradition. The city is home to numerous skyscrapers, a state-of-the-art subway system, as well as Buddhist temples scattered throughout. Whether you're wanting to tour the infamous DMZ (Demilitarized zone) or stroll through a museum, there is no shortage of things to experience during your time in Seoul!

picture! (look up Terra Dotta instructions on box) picture! (look up Terra Dotta instructions on box) picture! (look up Terra Dotta instructions on box)
City of Seoul, South Korea Catholic University of Korea Buddhist Temple in Seoul




  • Business
  • Global Studies
  • Political Science 
Extra-Curricular Clubs offered: 
B.I.L.K. (Because I Love Korean): Paired with Korean student mentors to help learn basic phrases and how to get around in Korea. Take various culture and experience trips throughout the semester. Apply through the dormitory office. Spaces are limited.

Global Lounge/ OBF: English only cafe and study lounge. Make friends with Korean and other international students who want to practice and learn English.

Courses at Host University:

Areas of Study

  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Philosophy 
  • Korean History 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Social Welfare
  • Psychology 
  • Business Administration 
  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Public Administration 
  • School of English Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Culture 
  • French Language and Culture
  • Dept of International Studies 
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Life Science 
  • Consumer and Housing
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Child and Family Studies 
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Computer Science and Engineering 
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Biotechnology 
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Media Technology & Media Contents 
Language Program
10 hrs/week for 10 weeks of Korean language instruction offered to all exchange students.  
This program is charged separately from SEU tuition and fees. 

Course Offerings in English 
Course List_Fall2017 (1).pdf

Spring 2018 English Course List.pdf

Credit System:

  • Credits follow the same systems as the US 
  • 3 CUK credits = 3 US credits
  • Students typically take 4-6 classes a semester 

Pre-Approved Courses:

Check out the pre-approved course listing here.



Housing Options

CUK Dormitory
Housing Information here. 
Living in the CUK Dormitory is a mandatory requirement as an exchange student at CUK

Cardinal Kim Soo Hwan International Center
located on-campus

Option of 2, 3, or 4 person room
CUK Housing

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding

Budget Sheet:

In the above charts, select the budget sheet applying to the semester you are planning to study abroad. This is a budget sheet you can use in planning for your term abroad on your own and/or with your Financial Aid Advisor. Hint: You can download the budget sheet as an Excel file to manipulate the data for your own budget as well.

The budget sheet includes the basics and starting information you will need to understand what costs will generally apply to study abroad. For a more thorough budget template, refer to this template.

Note: All costs external to SEU are estimates and may vary depending on your program selection, personal selection of housing, airfare, and more. It is your responsibility to secure funding for your semester abroad and to communicate with Financial Aid using this budget sheet or whichever budget template you prefer to help plan how aid may or may not apply to study abroad.

Financial Aid:

Under Quick Facts above, there should be a note whether or not SEU Institutional Aid can apply to the program you are viewing.

All SEU Institutional Aid, Federal, and External Scholarships will apply to these programs during the semester. Tuition, Tech Fee, and International Insurance will be billed by St. Edward’s and aid will apply as it usually does in other semesters on campus. Housing and other expenses will be billed externally. Aid might support these costs, but consult your financial aid advisor to discuss specific application to you and your program.


There are many scholarships available for study abroad programs.
  • GEOPAAS: Scholarship offered to SEU students with financial need. You will receive an email from GEO after program placement to encourage you to apply to this scholarship.

  • Lawson: Scholarship offered to SEU students studying abroad in Japan, including APU Dual Degree. You will receive an email from GEO after program placement to encourage you to apply to this scholarship.

  • Gilman: US State Department Scholarship offered to Pell Grant recipients. Fellowships Office on campus will co-advise on this application.

  • Boren: US State Department Scholarship offered to those interested in National Security work post-grad. Fellowships Office on campus will co-advise on this application.

  • Freeman Asia: External scholarship for students studying abroad in Asia. Fellowships Office on campus will co-advise on this application.
More Scholarships available on our website here.

Money in Country:

South Korean won

Information on Cost of Living in Seoul here. 

Application and Important Dates

Application and Important Dates


All programs have a minimum GPA of a 2.75. If you do not meet the minimum GPA, there is a petition process included in the application

Important Dates:

  Summer & Fall Spring
Pre-Decision Deadline March 1 October 1
Decision/Placement Date March 10 October 10
Post-Decision Deadline May 1 December 1
Pre-Departure Orientation Last Sunday of April Last Sunday of November
or First Sunday of December

How to get in:

Application to semester programs is an application and placement process.

Students will select their top three choice programs from the offered programs on the study abroad portal.

Students should then apply to their top choice program through the portal, noting within that application their second and third choice programs.

Within the top choice application, students should detail their reasoning for each program choice, explaining one’s academic, professional, personal, and extra-curricular goals as they relate to the program choice.

On the Decision Date (listed above) students will be offered placement into the available program if approved for study abroad. Students will then accept their placement and move into the Post-Decision phase of study abroad. Post-Decision includes program acceptance and preparation, both academically and personally, for the program abroad.


GEO Advisor for this program:

Meghan Ryan
Advising Hours: M, T, TH, F 9-11am; 1-3 W 1-4pm
Walk-In Hours: Wednesdays are strictly walk-ins, other hours listed above are appts. first, walk-ins welcome.
Make an advising appointment here.


Passport and Visa

Important Documents



All students who will study abroad are required to hold a passport valid for 6 months past the scheduled end of their study abroad program.

You will not be approved for a study abroad program without a valid passport. If you do not yet have a valid passport, you must apply for one immediately.

For information on applying or renewing passports go to the U.S. Department of State website.

If you are an international student, your home country passport must be valid for 6 months past the end of study abroad as well. Contact your international student advisor for specific information on maintaining your US student status while studying abroad.
The visa is the entry or residency permit that allows you to study or travel within the country of your destination. You are responsible for obtaining your visa and completing the application process for the visa.

Going to the US's State Department Website searching for your country, and looking at the "Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements" section, you can find a link to the country's consulate where visa information will be found.

Information for South Korea is located here for US Passport holders.

If you are an international student, you will need to research the process for the country of your citizenship to obtain a visa for the country of your intended study abroad.

The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad. This includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.