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Host University for Gwangju, Korea

CNU Campus Map.

Founded in 1952, Chonnam National University is a public university committed to fostering global leaders and professionals. One of Korea’s most innovative universities, CNU’s growing reputation in research, teaching, and impact for local communities includes its comprehensive services to 35,000 students (including 1,200 international students from 40 countries). The modern CNU emerged after the Korean War from the consolidation of several colleges and schools with more than 100 years of history. The summer program is organized by the CNU International Summer Session, gathering experienced scholars and faculty from CNU and other prestigious universities from around the world.

The university plays an important role in Gwangju’s international reputation in support of democracy, human rights, and peace movements as it was at the front gate of the university in May 1980 that peaceful student and citizen pro-democracy demonstrations were violently suppressed by the military dictatorship. Their sacrifice is memorialized in the 518 Memorial Park and Museum.

CNU Campus Aerial Shot.

The campus itself is located on 300 tree-lined acres and is home to 19 colleges, 11 graduate programs, and numerous research/medical institutes and centers. Facilities include libraries, a broadcast center, several residence halls, computing center, and university museum.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open for late applications; Current passport holders only

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application.

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 20 students

Fall: 30 students


English | Korean

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