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Activities for Gwangju, Korea

Co-curricular activities give you a chance to dive in and get to know the local community and culture, as well as your fellow students in a meaningful way. Group activities during the summer sessions include activities such as calligraphy, Taekwaondo lessons, pottery workshops, lessons in making kimchi, hangwa, or hanbok miniatures, and welcoming and farewell parties.


All students are required to attend the mandatory orientation session provided by Chonnam National University. The day’s activities include a welcoming ceremony, activities to get to know your fellow students in smaller groups, as well as more practical introduction to the campus and city.

CNU Buddy Program

Designed to ensure every student feels comfortable in their new surroundings, the buddy program pairs international students with local CNU students, enabling you to make lifelong friendships, learn about student life in Korea, and venture out and around Gwangju.

Field Trips

Sample locations for these excursions include: Gwangju May 18 Memorial Park, Homestay home visit, Korean Folk Village and Temple Stay, Gyeongju, Busan, and the Boryeong Mud Festival.

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

Passport & Visa

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