Host University for Seoul, Korea
Founded in 1946, Kookmin University was the first national private university in Korea after being liberated from Japan. It is currently the seventh-largest university in Seoul and is home to nearly 24,000 students. The campus is located adjacent to Bukhansan National Park, a nature preserve located right in the heart of one of the world’s biggest cities. The clean, green campus is complimented by the most up-to-date educational facilities; the campus is home to several libraries and computer labs, a wellness center, an art museum, and the historic Myoungwon Folk House.
Kookmin University is one of the leading private universities in Korea, with a total of 15 various colleges and 15 postgraduate schools. With an educational mission to foster leaders not only for Korea but for the world, Kookmin provides students with a global perspective and with opportunities to experience the world academically, culturally, and professionally.
Founded in 1885, Yonsei University is known as the top private university in Korea and was ranked in the top 250 world universities by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012. Yonsei University currently has approximately 38,000 students enrolled in 21 graduate schools and 23 colleges. Local students are encouraged to take one year of their undergraduate courses in English. This practice echoes the university’s long-standing commitment to international education and reflects its reputation as the most internationalized university in Korea.
The spacious, quiet and wooded campus is located in the middle of Seoul, near centers of government, business and Korean culture. Excellent bus, rail and taxi services provide easy transportation to and from campus. Students have access to computer facilities, the International House dormitory, a specialized library and the Global Lounge, a multi-functional space designed to be a center of cultural exchange. It offers wireless Internet services, workshop/study/seminar spaces, current broadcast news from 15 countries and a multimedia area to host various international cultural events.
The Student Union building has been expanded into a five-story building housing a large dining hall, snack shops, a barbershop, bank, post office and campus mail center, bookstore, stationary store, campus souvenir shop, photocopy shop, travel agency, optician and even a small shoe-shine and repair shop! The offices of Student Affairs, University Health Services, the Student Counseling Center and the Student Association are located in the building for your convenience.