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Seoul Courses – 2022-23 Kookmin Yearlong

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC’s partnership with Kookmin University provides you with a wide array of courses taught in English. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester. A typical course load at Kookmin is 12-15 credits per semester. Areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the University offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Kookmin University.

Areas of Study at Kookmin University (subject to change):

Art and Design

Portfolio submission required.

  • Automotive & Transportation Design
  • Ceramics
  • Entertainment Design (limited space)
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Industrial Design
  • Metalwork & Jewelry
  • Spatial Design
  • Visual Communication

Business Administration

  • Business Administration
  • Finance & Accounting
  • KMU International Business School
  • Management Information Systems

Economics & Commerce

  • Economics
  • Commerce & Finance

Humanities & Area Studies

  • Chinese Studies
  • English Language & Literature
  • Eurasian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Language & Literature (Recommended for students who wish to take General Education classes at Kookmin)

Korean Language

  • Basic Korean
  • Korean 1
  • Korean 2
  • Korean 3
  • Korean Conversation
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Current Issues in Korean
  • Pragmatics in Korean
  • Understanding Korean Discourse
  • Understanding Korean Grammar through Film

Social Sciences

  • Education
  • Communications (Choose from Media & Communication or Advertising & Public Relations major)
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Public Administration & Public Policy
  • Sociology

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available upon request. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.

Quick Details

2021-22 Application Cycle

Kookmin University

Spring: Open (Nov. 1 deadline)

Yonsei University

January Session: Open for late applications

2022-23 App. Cycle

Kookmin University

Summer: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open

Yonsei University

Summer: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
January Session: Opening Jan 2022
Spring: Open


Kookmin University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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

Yonsei University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Applicants must be degree-seeking at a 4-year institution and have sophomore standing at time of application. In addition to above, transfer students must have one semester completed at their current institution.

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Kookmin: 40 students

Yonsei: 50 students


English | Korean

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