Sogang University is a private, Jesuit university located in Seoul, South Korea. It is regarded as one of the finest universities in South Korea.


John Carroll University students are able to study at Sogang, to take coursework in Korean language and culture, as well as courses for their majors and core curriculum taught in English. Sogang University’s business school is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.) Sogang University also offers special programs such as Service Learning, Seoul City Internship, and STEM Lab Internship for exchange students.


Students can live on campus in international housing, and apply for housing through the Office of International Affairs.

Financial Information

Directly billed by John Carroll University:

  • Tuition (2015-2016): $17,965
  • Administrative Fee: $1,000

Total direct billed: $18,965

Estimated indirect costs (not billed by John Carroll University):

  • Room and Board: $1600 w/ 2 meals
  • Housing Deposit (refundable): $100
  • Transportation: $1350
  • Books: $200
  • Health Insurance: $160
  • Personal Expenses: $1250
  • Total Indirect Costs: $4660

Total Estimated Program Costs: $23,625

Financial Aid

Students are able to apply all John Carroll University financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) with the exception of work-study, to the cost of tuition, room and board on this program. For specific questions about how your financial aid package can be applied, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at JCU.


There are significant external scholarships available to make it easier to study abroad in South Korea.

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

Other useful links

Korean Studies Summer Program at Sogang University