South Korea

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS)

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is located in the capital of South Korea, Seoul. Seoul, with a population of approximately 10 million people, is the world’s second largest metropolitan city. The University was founded in 1954 and it aims to develop students’ global awareness and creativity. Constantly expanding, the university campus is very modern and state of the art. Last year in March, Barack Obama, President of the USA, gave a special lecture at Minerva Auditorium, Seoul Campus. Beginning his speech by saying "Gamsa Hamnida" in Korean, he stressed that HUFS has one of the world's finest foreign language programs in the world. He also emphasized the increasingly important role that Korea is playing not just in Asia but on the global stage and reaffirmed the strength of the Korea-U.S. alliance while outlining his key messages concerning world peace and nuclear issues.

HUFS study abroad program allows U.S. students to directly enroll in classes with the school's 23,000 undergraduate students. HUFS offers coursework in many subject areas including, but not limited to, Social Sciences, Law, Business and Economics, Education, International Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Natural Studies, and Engineering.

Housing: Residence Halls

Dates: Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Eligible Participants: Students must have completed at least one full year at their home campus and be in good academic standing.

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Application Deadlines:                                                    

  • Academic Year and Fall: April 15
  • Spring: November 1

Eastimated Cost:  Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Budget

USC website:

Application: Apply Now


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