Far East University
Eumseong, South Korea
Semester placements remaining for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 (both terms): 2
Submit your application to save your spot--this program is first-come, first serve! Academic year students will need 2 semester spots. Last updated: March 21, 2019
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Eumseoung has a total population just under 100,000. The city name means "shaded castle." Students will experience all four seasons and a beautiful landscape of valleys and farmland. Because of the small size, students will be localized quickly through local festivals and be able to utilize Korean quickly!
Far East University was founded in March 1998 under the educational ideology of 'Hongikingan (devotion to the welfare of mankind)' and has been developing into one of the most prestigious private schools linking the capital region with the central region. Located an hour from Seoul, it consists of approximately 30 schools and departments in business administration, social studies, foreign language, education, engineering, art, and sports.
The following courses are a special offering for international students:
- Korean Writing
- Korean Language and Culture
- Understanding of Korean
- TOPIK I (Prep for TOPIK Language Exam)
- Understanding of North Korea
- UN and International Peace and Security
- Conflicts and Violence in a Turbulent World
- Learning about Germany
Students may also be able to earn credit for service learning/volunteer experiences arranged through FEU. Students who would like more information on this opportunity should inquire with their Education Abroad Advisor about how to get NAU academic credit for fieldwork abroad.
FEU offers tutorship opportunities for students from English-speaking countries. The role of a tutor is to actively lead and engage in discussions with students from non-English speaking countries. For those who wish to take this opportunity, 4 to 6 hours of sessions per week will be allocated. Through this unique and valuable experience, students can develop leadership skills and friendships, and also receive a stipend of Korean Won 150,000 (about $125) per week which can be used to cover their day-to-day living costs during their stay in Korea.
Students will find the courses taught in English in South Korea to be very similar in terms of course-load and level to the U.S. Credit hour equivalency is 1:1. However, it is not uncommon for classes to be worth only 2 credits. Coursework can be either combined or split out to create 3 credit equivalencies. For example, World History I for 2 credits can be combined with World History II for 2 credits. This would create a 4 credit class that could be used for both a 3 credit World History class at NAU plus one extra credit channeled into another course combination or into study abroad elective credit.
Korean Grading System
Getting Credit for Studies Abroad
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section.
Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.
Students interested in studying in Asia should consider the Asian Studies minor program at NAU as a complement to their study abroad program.
View the detailed Academic Calendar.
Semester I (Spring Semester): Late February to June
Semester II (Fall Semester): Late August to December
FEU international students can enjoy the facilities in the international house and mix freely with both Korean and international students. FEU operates several school shuttle buses linking our university to various areas in Seoul, the capital city.
Rooms are shared (double occupancy) and include air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, bedding, telephone and ethernet. Students may bring their own computer to use or may make use of the 24 hour computer lab with internet access on the ground floor of the building.
Read more about visa requirements from the Embassy of Korea (see the button at the top to switch to English).
If your academic program in South Korea is 90 days or more, you are REQUIRED to obtain a student visa from the South Korean government. Exchange students should apply for the D-2 study abroad visa prior to their arrival in South Korea.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months AFTER your expected departure date from South Korea. Your passport will physically remain at the Consulate until your D-2 visa is approved, so keep this in mind if you plan to travel before the program.
To obtain a Korean visa, you must always refer to the Korean Consulate with jurisdiction over your state of permanent residence. Visa fees, application process, and requirements may change frequently. You should consult your Consulate General's website immediately to obtain a student visa application, a list of requirements, and to verify the application process and timetable. Most consulates require in-person appearance. Some Consulates require appointments to be made and have limited spots.
Students will be automatically enrolled in NAU’s international health insurance plan with GeoBlue. More information on GeoBlue is available in once you begin your application.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page.
This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
- Valid U.S. passport
- GPA 2.5
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page.
Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.
TALK TO AN ADVISOR
If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.