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Sogang International Summer Program

Dates: 1–26 July 2024
Application Deadline: 24 May 2024

In the center of Seoul and founded by the American Jesuits in 1960, Sogang has been regarded as one of the most selective and prestigious universities in South Korea. It gained its fame and reputation in the 1960’s and 1970’s as many of Sogang’s faculty members helped spur South Korea’s economic development by serving in top cabinet positions in the government, making the university an attractive choice for students. In particular, among the mid-sized universities (those without medical college, arts and sports college), Sogang has been understood as the top school in Korea.

Program activities include study buddy activities, field trips, hiking excursions and club activities (see Sogang flyer).

This program requires two applications: one through ISP and one through SISP. See Application Process below for details.

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Students will enroll in the following BYU course while on this program:

KOREA 490R—Individual Study in Korean

Sogang University offers the following classes which can be substituted for additional BYU Korean language and Korean section credits.

Korean Studies
  • K-pop and Cultural Studies
  • K-movie and Hallyu
  • History of Korea
Korean Language
  • Elementary Korean
  • Intermediate Korean
  • Advanced Korean
Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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$BYU Tuition

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), international health insurance.

Does not include airfare, meals, on-campus housing (dormitory fee: 700,000 KRW, approx. $533 USD), field trips and cultural events (500,000 KRW, approx. $375 USD), Sogang tuition (1,700,000–2,600,000 KRW, approx. $1,700–2,600 USD), or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Discounts from Sogang University
  • Early Bird: 10% on tuition (until 26 January 2024)—students who complete the whole application process before 26 Jan 2024
  • Partnership: 20% on tuition—those from partner universities of Sogang
  • Exchange/visiting: 40% on tuition—those who were, or will be exchange/visiting students at Sogang University
Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This course will be held Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:40 pm during the second-block of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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We recommend the Sogang on-campus international dormitory, which can accommodate around 900 students in its cozy double rooms. Request housing on your Sogang application.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online ISP application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the BYU application is complete.

Complete the online SISP application here. Choose the Registration tab and click on Apply Here. After creating an account, fill in the online application form for SISP 2024 and submit required documents as stated on the website. Confirmation e-mail will be sent along with an invoice within a week after application. Make the payment according to the invoice. After payment, students will receive a welcome e-mail attached with a receipt and an admission letter. Follow further instructions mentioned in the welcome letter to submit additional documents.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Students must complete both ISP's and SISP's applications.

Application Deadline: 24 May 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Julie Damron, Korean Section Head

3085 JFSB
(801) 422-7286
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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.