STUDY IN KOREA

Living in Korea

Living in Korea offers an exciting live in a very advanced and modern country. South Korea is renowned as one of the world’s leading producers of technical goods such as mobile phones, televisions and computers. It is also a place of both natural beauty and modernity and the major cities in South Korea are progressive whilst also embracing their past; it is possible to observe modern glass skyscrapers side by side with some of the fortresses, temples and palaces that have now become UNESCO world heritage sites. The quality of education in Korea is good as well.

Student-Teacher Interaction

One of the unique aspects about Korean university culture is how easy it is to form a close bond with your professors. Even though many of them have travelled the world and have graduated from some of the best internationally-ranked schools (such as Oxford, MIT or Harvard), most Korean professors are surprisingly down to earth.

 

In the classroom, student-teacher interaction will be less casual. It’s important to always address the professor as ‘Professor’, Gyosunim /교수님 or ‘Teacher’, Son-saeng-nim /선생님. Like anywhere else, some professors encourage discussion and invite frank remarks from students during class. Others follow a lecture-style teaching approach and expect students to sit quietly and absorb the presented information.

Language Exchanges

While many Korean students may appear to be shy at first, once you establish a connection you’ll find that they are very welcoming, and will be eager to help you adjust to your new life in Korea. If you are a native English speaker, you will have no problems communicating basic things with most Korean students. Many Korean students are eager to participate in “language exchanges”, where for 30 minutes you’ll help them with their English, and in return, for 30 minutes they’ll help you with your Korean. This is a great way to learn and make friends.

Social Life

Most universities in Korea have a “buddy system” for foreign students, which will allow you to make a Korean friend right off the bat. Don’t feel like you’re being a burden by asking them to help you with questions you have about Korea. Many have even studied abroad, so they will be able to relate to what you are going through.

Student Clubs

It’s one of the biggest university clichés out there, but joining a club is a fantastic way to meet new friends and get involved with campus life. Clubs usually recruit during the first few weeks of school, but they’ll accept new members at any time. Student clubs are pretty relaxed, with meetings often followed by dinner at a Korean BBQ restaurant to bond over grilled meat and soju /소주, Korean liquor. Most universities offer clubs in every field from volunteering, to arts, to outdoor recreation, and many more. If you’re interested in learning about Korean culture, a great way to expand your knowledge is to actually find out first hand. Most schools have Taekwondo, traditional music, and travel clubs. As well, if you are religious, many schools have Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist student groups so you can stay connected to your faith (or learn about a new one) while abroad.

Programme Pathways

The Diploma in Marketing And Advertising is a 2.5 years programme that offers a spectrum pathways to Dankook University (DKU), in Korea. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be considered for entry into Year 3 of the following DKU programmes:

  • Advertising and PR in Bachelor of Social Science

The Diploma in Mass Communication is a 2.5 years programme that offers a spectrum pathways to Dankook University (DKU), in Korea. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be considered for entry into Year 3 of the following DKU programmes:

  • Journalism in Bachelor of Social Science
  • Media Contents in Bachelor of Social Science
  • Advertising and PR in Bachelor of Social Science

The Diploma in Graphic Design is a 2.5 years programme that offers a spectrum pathways to Dankook University (DKU), in Korea. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be considered for entry into Year 3 of the following DKU programmes:

  • Communication Design in Bachelor of Arts and Design

The Diploma in Broadcasting and Film is a 2.5 years programme that offers a spectrum pathways to Dankook University (DKU), in Korea. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be considered for entry into Year 3 of the following DKU programmes:

  • Media Contents in Bachelor of Social Science