Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session

Sogang University: Korean Language Education Center

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Approved Terms Approved Language Levels (year)
Summer, Fall, Spring, Academic Year* 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

* Sogang University is on a quarterly academic calendar that does not line up well with Yale's academic calendar. As a result, Light Fellows studying at Sogang usually choose to do so for either the Summer or Academic Year.

This program is especially well-suited for those who want to hone their practical conversation skills in Korean. Unique among Korean language programs, Sogang employs a communicative approach to teaching, where students constantly practice articulating themselves and focus on methodically-designed tasks in small groups. 

This is an excellent choice for students who want to focus on improving spoken fluency.  Most students find and rent their own off-campus housing.

Sogang offers Light Fellows an additional service through a supplementary one-on-one tutorial with one of its professional instructors for 12 hours each term. The scheduling and focus of this tutorial (often as a weekly meeting) is determined according to Light Fellows’ individual needs and interests.

Program Application Notes:

  • Afternoon, evening, professional, and short course are not approved for Light funding.
  • Be sure to apply to the KGP 200 Morning Session or Special Advanced (Level 7) Course. Application for the summer session opens around March 13. For information about the program, use the link to the Program website below. Use this link to register.
  • Applications typically will not open until after Light Fellowship results are announced. It is your responsibility to check the application deadlines, but we recommend applying after you know your Light Fellowship results and only applying to the program you intend on attending. To our knowledge, Light Fellows have not had difficulty getting into their top choice programs in Korea.
  • If you experience any issues or have questions with the application process, you can email the program.

Light Fellowship Application Notes:

  • Sogang is on a quarterly academic calendar, so Fellows applying for Academic Year funding should apply for the fall, winter, and spring quarters at Sogang.