Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad

Sogang University: Korean Language Education Center

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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. 

Category Program Description 
# of students in program ~800 -900 interntaional students per term 
Avg. class size No more than 16 students per class 
Dorm available? No (Special Program only - not funded by LF) 
Language buddy available? Externally - Sogang has an online forum where students may find an interested language partner. This is not facilitated by the program. 
Approved levels Levels 2 - 6*
Approved Terms Winter, Spring, Fall, Summer**

*Students will need to take placement test to determine levels. Abroad program levels do not necessarily correspond to Yale language level.

**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.

Sogang offers Light Fellows additional coursework on a sign-up basis. Some courses are free and some operate for a small fee. Students are free to sign up at their discretion. 

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. 
  • 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.
  • If you look at the chart on this website in English, there will be a column that says "Application/Payment Deadline" - this refers to the application period for 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.

Looking to speak to a former fellow? Connect with a former Sogang Light Fellow. 

Read program reports from peers here.