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Hallym University offers summer, semester and academic year programs for study and/or research. Although the programs are intended for undergraduates, graduate students may participate.
Korean language study is optional. Direct enrollment into regular university courses with sufficient language skills is possible. Housing is on-campus dormitories or, in some cases, off-campus housing is arranged. Not all of the subject areas offer coursework in English. Please check with the program coordinator at UAlbany for details.
Hallym International School (HIS), a division of the Institute of Global Education (IGE), was established to promote an international community at Hallym University. The Korean Language Education Center (KLEC) was established in August 2004, under the support of the Institute of Global Education to teach Korean language and culture to international students from around the world. KLEC has various Korean language programs designed to improve communicative competence and performance. All teachers at KLEC have completed a training program in teaching Korean as second language, and are well- versed in Korean grammar, language acquisition theory, and Korean language teaching methodology. Furthermore, they are experienced in teaching Korean as a second language to students from a variety of language backgrounds. With enthusiastic and experienced teachers, foreign students learn and practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a well-equipped environment.
The city of Chuncheon, 1.5 hours from Seoul, where Hallym University is located, is renowned as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea.
Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon Province, is recognized as a lake town for its overwhelming beauty, its clean waters and its beautiful mountains. Besides the natural beauty, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of culinary arts, international festivals and cultural events year-round; Makguksu (a traditional Korean dish of buckwheat noodles topped with spicy seasoning), the International Mime Festival, the Chuncheon Puppet Festival, and the Chuncheon International Marathon, to name a few.
Founded in 1982, Hallym University (HU) is well recognized both at home and internationally. Currently, HU has seven colleges, which include 37 majors, a graduate school and four professional graduate programs.
Since its founding, Hallym University has made substantial progress on a number of fronts and was evaluated as a "Top 10" university in Korea by the Joong-Ang Daily newspaper in 2003. HU has proved its excellence by having the highest rating in Korea in terms of student-professor ratio, the number of available scholarships, its book purchasing budget, the per-student expenditures for education and laboratory experiments, the number of papers published in foreign journals per professor, its finance and management, and the accommodation capacity of its dormitories.
Visit the Hallym University website at http://english.hallym.ac.kr/
Students are expected to be in good academic standing. Please talk with the study abroad advisor for details.
This program offers students practical and experiential exploration of Korean language, history, culture and customs. Topics are available in Korean Food, Korean Arts and Music, Intercultural Communication, Korean History and Korean Pop Culture. The program is mainly taught in English.
General Education Information for UAlbany students: Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
There is no credit conversion for this program. 1 Hallym University credit = 1 SUNY credit.
Hallym University awards A+ grades, but UAlbany does not. A+ = A
The HIS Program is unique and unprecedented in that it is aimed at presenting practical and fun-oriented cultural sharing activities, rather than only in-class lecturing. Each visiting student will have a Korean student as a counterpart throughout the entire program, promoting cultural exchange through interpersonal interaction, and the opportunity to share the language, history, culture, and customs of each country.
The Hallym International Dormitory (HID) was established in the Fall semester of 2004 and is a place where you will live with Hallym University students who are serious about improving their language skills and who want to use their second language in their daily lives. This unique situation, where visiting exchange students live alongside Korean students, will help you adjust to life in Korea while promoting intercultural awareness. Currently, there are students practicing four different languages in HID: English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. HID is equipped with a variety of resources to help improve students' language skills, including satellite television in each of the four languages, a variety of publications, language-specific computer resources, and a singing room with a variety of songs in Chinese, Japanese, and English.
Hallym's dormitory facilities are equipped with reading rooms, a PC room, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a music room, laundry facilities (07:00~11:00, each floor), and a movie room. Each room is furnished with a LAN connection, bed, desk, closet and phone for the students' convenience.
Housing is guaranteed for all exchange students who would like to live in the dormitory.
There is no meal plan for this program. However, students can purchase food in the cafeteria or at local restaurants. There are microwave ovens and water purifiers available in the dormitory.
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Hallym University Exchange Program