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SUNY College at Oneonta is a proud partner of Chungnam National University (CNU), a major research university of 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
A respected research university, known for its medical and healthcare programs, as well as economic and business management, law, fine arts and music, natural sciences, computer sciences, and liberal arts programs.
Location and Demographics
The campus is strategically located in Korea – just 1.5 hours by train to Seoul. Although the city does not have an airport, it is fully connected to its country by way of its labyrinth of convenient subway, bus, and KTX train transit systems which is reliable and convenient. Daejeon is one of the largest cities in South Korea, just southwest of Seoul and is a powerhouse for the healthcare, engineering, and manufacturing industries. The city is known for a very low crime rate, its friendly people, intriguing museums, historical sites, and Buddhist temples and is home to the National Science Museum.
Photo Gallery of Korea
CNU is well-respected for its diverse student body, high quality academic programs, and world class international faculty. The International Office has a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Selected as one of the “50 best universities in Asia,” Chungnam National University is passionate about "turning dreams into reality" for its students. Encouraging active engagement on its sprawling campus and in the local community, Daejeon, Korea is an excellent choice for study abroad. Experience, "It's Daejeon" - meaning, "Interesting, Tradition & Culture, Science & Technology."
Visit the Chungnam National University website
SUNY students stay on-campus in CNU’s dormitory, double occupancy. Rooms are Korean style, have ample space, and dormitories are clean, quiet, and safe.
Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to SUNY College at Oneonta Office of International Education (OIE) only.A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by February 15 for Fall, Summer or Academic Year Study; September 13th for Spring study abroad.
Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form.
The Global Scholarship Program (GSP)
The GSP is an outstanding opportunity with excellent scholarship that includes a dormitory fee waiver for well qualified students on the exchange program. At the discretion of CNU, renewal of the scholarship may be possible. The GSP Application is only for the selected, nominated SUNY study abroad participants from SUNY Oneonta for the Chungnam National University exchange program.
About the GSP
Duration and Cost
Cost for the semester abroad is extremely affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents. Applications for the semester exchange program should be filed with the Office of International Education, Study Abroad Coordinator.
CNU offers an outstanding International Summer Program (ISP). The summer program is a wonderful opportunity for adventurous travelers desiring to obtain a short but intense view of Korean culture, tradition, urban infastructure, and the beauty and dynamic atmosphere Korea has to offer.
The 3-week program is designed to experience the culture of Korea through daily life and carefully arranged activities and field trips. Students take Korean language classes, attend special lectures, and take a hands-on approach to learning the Korean culture. Though the program is didactic in nature, it is not undergraduate credit bearing. See ISS brochure for details. This cost effective program is a great way to be introduced to South Korea while considering a semester or academic year abroad at Chungnam National University and its sprawling campus in friendly Daejeon.
Open to all majors, eligibility for studying at CNU includes sophomore status or above with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with strong faculty recommendations. Open to all majors. The program is ideal for Science, Biology, Chemistry, Business, Engineering, Political Science, History, and English majors. Entry to the exchange program is competitive and academically strong, qualified students encouraged to apply.