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.
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."
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 March 1 for Fall, Summer or Academic Year Study; October 1 for Spring study abroad.
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.
Summer Program CNU offers an outstanding Summer Session for International Students Program(SSIS). 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 SSIS 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.
OIE Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Office of International Education
SUNY College at Oneonta
111 Schumacher Hall
Oneonta, NY 13820
Founded in 1889 in “Honor and Good Faith,” the College is strategically located in beautiful upstate New York.
Oneonta is home to the Foothills Performing Arts Center and just 30 minutes to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
The campus is surrounded by 360 degree mountain views and is close to the Catskill Mountains. Upstate NewYork is a four-season state with mild summers, cool nights, and beautiful spring foliage. Fall is colorful
and winters offer plenty of snow, ideal for snowboarding and skiing.
The campus is 4.5 hours to New York City (NYC) by bus and 1 hour from Albany, the capital of New York and a
major shopping area.
Oneonta has a progressive, local and interstate bus system running 7 days per week with routine stops on campus. DowntownOneonta is walking distance from SUNY and has local shopping, unique gift shops, restaurants, farmer’s markets, and entertainment in this historic city. A nearby shopping mall is a short distance to the campus by bus.
The Albany International Airport is just over 1 hour away—The OIE office provides free airport pickup for new student arrivals. JFK International Airport is also within reach and has an Airtrack/railway/bus system direct to Oneonta.
Starting Your Overseas Journey: Step-by-Step
Whether you choose one of SUNY Oneonta’s exchange programs or you find a venue among SUNY’s 500 programs, you’re sure to find a destination that meets your goals and objectives for studying abroad.
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