SUNY Oneonta is proud to have a new exchange partnership with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), which is a prestigious university in South Korea. HUFS is known for its strong language studies programs and is considered one of the most globalized South Korean universities, with over 400 partnerships with institutions in 80 countries.
Location and Demographics
HUFS has two campuses in South Korea. Students can choose to study at one of the two campuses.
Seoul Campus: This is the University’s main campus and is located in South Korea’s capital city of Seoul. Students can study here for the Spring, Fall or for an academic year. There is also an International Summer Session (ISS) offered in Korean and East Asian Studies on this campus. The coursework taught in English on the Seoul campus includes: Business, Economics, Political Science, Mass Communications, International Studies, Education, English, Korean Studies, and language courses.
Global Campus: This campus is located in Yongin, a rapidly developed city of about 1 million people approximately one hour away from Seoul by bus and subway. Students can study here for the Spring, Fall or for an academic year. The coursework taught in English on the Yongin campus includes: Philosophy, History, Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Business and Economics courses.
HUFS has approximately 27,000 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and over 1,300 international students from around the world.
Applications and inquiries should be directed to the SUNY Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Academic Programs Application is due to the OIE by April 1 for Fall, Summer or academic year studies, and by October 1 for Spring studies.
Fall: Beginning of September – Mid-December
Spring: Beginning of March – Mid-June
Duration and Cost
Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.
SUNY students stay on-campus in HUFS’ dormitory, double occupancy.
For the past 10 years, HUFS has offered an International Summer Session (ISS) in Korean and East Asian Studies. The ISS is a 4-week program from mid-July to mid-August that gives students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Korea through coursework in Korean history, performing arts, literature, economy and business, politics, contemporary society and culture, as well as Korean language. Students take 2 courses and receive 3 U.S. credits per course, for a total of 6 U.S. credits.
Open to SUNY Oneonta students only, eligibility for the semester, academic year and ISS Summer programs at HUFS includes sophomore status or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The program is open to all majors, though the program is ideal for English, Education, International Studies, and Business Economics majors.
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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