Kyung Hee University is a private, research university encompassing an educational system from kindergarten to graduate school with campuses in Seoul, Suwon, and Gwangneung (on the outskirts of Namyangju city), South Korea.
Kyung Hee has 24 colleges, 71 departments and majors, 65 master’s and 63 doctorate programs, 18 professional and special graduate schools, and 43 auxiliary research institutions. For more than 60 years, the University has developed remarkably, contributing to the fulfillment of a “cultural world for humanity” as the leader of the future of academics and the creator of common values for humanity.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Although it ranks 109th in the world in terms of land
area, the country is a center of economic activity, culture, and arts. Korea was colonized by Japan in the early 20th century and later had to endure the Korean War (1950- 53), but it has achieved amazing economic growth in a short period, dubbed “the Miracle on the Han River.” Today, Korea is an industrial nation standing tall on the world stage. Its semiconductor, automobile, shipbuilding, steel making, and IT industries are on the leading edge in global markets.
Seoul is a city rich in history and tradition. The city was founded in 1392 when it became the
capital of the Chosun Dynasty, which fell in 1910. It is now the capital city of South Korea,
and traces of the former dynasty are still very much a part of the city’s landscape. Seoul is the
center of political, social, educational, and economic activity in Korea and is home to
many major international corporations. Seoul is home to many old historic sites like Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, and places of traditional culture like Bukchon
Hanok Village, Insa-dong, and Namdaemun Market. The shopping and entertainment districts of Myeongdong and Apgujeong, and Asia’s largest underground shopping center COEX Mall also draw a large number of tourists every year. The Hangang River, which runs through the center of the city, is also a distinctive landscape of Seoul that offers a myriad of resting areas for citizens.
Kyung Hee University offers on-campus housing, off-campus dormitory and off-campus housing. For more information please contact Center for International Students and Scholars.
South Korea is located on a peninsula, and is surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Japan is just across the East Sea, and is accessible by boat. Students in Seoul might also find it interesting to go on a Mount Geumgangsan Cruise Tour that sails through the beautiful rivers in the valley of this breathtaking mountain range. On this cruise, you will see beautiful waterfalls, exotic rock formations, and much more.