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Exchange Program · Spring or Fall · Semester or Academic Year

Program Overview

Through this exchange program with Kyungpook National University (KNU), you can take a variety of courses designed to address global issues and provide a new perspective and understanding of Korea. Offered in English, classes cover global and regional affairs, along with Korean language, economics, culture, history and politics. Unpaid internship are also available through KNU


12-21 credit-hours


The courses listed below are offered at KNU. During enrollment, the appropriate APSU course number will be assigned to the KNU courses in which you enroll. Practical Korean Writing, Practical Korean Listening, Korean Language 1, Korean Language 2, Korean Language 3, Academic Writing and Study Skills, Business Communication and Writing Skills, History of Korea, Modern Korean Society, Environment and Health, Introduction to Korean Public Policy, Korea in Motion, Korean Localities in the Globalization Era, Contemporary Legal Issues in Korea, Language use and Production in Korean and English, Introduction to Korean Welfare Policy, Understanding Korean Workplace, Academic Korean Speaking, Academic Korean Reading

Please see KNU Office of International Affairs for current class schedule.

Lodging and Meals:

You will reside in a double-occupancy room in a dormitory housing both Korean and international students. You must supply your own blanket, pillow, towels and slippers. Three meals per day are provided in the dormitory cafeteria.


Level 5* per semester includes KNU and APSU tuition for semester, application fee (nonrefundable), housing and meal plan, health insurance, airfare, student visa.

*Price is based upon the estimated cost of the program and grouped into levels. Level 1 - $2k-3k, Level 2 - $3k-4k, Level 3 - $4k-5k, Level 4 - $5k-6k, Level 5 - $6k-7k. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, fluctuation of currency exchange and changes in tuition and fee rates. Estimated cost may not include airfare, APSU tuition, or health coverage unless specified. You should also budget funds for personal expenses based upon your spending habits.

Financial Aid:

You can apply for a KNU fellowship scholarship which covers housing and meal plan of about $1,000 per semester. Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with financial aid counselors, Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education.  Scholarship information.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

  • Apply and submit supporting documents by May 25 for fall program or by Nov. 25 for spring program.
  • Please note that the spring semester at KNU starts in March. Their fall semester starts in September.


Dr. Kathy Lee-Heuston, professor of communication, at (931) 221-7554 or

Travel Advisory - This is not a complete list of travel advisories. Please see the U.S. State Department travel site for an up-to-date and extensive list. 

Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

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More information about Daegu, South Korea can be obtained through the links below.

Kyungpook National University, City of Daegu, Office of Tourism


Questions? About the Program? About Financial Aid? About Scholarships?