Quick Info

  • Chosun University
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Architectural Studies, Biology, Business, Communication, Computer Science, East Asian Languages and Literature, Economics, Education, Engineering, English (including Literature, Writing, and Creative Writing), Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Health and Rehab Sciences, History of Art and Architecture, Information Sciences, Intelligent Systems, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Sports Medicine / Athletic Training, Statistics, Studio Arts, Theatre Arts
  • : 25 August 2018 - 20 December 2018
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare
  • : pring: Friday, 6 October 2017; Fall/Academic Year: Friday, 23 March 2018. Additional information must also be submitted to this institution directly.
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, 3 semesters (or equivalent) of host language


Students are able to choose between courses taught in Korean or English, though a TOPIK 3 level proficiency in Korean is required for acceptance.  

Contact the program manager for information on the academic requirements at Chosun 

Student Life

Chosun University offers a cultural and educational tutoring program to help American students better adapt to the Korean culture and education norms.  Chosun is also home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations which help further immerse students in Korean culture and lifestyle.  


While at Chosun, exchange students will stay in the "Global House" dormitory.  Able to accommodate just under 1,000 students this dormitory offers a wide variety of amenities including an "English-only" zone, a cafe, a video room, private study spaces, as well as a multi-purpose room where exercise programs are held.  Dorm rooms include a bed, desk, bookshelf, chair, closet, telephone, ceiling fan, as well as access to the internet as laundry facilities.  

Pricing And Dates

Arrive in Gwangju Depart Gwangju
31 August 2018 20 December 2018


Arrive in Gwangju Depart Gwangju
2 March 2018 15 June 2018


Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from the exchange university.

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Inclusions & Exclusions

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000)

Chosun University recommends the following budget:

Tuition & Fees: Covered through your home institution payment systems

Housing: $1,270

Medical Insurance: $150

Books & Supplies: $400

Personal expenses vary with individual students so be sure to research average living expenses in South Korea for more information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Visa: Please carefully review the necessary visa information on Chosun's webpage regarding admission

Insurance: Students at Chosun are required to have domestic (Korean) health insurance for the duration of their stay.  The two main insurance companies in South Korea are CHARTIS and Hanwha. 

Language: Students must also have a language ability over the Korean TOPIK 3 level to be accepted.  

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.