Quick Info

  • Chosun University
  • Spring, Fall, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Biology, Business, Communication and Rhetoric, Computing and Information Science, East Asian Languages, Literature, and Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Health and Rehab Sciences, History of Art and Architecture, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Statistics, Studio Arts, Theatre Arts
  • : 2/21/2019 - 6/21/2019
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare
  • : Spring: Friday, 10/05/2018; 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
Late August Late December


Arrive in Gwangju Depart Gwangju
Late February Late June



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 (Student Activity Fee; Wellness Fee; Computer and Network Services Fee; Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee; International Services Fee (if applicable)), keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Deposit ($350, to be credited to your PittPay account)
  • Visa Fee
  • Meals and personal expenses ($500-$1,000 per month, depending on lifestyle and housing)
  • Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000)

Chosun University recommends the following monthly budget:

  • 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

Acceptance by Pitt Study Abroad does not guarantee acceptance by the exchange university. 

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.