Apply for the Spring 2018 semester exchanges at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea

The Office of International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences is inviting College undergraduate students to apply for the Spring 2018 semester exchanges at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea.


SKKU offers a large selection of courses taught in English and provides excellent support for visiting exchange students. Since this an IU exchange, students nominated by the College pay their regular IU tuition. In addition, nominated students may apply for funds from the College to support their travel.



In order to be eligible students must:

  • Be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Have completed a minimum of one year at IU prior to enrolling at the host university.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Complete an essay and provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Have a passport by the time applications are due.



Student applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st, 2017


Applications will be reviewed by the College and students will be nominated to the host university after an in-person interview and selection process. Accepted students will be notified to complete an online application through their host universities.



Students interested in the program should do the following:

  1. Carefully read the referenced websites/attachments before submitting an application.  Students should NOT contact the host university directly until after they are nominated by the College.
  2. Arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation from professors or others who can speak to the student’s academic qualifications, as well as any other qualities or information regarding the student’s maturity, preparedness, and interest in the exchange program. Recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommender to the College Office of International Affairs, by the application deadline.
  3. Complete the College’s Application for the exchange. The application form is attached, or students may obtain one by contacting our office at
  4. Write an essay that is no longer than two pages explaining why they would like to take part in the exchange. The essay should include information about academic studies thus far at IU and what they plan to study while abroad. The essay should also address why they would like to study in South Korea, such as any interest in the language, culture, or other opportunities there.  Students should be sure their names are at the top of their essays.
  5. Send the completed application and essay (in PDF or Word format) by email attachment to the College Office of International Affairs at by 11:59 p.m. on the due date, with the words “Secure Message” or “Confidential” in the subject line.
  6. Students will be contacted for an in-person interview. OIA will be in touch after the interview process to notify students whether they have been selected.

SKKU Exchange Application Spring 2018

If you have any questions, please contact the College’s Office of International Affairs at

Costa Rica BIOL-L 433 Information Session – Sept. 7 at 5pm

Are you interested in spending 12 days in beautiful Costa Rica for upper-level credit? Consider applying for the BIOL-L 433 Tropical Biology Overseas Study program.


Costa Rica BIOL-L 433 Information Session

Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Jordan Hall 248


Biology professor Bill Ruf will hold a short information meeting for students interested in participating in this year’s intersession Costa Rica program, a two-week overseas study program in tropical biology that takes place over winter break. If you are unable to attend the information meeting, you may e‐mail Prof. Ruf directly with questions (


Here’s how this 3-credit course counts for you:


  • Standard Biology B.S. majors, Biology B.A. majors, and Animal Behavior majors earn upper‐level lab credit
  • Biology B.S. majors with an Area of Concentration earn upper-level elective credit
  • Microbiology B.A. and B.S. majors earn upper-level elective credit


Students rave about this program as one of their favorite experiences at IU. Apply now! The deadline for submitting your application to the IU Office of Overseas Study is Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. For application instructions, see the Overseas Study web site: