Daegu, South Korea
Keimyung University was founded on May 20, 1954. It is private university located in Daegu City, South Korea. The student body averages around 25,000 students each year. The international student enrollment is currently around 800 students. Keimyung University has been one of the most active universities in internationalization and has enjoyed 312 partnerships in 55 countries. Keimyung University offers over 450 classes in English, providing exchange students with plenty classes to choose to take while on exchange. Korean language and Korean culture classes are available to exchange students. Keimyung University is well equipped to not only educate students via a variety of classes available in English and Korean, but there are also extensive opportunities for students to explore Korean history and culture and become immersed in a global community focused on social awareness and development. Students are able to develop professional and artistic skills in many of the state-of-the-art facilities, as well as explore in a traditional Korean village right in the heart of campus.
The City of Daegu, located inland, in the southeast of the Korean Peninsula, is the third biggest city in Korea. The city is conveniently located four driving hours by car or two hours away by express train from Seoul, the capital city. It also takes one and a half hours from Busan which is adjacent to the ocean. Daegu is also surrounded by small cities and towns which have numerous historical and cultural sites. People can also reach many beautiful beaches on the East Sea which are only two driving hours away. Daegu has a population around 2.5 million. Daegu is a manufacturing industry city. The major industries are textiles, metals and machinery. Daegu is also renowned around Kore for the quality of apples grown. Its nickname is the “Apple City”. Daegu is largely a homogeneous city giving exchange student a true immersion experience.
How It Works
Thanks to the exchange agreement that exists between Keimyung University and ETSU, students can attend Keimyung while still paying tuition costs to ETSU. Thus, costs are comparable to studying and lodging at ETSU’s main campus.
Most international students at Keimyung University stay in the KELI (Keimyung English Language Institute) House, English only residence hall. You will have a Korean student roommate and there will be a live-in staff member who is a native English speaker residing over the hall to answer questions and help international students.
Most international flights arrive in South Korea via Incheon International Airport. You can either take a connecting flight to Daegu or arrange some other mode of transportation.
More information is available on the Keimyung University website and on their Facebook page.