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  1. 1. Study Abroad at INHA University 「Lake In-Kyung」 Incheon, Korea INHA UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. An Invitation to International Students Greetings from Inha University! Inha University is a private university located in Incheon, South Korea. Having been founded as the Inha Institute of Technology in 1954, Inha University boasts a long tradition and heritage focusing on the natural sciences and engineering, and has produced generations of qualified engineers, entrepreneurs, and experts in various industrial sectors. During its 50 year history research and education has not been limited explicitly to the natural sciences and engineering, but has also expanded to include the fields of economics, social sciences, humanities, and medicine. Inha University also enjoys the rank of one of Korea’s top schools. Incheon, Inha University’s hometown, plays an important role in international trade and transportation dating back to the establishment of modern Korea, as it is the nearest port city to Seoul the capital of the nation. Incheon is also the gateway to Korea, especially since the opening of Incheon International Airport, and is now gearing up to become the hub of international logistics and business for the Northeast Asian region. The City of Incheon and Inha University are in fact close partners who always seek to cooperate in the building of a better future based on a shared past and tradition. With the challenges of building on its current position, and keeping the educational role of universities in the 21st century in mind, Inha University is making a concentrated effort to promote international cooperation and firmly establishing a globally-oriented learning environment. Inha University currently has more than 50 partner institutions overseas, and each year invites qualified scholars and students from abroad to study, undertake research, give lectures, and participate in internships and engage in cultural exchange on campus. There are several methods from which international students can choose to study at Inha University. The first thing to remember, though, is that Inha University welcomes all students, especially those who are open-minded and have a desire to explore and learn in a new environment and are more than ready to bring their cross-cultural experiences and diversity to our campus.
  3. 3. A Closer Look • Originally founded in 1954 as the Inha Institute of Technology • A private, co-educational institution • Managed by Hanjin Group which also owns Korean Air, Hanjin Shipping and other subsidiary companies that predominantly specialize in transportation and logistics • Established in an urban setting within Incheon Metropolitan City • Campus grounds cover an area of 332,932 m2 and are home to the university lake and a number of green areas where students can relax and enjoy nature. • Nine colleges, two graduate schools and five professional schools • A student enrollment of 16,332 undergraduate, 2,698 graduate and 82 international students • A tenured faculty of 619 national and international staff members International Student Categories Exchange Students •Students from partner institutions (tuition waived) •Taking courses for credit (transcripts issued) •One year non-degree programs Visiting Students •Any college student from overseas (self paid) •Taking courses for credit (transcripts issued) •One year non-degree programs Regular Students •Any foreign student selecting a degree option •Admission through strict and selective procedures •Scholarships available on a performance basis Research Students •Students from partner institutions (tuition waived) •Research training at research institutes in chosen fields •Normally two or three months (prior agreement needed with supervising professors) Summer School Students •Any college student from overseas •The number of participants is restricted to a maximum of 30 per year. •Korean language and culture courses in English(certificate issued) •Field trips, extracurricular activities, discussions with Korean students, homestay experiences, and much more •Two week programs comprised of various academic and cultural options
  4. 4. Colleges(Undergraduate Majors) College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Biological Engineering, Textile Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor Engineering, Computer & Information Technology, Telecommunications, Ceramic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Earth & Environmental Engineering, Geosystem Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and Geoinformatic Engineering College of Natural Sciences Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Oceanography College of Business & Economics Business Administration, Economics, and International Trade College of Education Korean Language Education, English Language Education, Social Studies Education, Education, Physical Education, and Fine Arts Education College of Law Law, and Intellectual Property Rights College of Social Sciences Public Administration, Political Science & International Relations, and Communications & Information Science College of Humanities Korean Language & Literature, English Language & Literature, French Language & Literature, German Language & Literature, Chinese & Sinology, Japanese Studies, History, and Philosophy College of Human Ecology Consumer∙Child and Family Studies, Food & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, and Living & Fashion Design College of Medicine Premedical Studies, Medical Science, and Nursing Graduate Schools(Masters / PhD Level) •Graduate School •Graduate School of Information Technology & Telecommunications •Graduate School of Education •Graduate School of Business Administration •Graduate School of Engineering •Graduate School of International Trade and Logistics •Graduate School of Public Administration
  5. 5. Study Planning for International Students International students may consider several approaches when planning their study at Inha University. Each approach can differ depending on student status, period of stay, and personal interest. Here are some recommendations for foreign students who are interested in studying at Inha University and need some detailed guidance. It is a good idea to focus on Korean-related courses, which are designed to be taught in English and solely for overseas students. These courses are especially recommended to those who will be new to Korea, but are eager to learn much about Korean culture, heritage, and society in a short period of time. For these students, courses are provided with a concentration on Korean language, with special emphasis on culture and society. If you already have some basic understanding of Korean, it is also possible to intensify your study in a major area at Inha University. This will allow you to interrelate with Korean students, and challenge yourself with a first-hand experience of what a Korean college is really like. In this case, you are advised to take regular courses in various specialized fields alongside Korean students. Some 20 classes out of the total of 2,000 are taught in English. Other options available include research experience, summer/winter session enrolment, and summer school participation. All of the aforementioned offerings are very wise choices for those who would prefer a short-term stay and would like to get a glimpse of Korean culture and lifestyle. No matter what option you are considering, advisors here are on hand to consult with you and assist you in developing a study plan suitable for your specific needs and desires. Specialized Academic Areas There are 9 academic areas that Inha University is especially emphasizing in terms of research and education. These areas are selected so as to concentrate the University’s research and/or educational resources in line with its vision for future development. This is so partially because Incheon Metropolitan City, where the University is located, will develop into the Northeast Asian Business Hub and the University aspires to play a leading role in the City’s new development. Education-oriented Areas Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Telecommunications Technology Politics and Economics of International Trade Research-focused Areas Biotechnology, Advanced Materials Engineering Molecular Science Newly-Introduced Areas (2002) Laws of Intellectual Property Rights Multimedia and Information Processing
  6. 6. Korean Studies A selection of special courses concerning language and the cultural aspects of Korea are currently available. In the future we will soon establish a separate and packaged program for overseas students and scholars who come to the University. In addition, many academic courses relating to Korean language, culture, history, and politics are offered by a variety of academic departments listed below. Korean Language and Culture Courses YK001 Basic Korean YK002 Intermediate Korean YK003 Advanced Korean UE121 Korean Writing UE131 Basic Chinese Words YK008 Korean Traditional Culture FS003 Cultural History of Korea CM382 Korean Economy SC331 Korean Politics Selected Topics in Korean Studies Language Introduction to Korean Language (FS007) Understanding Korean Literature (FS008) Korean Orthography (FK111) Korean Phonology (FK112) Korean Semantics (FK212) Korean Language Policy (FK215) Written and Spoken Korean in North Korea (FK216) Korean Syntax (FK217) Korean Language and Computer (FK312) Korean Graphonomy (FK314) Modern History of Korean Literature (FK121) Literature in North Korea (FK126) Topics in Modern Korean Literature (FK322) Understanding Korean Folklore Drama and Theatre (FK134) Korean-to-English Translation (FL408) History & Culture Field Research on Regional Culture I & II (FQ124, 134) Field Research on Historical Sites I & II (FQ125, 135) Reading in Korean History (FQ224) Selected Topics in Korean History (FQ233) Local History of Incheon (FQ234) Contemporary History of Korea (FQ241) Economic History of Korea (CM325) Social and Economic History of Korea (FQ242) Selected Topics in Korean Philosophy (FR401) Introductory Review of Korean Thoughts (FR413) Traditional Korean Costume (GP103) Cultural History of Korean Costumes (GP301) Cultural History of Oriental Costumes (GP302) Economy, Politics and Public Administration: Korean Public Administration (SB117) Seminar on Korean Public Administration (SB118) Political Economy in Korea (SC335) International Politics of Northeast Asia (SC346) North Korean Politics (SC455)
  7. 7. Courses Offered in English Several courses, taught in English, are offered each year in different areas of Engineering, Arts, and Social Sciences as follows. ※Courses marked with an asterisk * are those offered in the Fall Semester 2002. Mechanical Engineering IE243 IB212 IB404 IB405 IB213 Mechanical Behavior of Material Internal Combustion Engines Special Design in Mechanical Engineering * Thesis Writing for Science and Engineering Energy Conversion Engineering * Chemical & Biological Engineering IH409 IH104 IH303 IK305 IQ210 Bioprocess Engineering * Properties of Polymers * Polymer Physics Numerical Analysis Physical Metallurgy Electrical & Electronic Engineering IL401 IM436 IO122 IL304 IL406 IL211 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing Integrated Circuit Design Introductory Information & Communication Network Analysis and Synthesis Optical Communication Engineering Properties of Electrical Materials * Telecommunications IL312 IL406 IO201 IO122 IO201 Communication Systems * Optical Communication Engineering * Logic Circuits Introductory Information & Communications Signals and Systems * Architecture & Construction IV501 IW202 IW320 IW321 IV110 Construction Management GIS Programming * Global Positioning System * GPS Practice * Architectural Design 301 Oceanography BP221 BP323 Chemical Oceanography & Lab Marine Geochemistry and Lab. I Arts and Social Sciences FL304 FL409 FL205 DH224 SB124 SB211 SC422 SD406 SC458 CK604 CM392 EL326 Survey in British Literature Woman Writer English Phonetics Anglo-American Law Readings in Public Administration I * Seminar on The Wealth of Nations * International Organizations * Media Research Method * Seminar on Regional Conflicts * System Analysis & Design Seminar on Selected Topics in Economic Policy Adolescent Culture and Psychology
  8. 8. Application Interested applicants are required to send the following documents, for review, to the Section of Overseas Affairs. Students from partner institutions, are advised to contact the international offices of their home institutions for first hand information. 1. Application for admission 2. Certificate of enrollment 3. Official transcripts 4. A letter of recommendation issued by the President or Dean 5. Autobiography and study plan 6. Two photos (passport size) Deadline •First semester admission (spring) : October 31st •Second semester admission (fall) : April 30th ※ There is a separate set of policies, procedures, documents and deadlines for candidates who intend to pursue degree courses as regular students. Please contact the Section of Admissions of Inha University if you need more detailed information concerning this. Academic Calendar(2002 academic year) Dormitory opens Classes begin March 4 University Foundation Day Midterm examinations Final examinations Dormitory closes First Semester February 27, 2002 September 2 April 24 April 22-26 June 17-21 June 24 Second Semester August 29, 2002 October 21-25 December 16-20 December 23 Tuition per semester(Undergraduate, 2002) Engineering / Arts Natural Sciences / Nursing Social Sciences / Humanities Medicine $3,000 $2,800 $2,500 $3,600 ※ The above amounts include tuition, entrance fees, and text books. ※ The estimates above are subject to change in accordance with the flux of exchange rates.
  9. 9. Facilities Library A variety of information resources are available to international students at both the Central, and Audio/Visual Libraries which hold various materials and information in print, on video, and CDROM. Library facilities are also currently being expanded with the construction of a new building that will come to serve as a wellequipped state of the art electronic library. Computer labs Computer labs are available in each building on campus, as well as in the Central Computing Center, and dormitories. A number of computer labs are in service 24 hours a day for student convenience. Continuing Education Center A variety of extension courses are available for any adult students and typically serve to provide a range of practical, cultural, and professional courses. Campus Housing International students may feel at ease while residing in the University Dormitory, which is conveniently located within walking distance to campus. Woongbi-Jae, the dormitory, is a recently-opened residential hall that is both well-equipped and built in a very modern-style. There are currently 1,010 students residing in the building, with an internet connection available in each room. An estimated fee of $600 is needed per semester to cover both housing and 12 meals per week. Living in Incheon Size and location •The second largest port city in Korea with a population of 2,500,000 •Situated on the west coast, 30 kilometers from Seoul Weather •Hot and humid summer with an average temperature of 24~25 ℃(75~77℉) •Cold and dry winter of -2℃on average (28℉) •Monsoon season in July Transportation •Efficient, and well-organized city-bus routes •Railway lines connecting Incheon to Seoul and its vicinities •Incheon subway lines connect the city •50 minute’s ride away from Incheon International Airport by shuttle bus •Express bus links to the major cities throughout Korea •Cruises running to major national and international ports and islands Education and culture •4 four-year universities, 8 junior colleges, and 85 high schools •Regular concerts and performances held at the Incheon Arts Center •Munhak Worldcup Stadium opened in 2002 •China town, piers, neighboring islands, shopping malls, museums, movie complex, and parks
  10. 10. Cultural Life International students may enhance their cultural experience by becoming actively involved in more than one hundred campus student associations ranging from arts, religion, and sports, right through to social services, Korean martial arts, traditional percussion performance, Buddhism, meditation, calligraphy, volunteer work, and much more. In the neighboring areas, you can find many interesting attractions that suitable for daytrips. Seoul is an easy and comfortable one-hour subway ride away, where you can enjoy both the traditional beauty of an ancient capital and a refined modern life-style. Ancient palaces, Buddhist temples, and conventional markets can be found in the very heart of the city. A range of international foods, as well as numerous Korean restaurants offering all the traditional delicacies of Korea and other countries are widely accessible. Large department stores and shopping malls, to suit any budget, are also available and sell all kinds of goods from clothing, books, and souvenirs, to traditional artifacts, and technology. Historic sites are preserved on Kanghwa Island. Yongin Folk Village allows visitors to step directly into the past of Korea. In addition, local amusement parks, regional festivals, and exhibitions on various themes, are all readily available, along with many more cultural, entertainment, historical, and sporting activities. Assistance for International Students Arrival assistance Airport pick-up services can be arranged for exchange students. Health services Overseas students can obtain membership and benefits from the Inha Student Health Association by paying a fee of $10 per semester. Association members can be reimbursed for medical costs within preset limits. For minor ailments, students can also visit the on-campus Health Center and receive medical attention free of charge. Volunteer helpers program International students will be extended kindly assistance and heartfelt friendship from volunteer Korean students. Homestay A homestay experience at residential Korean homes can be organized on demand.
  11. 11. Experience in Korea By Kison Esther Lee, Senior Student Virginia Commonwealth University, USA Research experience I feel like I learned a lot of new characterization techniques and a lot about conducting polymers. The time to do research was short, but I am satisfied with what I did in Korea...I got to learn about things I would not otherwise have exposure to at VCU... Hospitality of the people at Inha University ...I felt very welcomed and comfortable with the people I met at Inha University...They helped me with my research questions as well as all the questions I had from being new to Inha University and Korea... Basic Korean Language Course ...Since there were not a lot of people in this class, there was not a definite structure to the class, although the professor came to class prepared with lectures. I felt that he was very good and complete in answering all of our questions and eliminating confusion... Homestay family ...My homestay experience was an enjoyable experience. They are eager and interested in learning different languages and learning about different cultures. ...Foreign students can learn a lot about Korean culture especially from the direct contact of staying with a Korean family... Living experience ...It was very convenient that the dormitory was walking distance to where I worked. One problem encountered at the dormitory was the “12 a.m. curfew.” ... Korea is so easy and convenient to get around by subway, taxi, and bus. Since public transportation is readily available for them, the language barrier should not discourage the students from going to see parts of Incheon and especially Seoul on their own... ...The language barrier is an expected issue when traveling to another country, so I would definitely not discourage anyone from going to Korea due to the language barrier... I feel very lucky that my experience in Korea was beyond what I was expecting. I had no major problems, and I met a lot of wonderful people...I am pleased with what I learned and accomplished at Inha University for the ten weeks I was in Korea. I think whoever else has the chance to go to Inha University for research will come back with an enjoyable and educational experience. from “The Inha Times”    Sep. 2002

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