Originally founded as a medical college in 1978, Soonchunhyang University is now recognized as an excellent educational renovation institution of higher education. Undergraduate programs are offered through five colleges: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine while Graduate programs are offered through three graduate schools: the Graduate School, the Graduate School of Education, and the Graduate School of Industrial Information.
Located in a rural town on the central west coast of South Korea, Soonchunhyang University is surrounded by quaint mountains and nearby historical and cultural attractions. It is an ideal place to study and experience Korean culture and pick up a language that has been designated a priority language by the U. S. government.
In an effort to create a true globalized university, SCH is currently participating in programs that allow faculty and students to study abroad within exchange programs with related institutions. We have created what is called the "English Village" within the Soonchunhyang University and housed on campus. The citizens are chosen from students who are particularly interested in English as a foreign language along with students from abroad who are native English speakers. Intern for 15 hours a week as a "Cultural and Language Ambassador" through group meetings, a language and cultural exchange program, and by living side by side with Korean students in specially designated dorms.