Chung-Ang University (CAU) was founded in 1918 and is a private university with 30,000 students and 982 faculty members. The university comprises 10 undergraduate colleges and 16 graduate schools on two campuses in Seoul and Anseong, Korea.4
The CAU's research and teaching is spread over two campuses:
The Seoul campus of Chung-Ang University, which also houses the Faculty of Business Administration, is located in the heart of Seoul on the south side of the Han River.
The Anseong Campus is located on the outskirts of Anseong City in Gyeonggi-do Province, about one and a half hours from the Seoul Campus.
Both campuses are connected by regular shuttle buses.5
For IS:link guest students, the College of Business and Economics is relevant, which offers the School of Business Administration, founded in 1955, in addition to the six schools.
The School of Business Administration serves to promote an economic understanding of the role of business in a technology-driven society.6
The following information could be important for studying abroad at Chung-Ang University:
- The summer months in South Korea are warm and humid, the winter months with an average of 7°- 1° C are rather cold.
- The Korean currency is called "Won".
- Seoul has a well-developed public transport system, so that movement within the 9 million metropolis is guaranteed. However, it is important to bear in mind the high level of congestion and the complications associated with rush hour rush hour when travelling within the city.7
The Chung-Ang Hanmadang is held on the campus every October on the occasion of the anniversary of the university. The festival itself offers a variety of academic, artistic and physical activities in which students, teachers and the local community can participate.8
City of Seoul
Seoul is the centre of all political, economic and cultural activities in South Korea. Many national industrial companies are located in Seoul and in the immediate vicinity of the city. The capital Seoul serves as the hub of the South Korean transport network. Furthermore, Seoul is considered one of the ten largest financial and commercial centres in the world. Large multinational companies such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia are based there.
Furthermore, Seoul has a highly technologically advanced infrastructure, which makes the city a global pioneer in the field of mobile high-speed internet and broadband penetration, for example. South Korea has traditionally maintained a diverse cultural and artistic scene. The city of Seoul offers a variety of attractions, events, activities both day and night.9
Study period: Fall 2014/2015
Academic level: Master
Asian politeness is no myth. At least not in Korea. The kindness and courtesy, you encounter, is great (a nice change from home ;-)). No matter if you are at a restaurant, shopping, on the metro or the streets. Service stays above everything. Water, for example, is always free. In addition, to the occasional coffee, cake, or other kinds of gifts. Something that good old Germany can learn a lot from. […]
Seoul is always awake. 24 hours, 7 days a week. There is no “holiday”, no “holy Sunday”, no “Ladenschlussgesetz”. You can basically get everything at almost anytime. And also delivered. Having Mc Donald’s or Pizza Hut delivered to you at 2 am sitting riverside – no problem. You pay with your credit card and if you don’t speak Korean, a translation service will usually call you back that orders for you free of charge. There are also at least two 24/7 convenience stores around every corner (which of course you can also use your credit card at)."
Study period: Spring 2013
Academic level: Master
The Chung-Ang University has two campuses, one main campus in downtown Seoul and the other outside of Seoul. The main campus has much to offer: a sports court, a chapel, a library, several cafeterias, a medical clinic, a post office, several shops, a bank, a McDonald's and several restaurants. The campus is like its own little city. Since everything is available, you do not have to leave the campus. In addition to a medical clinic on campus, which is free for students of the University, there is a university hospital a few minutes’ walk from the main entrance of the university.
Contact with fellow students and leisure activities:
If you, like me, live in the dorm, you automatically get in contact with fellow students from many countries. The recreational activities are quite diverse (e.g. in the dorm there is a fitness center). In Seoul, there are cinemas, theaters, museums, amusement parks and many cultural sites. In the evening you go to the student areas with its pubs and night clubs or in the foreign district with the clubs and cocktail bars."
1Photo from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CAU_Main_Gate.jpg (last access: 19.07.20)
2Photo from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126817823@N08/15153228212 (last access: 19.07.20)
3Photo from: https://pixabay.com/de/photos/changdeokgung-republik-korea-4595784/ (last access: 19.07.20)
4https://neweng.cau.ac.kr/cms/FR_CON/index.do?MENU_ID=170 (last access: 19.07.20)
5https://neweng.cau.ac.kr/cms/FR_CON/index.do?MENU_ID=380 (last access: 19.07.20)
6http://biz.cau.ac.kr/eng/new/main/main.php (last access: 19.07.20)
7https://neweng.cau.ac.kr/cms/FR_CON/index.do?MENU_ID=400 ; https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoul (last access: 19.07.20)
8https://neweng.cau.ac.kr/cms/FR_CON/index.do?MENU_ID=390 (last access: 19.07.20)