ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Korean lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of South Korea. All housing is on campus, conveniently located near public transit routes accessible to all parts of the city. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in South Korea and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can have an amazing stay in Seoul!
Konkuk University Dorms: Students participating in programs at Konkuk University will stay in KU:L House, the Konkuk University student dormitory. ISA students will live among Korean and International students. Each double occupancy room includes an internet connection, air conditioning, and a shared refrigerator on each floor. Each room has a private bathroom with shower, and is located near the center of campus. Students have access to the K:UL House Dining Hall and may purchase a meal plan for an additional fee.
Korea University Dorms: Students participating in semester programs at Korea University will stay in one of two Korea University Dormitories: CJ International House or Anam Global House. Double and Triples Rooms are available at Anam Global House. Suite-style double rooms are available at CJ International House, and single rooms are also available for an additional fee. Dorm placement is based on availbility.
During summer programs at Korea University, Frontier House dormitory will also be available for students. ISA students will live with other local Korean students and international students. Shared kitchens are available at CJ International House only, but all students have access on-campus dining halls (meal plan not included).
Goshitel (Korea University Semester/Year Programs only): Students studying at Korea univeristy will also have the option to stay at goshitel, which is an off-campus student residence. Goshitels are located within walking distance of Korea University. All students are in single rooms with private bathrooms and shared public kitchens.
* Please note that ISA students studying at Korea University for semester programs are guaranteed housing as part of their program, and will be given an option after acceptance to select a preference for a single dorm, double dorm, triple dorm, or goshitel. ISA will try to place all students in their first choice accomodations while possible, but first-choice placements are not guaranteed to due to limited housing availability at Korea University. Please contact the ISA Seoul Program Manager or Site Specailist with any questions*
Hanyang University Dorms: Students participating in the summer program at Hanyang University will stay in on campus dorms, based on availability and placements. ISA students will live with other local Korean students and international students.
Independent Housing: Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option are fully responsible for finding their own housing and receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.