AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Open to UW-Madison students only
• Language Pre-requisite: None

Subjects

Humanities, engineering, and science

Classroom Language

English, Korean

Housing

On-campus dorms

Program Duration

Fall: Early September - Mid December Spring: Early March - Mid June Academic Year: Early September - Mid June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2013-14  10/11/2013
Fall 2014-15  3/14/2014
Year 2014-15  3/14/2014
 

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu


South Korea, Pohang
Pohang University of Science and Technology Exchange

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Study and research in South Korea! Pohang is located approximately 250 miles southeast of Seoul, the capital city of Korea. Pohang was once a small fishing village until POSCO found its steel-making plants near this coastal town in 1970. It was the birth of POSTECH in 1986 that firmly established Pohang’s reputation as a center for science and technology.

Pohang greets the sunrise earlier than any other city on the Korean Peninsula and is a Mecca for the iron industry and home to POSCO, POSTECH, and RIST. The POSTECH campus lies a twenty-minute drive by car or bus away from downtown Pohang, and a forty-minute drive away from the eastern coast. The countryside around Pohang is rich in crops, thanks to an abundant supply of water and fertile soil. Sun dried squid and processed marine foods and leeks are important products of the area. Tourism is popular because Pohang’s eastern coastal areas offer relaxing beaches and picturesque views. The mountainous region hosts Bogyeong and Oeo Temples, which are popular hiking sites. With remnants of an old fishing village and the nation’s latest advancements, Pohang is truly a mixture of the old and the new, both traditional and modern cultures.