• Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Humanities, engineering, and science

Classroom Language

English, Korean


Residence Hall

Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  9/26/2014
Fall 2015-16  3/13/2015
Year 2015-16  3/13/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

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.