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Opening the Light to the World

A Quick Start Guide Book for International Students

Keimyung University

- Spring 2014 -

1095 Dalgubeoldaero Dalseo-Gu Daegu 704-701, Korea Tel: (053) 580-6029 Fax: (053) 580-6025 Email:

Step 3


Pick up in Daegu with your Buddy


- Buddy Program - Alien Registration Card - Daegu Immigration Office

Welcome to Korea! A Brief History of Keimyung University

- Student ID Card and Bank Registration

Step 4 Arriving on Campus - Accommodation: Where to stay

Step 1 Before Arriving to Korea 1. Passport and visa 2. Insurance Papers 3. Medical Certificate 4. Your Budget 4.1 Estimated Expenses for first 2 weeks 4.2 Estimated expenses for one semester 5. Before Departure Checklist 6. What to bring 7. Upon Arrival Checklist

- Drinking Water - Key and Door Card Key - Telephone - Laundry - Garbage - Other Amenities - Internet Access - Your Mailing Address

Extras - Cellphones - Subway and Transportation Card

Step 2 Arriving in Korea Arrival at Incheon Airport 1. From Incheon Airport to Daegu by Plane 2. From Incheon Airport to Daegu by Train 3. From Incheon Airport to Daegu by Express Bus Arrival at Busan (Gimhae Airport) 1. From Gimhae Airport to Daegu by Express Bus 2. From Gimhae Airport to Daegu by Train In Daegu From Daegu Station and Dongdaegu Station to Keimyung University 1. Subway 2. Taxi (and Helpful Taxi phrases in Korean) Arriving at Keimyung University

- Smart-phones and Kakaotalk - Cafeterias and Restaurants - Groceries and Sundries - Banking - Post Office - Medical

Your Classes - Teaching and Learning Styles/Methods - Use of English - Things to know for your course selections - Credits - Class Requirements (Korean Language Placement Interview) - Drop/Add Courses - Audit - Transcript - Grading System

Emergency Contact Information

Basic Korean Phrases


- Greetings and Common Courtesy - Shopping - Eating Out - Places

Campus Maps Connect with us

This Quick Start Guide is intended for International Students new to Korea and new to Keimyung University. Its purpose is to make the first several days of life at Keimyung more comfortable; it is not intended to be exhaustive of the topics covered. This is the first version of the Quick Start Guide for International Students, and it is an ongoing project. The creators have made every attempt to provide accurate and useful information. The authors also hope that readers will forgive any mistakes or oversights, and provide positive criticism on ways it can be improved. This information will be uploaded to the KMU homepage in the very near future. We all wish you the best of luck during your time at Keimyung University and hope you enjoy your new life in Korea. December, 2013

Welcome to Korea!

A Brief History of Keimyung University

Early Beginnings: Founded in 1954 by an American Missionary and Local Church Leaders Keimyung University originated from Keimyung Christian College, which was founded in March 1954 by Reverend Edward Adams, an American missionary of the Northern Presbyterian Church of the U.S., and by Reverends Choi Jaehwa and Kang Ingu, two local Presbyterian Church leaders. Korea has four distinct seasons.

Spring and autumn are rather short, summer is hot and

humid, and winter is cold and dry with abundant snowfall, especially in the mountainous regions, but not along the southern coast.

between 10°C (50°F) and 16°C (61°F). In early spring, Siberian winds pick up "yellow dust" from thawing deserts in northern China But in mid-April, the country also enjoys balmy

weather with the mountains and fields garbed in brilliant wild flowers.

Farmers prepare

seedbeds for the annual rice crop at this time. Autumn, with its crisp air and crystal blue sky, is the season most widely loved by Koreans. colored in a multitude of rustic hues.

The countryside is particularly beautiful,

Autumn, the harvest season, features various folk

festivals rooted in ancient agrarian customs. The weather in Daegu is especially hot and humid in summer and cold and dry in winter. Spring and autumn provide beautiful mild and clear days. Averageannualtemperatureisasfollows: 20° C (68°F) in the spring, 30° C (86°F) in the summer, 20° C (68°F) in the fall, 0° C (32°F) in the winter

education firmly anchored in Christianity. The opening of the university also reflected the perceived need for higher education as a

Temperatures differ widely from region to region within Korea, with the average being

and carry it to the peninsula and Japan.

The founding principle guiding their concerted efforts was to provide Koreans with higher

vehicle with which to reconstruct the war-ravaged nation and a means of perpetuating the time-honored spirit of the Korean people. 59 Years of Growth: A Center of High Quality Education Educational Venue for 27,000 Students in 99 majors, 68 Departments in 11 Faculties and 19 Colleges 1978, the year of Keimyung's elevation to the status of a university, marked the beginning of a new period of rapid development.

In October 1980, the university merged with the

Dongsan Presbyterian Hospital, a prestigious local hospital with an 81-year history of service, and re-opened it as Keimyung University Medical Center. The development of Keimyung acquired a new dimension in the early 1980s when it added a new campus built on 550,000 pyeong (181,500 sq. meters) at Seongseo in Sindang-dong, Dalseo-gu, to its existing Daemyung and Dongsan campuses.

As of May 2013,Keimyung

comprised of over 26,000 students and over 2,400 faculty members and employees in 99 majors, 68 departments in 11 faculties and 20 colleges, 13 graduate schools, 34 attached and affiliated institutes including Dongsan Medical Center and 17 affiliated research centers.

Step 1

4. Your budget

Before Arriving in Korea

On average, a student living in South Korea for a semester needs between USD 2,200-

1. Passport and Visa

You will need some Korean currency with you upon arrival in Korea. Here is a basic guide

All students must secure a student visa before coming to South Korea. The requirements for the student visa are not completely the same for all nationalities so it is important to check with the Korean embassy in your country. When you are staying in South Korea for more than 90 days, you also need to apply for an Alien Registration Card. The International Office will help you with this procedure.

USD 2,500. You will need Korean Won with you upon arrival in Korea. for the first two weeks of living in Daegu. Please note that bank drafts and checks may take 2-3 weeks to be cleared. 4.1 Estimated Expenses for first 2 Weeks: Description Housing with meal option

What you need: The Keimyung International Office has already started the visa procedure for you. You will need to meet some standard requirements: Passport and Visa  Valid Passport  Visa Application Form  Recent Certificate of School Record

990,000 Won

Bed linens (blanket and pillow)

45,000 Won

Bus(Subway) Fare

20,000 Won

Alien Registration Card

20,000 Won


80,000 Won


1,155,000 Won

 Certificate of Admission  Verification of Account Balance (Proof of Sufficient Financial Means)  Visa Processing Fee (est. USD 30)

4.2 Estimated Expenses for one semester: For One Semester (4 months) Room and board (16 meals per week)

990,000 Won

Lunch on campus

350,000 Won


120,000 Won

responsible for any personal accident, disease or damage during your stay.


200,000 Won

Note: You are requested to submit a copy of your insurance information to us on the


600,000 Won

2. Insurance Papers Keimyung University wants its students to be properly insured so health insurance coverage is mandated by the University. The insurance must cover all costs related to treatment of illnesses, injury and death caused by accidents, and/or disasters during your stay in Korea. The proof of insurance should include your name and coverage in English. KMU is not

orientation day. 3. Medical Certificate All students must submit a Medical Certificate (Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B tests should be included) to be signed by a licensed health professional and should be provided at the orientation day. If not you will be requested to undergo a medical examination at a medical center designated by KMU. In this case, the cost of the examination will be shouldered by the student (estimated cost 15,000 Won = $15). Please notify the International Office if you have a documented medical condition, which necessitates living off-campus, so we can help find accommodation for you.


2,260,000 Won

- These amounts are only an average and are calculated based on the exchange rate, 1,000 KRW = 1.00 USD - The fees and expenses listed above are estimated and are subject to change.

Step 2

5. Before Departure Checklist ☐ Valid passport including visa

Arriving in Korea

☐ Arrange Insurance ☐ Proof of sufficient financial means (for visa purposes)


☐ Undertake medical Examinations

Your point of arrival in South Korea will most likely be either Incheon International Airport or

☐ Arrangement of Accommodation

Gimhae International Airport. When you show your passport to the immigration officers, you

☐ Book your travel ticket ☐ Inform the KMU International Office and your buddy at Keimyung University of your arrival date and time (Tell your buddy when you arrive, and how to recognize and contact you upon arrival).

may be asked why you have come to South Korea and also whether you have enough money to cover your costs here. You will avoid some delays if you have all your papers ready, such as your passport with visa and documents indicating your official acceptance at Keimyung University as a student.

6. What to bring: Bring along some of the things you feel you can’t do without or know you will miss. Even if they are available here, you might not find them right away and this way you know you’ll have a supply, at least for a while. Of course this may vary depending on your personal needs. - Food: If you have any special dietary needs, bring your own supplies. - Medicine: If possible, bring a semester’s supply of any prescription drugs you are taking. It’s also a good idea to bring some first aid supplies. You may find that medicines in Korea will have different names or brands to the ones you use back home. If you are used to a specific brand of multi-vitamins bring your own as well. - Electronics: If you bring electronics from home, remember, the voltage in Korea is 220 (in the US its 110), and the plug shapes are different.

You'll need a

converter or an adapter. 7. Upon Arrival Checklist: ☐ Passport with visa ☐ 6 Photos - 5 pcs. (3cm X 4cm) photo size for student ID card, etc. - 1 pc. (3.5cm X 4.5cm) photo size for Alien Registration Card ※ Colored photograph of face, front view, on white background, taken within past six months

Arrival at Incheon International Airport

☐ Sufficient funds

After you arrive at Incheon International Airport, there are three main ways to continue your

- Dormitory fee

journey to Daegu. Incheon Airport is well sign posted, so it will not be a problem to find

- 20,000 wons for Alien Registration Card

the right way.

- Extra Cash for personal needs and/or credit card ☐ Proof of Health Insurance

1. From Incheon Airport to Daegu by Plane

☐ Medical Certificate

All international flights arrive at Incheon International Airport (IIA) except certain flights from

☐ Important Addresses and Telephone numbers (e.g. Contact details of your buddy,

Japan and China. From IIA, you can either take a connecting flight to Daegu. It takes only

phone numbers of KMU international office, your Embassy etc.)

one hour to Daegu International Airport from Incheon by plane.

2. From Incheon Airport to Daegu by Train

International Airport. Please make sure to arrange pick-up with your buddy so that

Take a shuttle from IIA to Seoul Train Station (60-min.). The high-speed KTX train from

your buddy can be ready to pick you up when you arrive in Daegu.

Seoul to Daegu takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, 3 hours and 20 minutes by the Saemaeul train, and 4 hours by the Mugunghwa, the slower train. - There are two train stations in Daegu: Daegu Station, near downtown; and Dongdaegu

From Dong-Daegu to KeimyungUniversity

Station, located in the eastern part of Daegu. To get from these stations to Keimyung University, see the information in the following section.

1. Subway:

- Please note that the Saemaul train and KTX only stop at Dongdaegu Station.

Take the subway train in Dong-daegu subway station and take the train going to Daegok

- You can purchase a ticket at the Railroad Travel Information Center at IIA

(RED LINE) and do not forget to transfer at Banwoldang Station and take the train going to

- Location: Passenger Terminal 1st floor, next to exit 7 at IIA

Munyang (GREEN LINE) and get off at Keimyung University or Gangchang Station (see

- Business hours: 9:00∼21:00 every day


- Phone: 02-3149-2973/032-741-7788 3. From Incheon Airport to Daegu by Express Bus It takes 5 hours and 30 min. to Dongdaegu Express Bus Terminal. - Location: Bus Stop No. 10C in front of the Passenger Terminal Building - Departure times: 06:40, 07:20, 07:50, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:10, 10:40, 11:20, 11:50, 12:20, 12:50, 13:30, 13:50, 14:10, 14:50, 15:40, 16:20, 17:00, 17:20, 17:40, 18:10, 18:40, 19:10, 19:20, 19:40, 20:10, 20:40, 21:10 (22:00, 22:30 late night bus) - You may purchase a bus ticket and information at the passenger terminal arrival floor by the Transportation Information counter located at exit 2, 4, 9 and 13.

Arrival at Busan International Airport After your arrival at Busan Airport, there are several ways to get to Daegu. 1. By Express Bus: The easiest option is by express bus. There is a direct bus right at the Gimhae International terminal to Dongdaegu Station. It takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes, which will cost you around approximately 8000 Won (USD 8). 2. By Train: The nearest train station from Gimhae International Airport is Gupo which is served by KTX and local Mugunhwa trains. It will cost you around 10,000 Won (USD10). Useful Websites: - Incheon International Airport: - Korail: - Korean Air: - Asiana Airline: ※ In some case, booking reservations for express bus or train tickets may not be available from abroad. If so, you may purchase local transportation to Daegu at the

2. TAXI It is always more comfortable to take a taxi if you have a lot of baggage to carry. When you go out from the terminal you can easily take a taxi. (Taxi ranks are outside the main terminal exit to the left) Taxis are plentiful and relatively cheap in Korea. In the daytime, a taxi would cost you around 15,000 Won from Dongdaegu to Keimyung University, depending on traffic etc. Be aware that after midnight the fare goes up.

Here are a few helpful

phrases that you can use. ▶ Please go to Keimyung University Seongseo Campus. 성서 계명대학교에 가주세요. Sung-suh Keimyung dae-hak-kyo-eh gaju-seh-yo. ▶ Please go to Keimyung University Seongseo Campus Dormitory. 성서 계명대학교 기숙사에 가주세요.

Sung-suh Keimyung dae-hak-kyo gee-sook-sa-eh gaju-seh-yo.

▶ Please go to Keimyung University Seongseo Campus Main Gate. 성서 계명대학교 정문에 가주세요.

All in all a buddy is supposed to help you get started at your university, the city of Daegu and getting accustomed to Korean life.

Sung-suh Keimyung dae-hak-kyo jung-moon-eh gaju-seh-yo. You can definitely ask your buddy anything related to Keimyung and your Korean life. They ▶ Please stop here. 여기서 세워주세요.Yeo-gi-seo seh-weoju-seh-yo.

will also assist you with everything from A to Z in adjusting to your life at KMU and Korea. So, do not hesitate to contact your buddy anytime anywhere.

▶ Please go straight. 똑바로가세요. Dok-bah-ro ga-seh-yo.

Arriving at Keimyung University When you arrived at Keimyung University, your buddy will help you to go to the dormitory

▶ Please turn right. 오른쪽으로가세요. Oh-run-jok-uh-ro ga-seh-yo. ▶ Please turn left. 왼쪽으로가세요.Wehn-jok-uh-ro ga-seh-yo.

and find your room. You can also visit the International Office at 동영관(국제교육센터) Dongyoung Hall (International Education Center) room 120. Alien Registration Card As said before, you will need to apply for an alien registration card for your stay longer than 90 days. Upon your arrival in Daegu, the KMU International Office will inform you

Buddy Program

about this procedure and what documents you need. You will be asked to fill up the

The Buddy program matches new international students with Korean students to initiate

application form. The International Office will help you with all the procedures but you may

friendships and begin cultural exchanges. The program aims to minimize feelings of

need to bring some documents such as:

loneliness and isolation among international students and to help them adapt to their new

- Certificate of Enrollment

life. Each semester there are welcoming and farewell parties held at the International

- Passport

Lounge to allow people to meet up and say their farewells until the next time they meet.

- Application form - Application fee (USD 20)

As it was mentioned before in this chapter you will be supported by a buddy before, upon

- 1 Photo taken within 6 months, (3.5cm X 4.5cm)

and after arrival in Deagu. But who are these buddies? And what can you expect from them? Buddies are Korean students currently enrolled in Keimyung University. As they have

You can find additional information at under the immigration section. You

been studying at Keimyung University, they know how to go around the campus and around

can also call the immigration hotline on 1345 for any questions concerning your visa matters

Daegu. And with their help, you will be able to adapt faster to this different culture.

or any related concerns. An English service is available.

You’re buddy helps you with…

The International Office will arrange a date for the immigration trip where all the new

- Picking you up from Daegu International Airport, Dong- daegu or Daegu Station,

international students can apply for their alien registration card. In the case that a student

Dong-Daegu Express Bus Terminal

could not join that trip, then he or she must apply by him or herself as soon as possible.

- Opening a Daegu Bank Account - Paying the Dormitory fee

Getting to the Immigration Office

- Finishing Registration at Keimyung University

The subway is the easiest way to get to the Immigration Office. The Daegu Immigration

- Getting a campus tour

Office is located near Dongchon Subway Station Line 1. You will need to take Line 2 and

- Explaining how to use Keimyung University Learning website (where you can check your

transfer to line 1 at Banwoldang. At Banwoldang take 1 heading to Ansim. Get off at


DongchonStation which is eight stops from Banwoldang.

- Where to find specific places you’re looking for

Go straight out of exit 1 to the big intersection and cross the street. Turn left, walk down

- Learning some useful Korean expressions

about 100 meters and you will soon see a white building on your right just past a hospital. This is the Daegu Immigration Office. (When you get inside, turn right into an open office, take a ticket from the machine, take a seat and wait for your turn.)

Upon Arrival 1. Accommodation: Where to stay It is very likely that the Keimyung International Office has already arranged accommodation for you. If this is not the case, please contact the International Office.

Student ID card and Bank Account Registration The International Office will help you to apply for the student ID card and Bank Account. Here are the basic requirements you need: - A copy of your passport - Application form You can get the application form from the Bank or at the International office. - 5 Photos(3cm X 4cm) The application form is usually in Korean, therefore your buddy or our staff will help you to fill out the form. You need to open a savings account at the Daegu Bank located on the ground floor of the Graduate School Building next to Seongeo Campus’ East gate. Please visit the International Office for more information regarding a Student ID card and Bank Account Registration.

Drinking Water It is recommended to use bottled water for cooking and drinking.

There is a filtered water

dispenser on each floor of the dormitories.

Key and Door Card Key You can pick up your key from the guard office at the residence gate when you arrive. Remember to keep the front door card key with you whenever you go out.


3. Cell Phones

The telephone inside your room will work only for on-campus telephones numbers. You can

Most foreign cell phones will not work in Korea.

arrange with the Housing Office to have the phone enabled with normal connectivity.There is

Alien Registration card.

a payphone on the second floor of the Housing Office.

speaker with you to help you. You can also ask your buddy for further assistance.

You can purchase a phone card at

You cannot buy a cell phone without your

Cell phone stores are easy to find but it is best to take a Korean

the small shop on the same floor


4. Subway and Transportation Card

There is a communal laundry room on each and every floor. The laundry is coin operated,


and relatively inexpensive (100 Won per 15 minutes). The dormitory laundry machines do

While there is a comprehensive bus system covering nearly every part of Daegu, the

not fully dry clothes. Dry cleaning is readily available off campus.

subway is the easiest way to get around Daegu.


There are two subway lines in Daegu.

Line 2 (green line) stops at Keimyung University

There are recycling bins outside the front door. Please take the time to separate your

Seongseo Campus and runs east to west across the city.

garbage. Here in Korea, it is usual to also put out food waste. Anything except orange

most often.

peels can be put into the little red buckets next to the rest of the recycling.

This is the line that you will use

Line 1 (red line) runs from the northeast corner of the city to the southwest

corner and goes near Keimyung University Daemyung Campus.

You can transfer from Line

1 to Line 2 at Banwoldang Station in the heart of the downtown shopping and entertainment

Other Amenities


There is a small convenience store that carries basic necessities and an internet café on the second floor of the housing office building.

2. Internet Access Internet access via LAN is available in the dormitory rooms. However, before using it you will have to get the LAN cable from the assistant from each hall (dormitory). There are also wireless hotspots throughout the campus but you will need your student identification number and password, which you should receive from the International Office. Note that there is wireless available in the dormitories. There are PCs available for public use on the 2nd floor of the Housing Office until 11 pm. Additional PCs are available in the International Lounge on the 1st floor of New Bauer Hall. Internet cafés PC Bangs are generally plentiful in every neighborhood. You can easily recognize the sign PC 방. They are cheap and have high-speed internet connections and

Inside any subway station you will find a ticket machine near the gate.

For 1,200Won you

reliable up-to-date equipment.

will receive a small token which you scan as you enter the subway gate and deposit into

All faculty offices have high-speed internet access.

can purchase a re-chargeable bus and subway fare card also called as the Transportation

the slot as you exit the gate at the end of your ride. Card at the station office for 2,000Won.

If you use the subway often, you

Using this card lowers the price of a single ride to

1,100 Won. You can also transfer within 30 minutes from the subway to the bus (or the bus to the subway) without paying an additional fare.

5. Smart-phones and Kakaotalk

At the Cash Register

It is recommended, if you havea smart-phone, to download the most popular messaging

You will be asked if you want a bag.

application in Korea, Kakao talk, to easily get connected to your buddies and to your future

extra. You may pay by cash, domestic, or foreign credit card. When you use a credit or

friends in Korea.

debit card in Korea, you may be asked if you want to pay the charge in one or more payments.

6. Cafeterias and Restaurants

This is a common question.

If you get a bag you will be charged a few won

You can agree and gesture “1” and then sign for

your purchase.

On campus there are several student cafeterias and one faculty/staff cafeteria. The most central and easiest to use is on the second floor of New Bauer Hall. There is a small food

Heading Home

court with four eateries and an espresso shop. Be aware that student cafeterias can be

You can take the subway back to campus.

confusing for those unfamiliar with the ordering system and who cannot read Korean. Most

that you get on the subway heading towards Munyang.

Because the platform is in the center, be sure

meals will be less than 5,000 Won. Off campus there are hundreds of small and medium sized restaurants with the greatest


concentrations across the street from East Gate and South Gate.

With heavy bags many people prefer to take a taxi home. will see a taxi stand immediately in front of the store. Won.

7. Groceries and Sundries There are many small supermarkets near campus. want




When you leave Homeplus you The ride should be about 6,000



When you first arrive you will probably




supermarket, to get personal items, linens, dishes and groceries.




Within the Homeplus

building there is also a large food court, a McDonald’s, and a Popeye’s Chicken.

8. Banking Most ATMs have English language menus available.

Please note that most ATMs in Korea,

unlike in the West, are closed at night, usually at 11pm but no later than midnight, and reopen the following morning. There are ATMs available in various places throughout the campus (see map).

Homeplus is located on the subway at Yongsan station.

All of the

ATMs on campus are Daegu Bank machines. The shortest route to the subway is a set of steps heading down the hill near the residence

There are three bank machines on campus that will accept foreign debit cards with the



Go down the steps, turn left and follow the small road.

grocery store. subway station.

You will pass a small

Continue past it towards the main road and you will find the Gangchang It should take about 10 minutes to go from the residence area to the

subway station. Be careful in wet weather, the steps can be slippery. To get to Homeplus enter the subway going towards YeungnamUniversity.

It is 4 stops

from Gangchang to Yongsan station where Homeplus is located (about a 10 minute ride). Get off at Yongsan station and take exit 1.

They are located at the following locations:

The second floor of the Housing

Office, next to the convenience store; the first floor of the main Administration Building; and at the East Gate branch of Daegu Bank.

If you have difficulty using Daegu Bank ATMs, the Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) may be a

9. Post Office

good alternative.

There is a post office on campus in Old Bauer Hall (see map).

(subway line 2). left.

The KEB nearest campus is outside Seongseo Industrial Complex As you leave exit 8, walk straight for about 2 minutes.

It will be on your

Many convenience stores have ATMs that may accept your foreign debit cards.

for the CirrusorPlus logo above the ATM machine.


Friday, 9am – 5pm.

It is open Monday through

The post office near Seongseo Industrial Complex subway station,

across from KEB bank is also open on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm.

Korea Post provides a

very reliable overnight service, EMS, if you need to send documents home quickly. 10. Medical If you are feeling ill when you arrive there is a small medical clinic on campus (located in Old Bauer Hall)

Its hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

During regular business

hours, or for serious illness, contact Dongsan Hospital International Clinic at (053)250-7993 or (053)250-8287. They speak English and will set up appointments for you and will help you during the appointment.

Dongsan Hospital is located near subway Line 2, Seomun

Market subway stop, exit 5. For Dongsan Hospital’s English website, go to www.dsmc.or.krand click on “English.”

For emergencies there are closer hospitals and you can call 119 to request an ambulance. If you require a medical check before you get your Alien Registration Card, call the International Clinic at Dongsan Hospital (053) 250-7993 and they will arrange it for you. Take your passport with you.You will be charged for this check-up. 11. What to expect in class? Teaching and Learning Styles/Methods Teaching and learning styles/methods in Korea are somewhat different from what you are accustomed to at your home institution. Many professors use the teaching format of lecture with little interactions between students and the professor. Group presentations serve usually as a platform for students to express their opinions and stimulate group interactions. The average class size is about 30 students. Expect these differences. Take up the challenges of this different classroom culture.

Use of English


Expect language differences and difficulties. Many of the classes in which you enroll will be


taught by Korean professors who will use English as the medium of instruction. Keimyung


(Grade Point Average) 4.50

University usually offers 400 classes taught in English each semester.







12. Things to know for your course selections - Credits Full time students need to register a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 20 credits in each semester. A full-time academic load is 36 credits for an academic year. Overloads are not usually permitted for international students. One-credit is equivalent to 1 hour of class study or two 2 hours of laboratory classes per week. - Class Requirements Students are required to take Korean Language Practiceasa Required Course. The placement interview in Korean is required for those students who have previous knowledge of the Korean language. According to the test result, students may be placed either in KLP(2), Intermediate level or KLP(3), Advanced Level. Those students who do not have any knowledge of the Korean language will be placed in KLP (1) class, the introductory level. - Drop/Add Courses Changing courses is allowed within the first week of each semester. No change of course enrollment will be permitted after the first week. - Audit Students may enroll for some courses on an audit basis by obtaining permission from the instructor of the course. Enrollment on an audit basis will not lead to academic credit, nor will it appear on the transcript. - Transcript A copy of the student's "Transcript Certificate" will be issued and sent to the students' home institution free of charge by the International Center before the following dates. ▷ First Semester (Spring Semester): July 15





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* F grades will not appear on your certificate of transcript. - Class Attendance Students must be careful to give attention to class attendance. Unapproved, excessive absenteeism can get the students into trouble academically. Class attendance is required. A student reported to have been absent without approval during the semester for more than 1/3 of the class will receive an “F” grade for the subject. If absence is due to conditions beyond students’ control a formal excuse letter or written explanation must be presented to the professor for approval.

13. Emergency Contact Information Contact Persons Mr. Sangsoo, Shin International Students Mr. Youn-Seok, Lee (Chris) Europe, America, EU ICI, ISEP Mr. Hyun Wook,Cho Asia and Africa, ACUCA Ms. Bo-Ra, Kim Russia, Central Asia

- Grading System Grades are evaluated with the combination of attendance(10-20%),coursework(20-30%), mid and/or final examination(50-70%) with a total of 100%



▷ Second Semester (Fall Semester): January 15 ▷ Full Year: after each semester

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- Website: Keimyung University address: 1095 Dalgubeol-daero, Daegu 701-704,Seongso Campus,South Korea Tel: +82-53-580-5114

15. Campus Locations

Mail Collection:

Seongseo Campus

Your mail will be available from the mailboxes on the wall at the ground floor of each building of the dormitory. You should arrange for your mail to be addressed as follows: o Name o Room Number o Myunggyo Dormitory o Keimyung University o 1095 Dalgubeoldaero, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu, Korea 704-701 14. Basic Korean Phrases - Greetings and Common courtesy ■ I'm glad to meet you.

만나서 반가워요.

[Manna seo ban ga weoyo]

■ Thank you.


[Kam sa ham ni da]

■ You're welcome


[Cheon man hae yo]

■ Excuse me.


[Shil le-ham ni da]

■ I'm sorry.


[Mi an-ham ni da]

- Shopping ■ How much is it?


[Eol ma yejo?]

■ What's this?

이것은 무엇입니까?

[Igeosun muo shim ni kka?]

■ That's too expensive.

너무 비싸요.

[Neo mu bissa yo]

■ Please give it to me.


[Ju s eyo]

- Eating Out ■ Please bring me the menu

메뉴 좀 주세요.

[Menu jom ju se yo.]

■ The bill please

계산서 주세요

[Ge san seo ju se yo]

■ I will have Bulgogi

불고기를 먹겠어요.

[Bulgogi-reul mok ge sseo yo]

- Places ■ Airport


[Gong hang]

■ Station


■ Bank


[Eun Haeng]

■ Restroom


[Hwa jang sil]

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본관 Main Administration Building 전산교육원 Computer Center 사회관 College of Social Sciences 바우어관 Bauer Hall - Student Union Building 종합지원실 Information & Service Center 영암관 College of Education College of Humanities 7. 백은관 College of Natural Sciences 8. 제1학생관 1st Student Union Building 9. 제2학생관 2nd Student Union Building 10. 의과대학 College of Medicine 11. 노천강당 Open Amphitheater 12. 국제관 International House 13. 명교생활관 Student Dormitory 14. 아담스채플 Adams Chapel 15. 동산도서관 Dongsan Library 16. 한학촌 Keimyung Hanhakchon 17. 의양관 College of Business Administration 18. 스미스관 College of International Studies 19. 학군단 R.O.T.C

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체육관 College of Physical Education 산학협력단 행소박물관 Hengso Museum 쉐턱관 College of Law and Police Sciences 오산관 College of Environment Sciences 공학관 College of Engineering 계명문화대학 Keimyung Junior College 태권도센터 Taekwondo Center 정문 Main Gate 동문 East Gate 남문 South Gate 대운동장 Athletic Field 첨단산업지원센터 TMR Center 동영관 Center for International Education 음악공연예술대학 College of Music and Performing Arts 복지관 Student Welfare Center 첨단건설재료 실험센터 COMTEC 동천관 Graduate School 건축대학 College of Architecture

Daemyung Campus

1. 대명본관 Daemyung Main Administration Building 2. 비사관 College of Music and Performing Arts 3. 제2음악관 Practice Rooms(College of Music) 4. 수산관 College of Media Arts 5. 동서문화관 East-West Cultural Center 6. 대명바우어관 Daemyung Bauer Hall 7. 감부열관 Campbell Hall 8. 윌슨관(미술대학) College of Fine Arts 9. 아담스관 College of Fine Arts (Adams Hall)

How to get to Seongseo campus

10. 대명쉐턱관 College of Fashion 11. 노천강당 Open Amphitheater 12. 대명동산도서관 Daemyung Dongsan Library 13. 백학관 Baekhak Hall 14. 디자인 산업진흥센터 Promotion Center of Design Industry 15. 디지털 산업진흥원 Digital Industrial Development Center 16. 운동장 Playground 17. 정문 Main Gate 18. 후문 Gate

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