Program FAQs

Program FAQs

What Is An Exchange?

An exchange gives you the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at a university or college that has an exchange agreement with Langara College. As an exchange student, you will pay tuition to Langara College and transfer the credits you earn back to your Langara transcript. (Note: The granting of transfer credit will depend on which courses you take at Soonchunhyang. Any transfer credits granted by Langara may not be transferable to other Canadian institutions.)

How Long Is The Exchange?

You can stay for up to three semesters at Soonchunhyang. There are two semesters per year at Soonchunhyang: September through mid-December and March through mid-June. Students need to arrive in Korea for orientation and registration period just before the semester begins.

What Is a Cultural Internship?

Participants in the Soonchunhyang program will be housed in a newly built dormitory called the Global Village. In the Global Village, each international student will share a suite with 10 Korean students and one other international student. Each international student will share a room with one Korean student.

As part of the program, you will be matched with several pairs of Korean students (usually between 4-6 pairs per semester) and you will be required to have one hour of language/cultural exchange with each pair of students each week. The goal of the interaction is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about each others’ cultures and to have an opportunity for language exchange.

How Much Is Tuition?

You will pay fees equivalent to the cost of 12 Langara credits, plus the Student Union Basic fee, the Student Union per Credit fee, and the Capital Building Legacy Fund fee. The exact fee amounts will be those set for the semester in which the student chooses to study at Soonchunhyang.

Accommodation Waiver, Weekly Stipend and Partial Reimbursement of Airfare

In order to help support international students in this program, Soonchunhyang very generously offers the following support to program participants:

  • full waiver of the cost of the dormitory
  • a weekly stipend (for 10 weeks) of approximately CAD $115*
  • a reimbursement of approximately CAD $750* for airfare (this is contingent on successful completion of the program)
* Amounts subject to exchange rate fluctuation

How Will I Select Courses?

Soonchunhyang will provide a list of the courses that will be available to exchange students each semester. International students are required to take a total of 18 or 19 credits as follows:


Cultural Internship Discussion

6 credits

Korean Speaking

3 credits

Korean Writing

3 credits

Cultural course

1 credits

Elective course

3 credits

Elective course

3 credits

Staff at Langara and Soonchunhyang will help you to select appropriate courses. You will register for your courses after you arrive in Korea. To see a list of the courses currently being offered at SCH, please visit this webpage: 

Transfer Credit

To obtain transfer credit for the courses you have taken at Soonchunhyang you will need to submit your SCH transcript and course outlines to Langara. Transfer credit will be determined based on these outlines.

Can I Use A Student Loan?

Yes, if you qualify for a loan it can be used for the exchange program. You may have to arrange for a power of attorney so that your loan can be processed while you are out of the country.

How Do I Qualify?

  • Be registered as a full-time Langara student at the time of application
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.6 for your last full-time semester at Langara (prior to application)
  • Be a Langara student in good standing (i.e. not be subject to academic or non-academic disciplinary proceedings)
  • Maintain the required GPA and good-standing status until departure for the exchange semester
  • Have completed at least one semester at Langara
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

How do I apply?