Message from Dean for International Affairs

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Message from
Dean for
International Affairs

Welcome to the website of the Office of International Affairs at Chonnam National University (“CNU”). Since its foundation in 1952, CNU has been the proud center for the region’s globalization efforts. Now, CNU is a home to some 1,800 international students from every corner of the world, and it sends and receives more than 1,200 students every year through partnerships with some 450 universities in 57 different countries.

CNU also has outstanding Korean language programs operated by its Language Education Center, teaching the Korean language to some 1,300 students annually. CNU also has several CNU Centers and CNU Korean Programs overseas in China and Vietnam. It also recently opened its first satellite office in the State of New Jersey in the U.S.

New comers to CNU will be welcomed with its complementary Korean language programs. Undergraduate freshmen students will be given an opportunity to stay in our beautiful Yeosu campus (located in the beautiful harbor city of Yeosu, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea) for one year, participating a one-year long Korean language and culture programs. The credits the freshmen earn through such programs will be counted toward their graduation credit requirements. New exchange students and new graduate students likewise will be able to take advantage of Korean programs sponsored by CNU. International students will also be pleasantly surprised by the various scholarship opportunities available to them, on top of CNU’s truly affordable tuitions.

Again, welcome to CNU. We at the OIA will provide you with the support you need when you are in a new environment. Our doors are always open to you, and we are here to support your transition to a new life in Gwangju and Yeosu.
We are positive that any experience you will have with CNU is going to remain in your hearts as happy memories throughout your lives. Thanks again for choosing CNU as the beginning of new chapter in your history.

Kiseok Moon

Dean for International Affairs Director of Language Education Center Professor of Law