California Colleges for International Education (CCIE) has been awarded Full scholarships for Spring Semester 2015 to study at Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges.  Santa Monica College is a CCIE member college, making our students eligible to apply for this opportunity.


CCIE has been awarded Full scholarships for Fall Semester 2016 to study at Soonchunhyang University in Korea. These scholarships for only for students from CCIE member colleges (SMC is a member) who are current with their dues. The scholarship includes the following:

  • Tuition

  • airfare (up to $ 700). Students must buy their own tickets. When they arrive in Korea, there will be a bank account already in their name with half of the airfare amount reimbursed for their initial living expenses. When they complete the program, they will receive the second half of this money.

  • room/board (not meals, books or daily expenses)

  • weekly living expense support of 150,000 W (approximately $ 100). It is suggested that students bring with them $ 100 - $ 200 for the first few weeks, especially if they want to travel prior to the beginning of school.

Students take courses in the Korean Language; Korean Cultural Experience and Heritage; Social & Cultural History of Korea; Korean/American Relations; Korean Political Economy; Korean Business and Economics; Understanding Korean Education; Comparative Family Systems. In addition, students will spend 15 hours per week in the "cultural and language ambassador" program in which they converse with Korean students studying at Soonchunhyang University and share cultural information. Academic credits offered by Soonchunhyang University, which is a fully accredited university. Students DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY KOREAN TO APPLY.T

his is not a group study abroad program, but rather an individually designed program and as such, medical insurance must be obtained privately by an international insurance provider before arrival on campus. Your study abroad advisor on campus will be able to assist you with these criteria.

Soonchunhyang University was founded in 1978 and offers undergraduate programs in 5 colleges: Humanities; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Engineering and Medicine; and Graduate programs in 3 schools: Graduate School; School of Education and School of Industrial information. The university is located in Central West Coast of South Korea and is located nearby famous resort destinations and cultural attractions. There is a custom of consuming alcohol, sometimes in excess, including in the dormitories on Korean campuses.

For an application, please contact Rosalind Raby at

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