Welcome to Sungkyunkwan University's (SKKU)
International Summer Semester (ISS) !
As one of Asia’s oldest yet most cutting-edge research universities, SKKU connects the past, present, and future through a unique balance of tradition and innovation. In the pursuit of becoming a world-renowned university, the ISS has become an important channel of global academic exchange since its establishment in 2008.
By offering the most comprehensive and innovative program in Korea, the ISS has attracted thousands of students interested in looking beyond borders. The ISS has become one of the most successful and diverse summer programs in Asia, receiving 1,434 students from 40 different countries (104 institutions) in 2019.
I am certain that the ISS is a truly unique and fun summer experience. The ISS provides not only excellent academic programs, but also helps students take a journey of personal and collaborative discovery by taking place in the historical city of Seoul.
This summer I invite you to become a part of SKKU’s 600+ year legacy. Experience the diversity and dynamism of Asia first-hand and discover Seoul, one of the world’s greatest cities. The Korean and international students as well as the faculty that you will meet here will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to broaden your horizons and to make new and lasting friendships.
President Dong-Ryeol SHINSungkyunkwan University