South Korea

Our exchange partner in South Korea is Kyung Hee University’s Seoul campus, which offers English courses to BSU students.

Student Exchange

Bemidji State University and Kyung Hee University, Seoul Campus, South Korea, offer the opportunity for a semester-long education abroad experience as an exchange student.

Admissions and Eligibility

Each institution will determine its own method of selecting students for the exchange program and determine how each student is likely to benefit from a particular course of study at the host institution. Equivalency between courses and programs will be agreed upon in advance for each student for the purpose of awarding academic credit.

Exchange students will be permitted to enroll in courses and programs at the host institution for which they are qualified with the exception of those courses in which places may not be available due to enrollment limitations. Enrollment in ESL courses at BSU by KHU students will be determined by the student’s performance on the English language assessment administered during the orientation session.

The program is based initially on the principles of a direct annual one-to-one exchange of students. Some latitude may be provided in allowing for unequal exchange of students as long as the total number of students is relatively equal over a period of five years. Once BSU names a student to attend KHU as an exchange participant, KHU will then select their exchange student to attend BSU.

Tuition and Fees

Each student will pay tuition and fees to their home institution as well as such ancillary charges that may be charged by that institution.  Exchange students are subject to the same requirements for admission and academic performance expectations as established by the host institution.


The host institution will help arrange accommodations for visiting students.  Students will be required to live in on-campus housing if available. Students will be responsible for submitting the on-campus housing applications and for the cost of accommodations. The universities will also provide meal option information.  The student will be responsible for all food and travel costs.

Health Insurance

Each student shall comply with the host school’s requirement for evidence of language proficiency. Each exchange student must make arrangements for health/hospitalization insurance while they are the host institution.

  • KHU students studying at BSU will be required to purchase the health insurance plan provided by the health insurance provider contracted by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).
  • BSU students studying at KHU must purchase the education abroad health insurance provider contracted by MnSCU.


Students must agree to authorize their host institution to send official transcripts to their home institution upon completion of the academic program. Both institutions shall make available information on academic policies and procedures, academic program offerings, on-campus housing accommodations, calendars and schedules.

Visit Kyung Hee University for more information on their program offerings and to access the application to attend KHU.

BSU students interested in participating in this exchange program need to complete an Application to Participate as an Exchange Student at Kyung Hee University.


Kyung Hee South Korea Student Application


Cherish Hagen-Swanson
International Program Center
Bemidji State University
Deputy Hall 111
(218) 755-4096