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Check in at Gonzaga Dormitory
Make sure to check in at Gonzaga Dormitory during the designated date and time as announced on the exchange students' predeparture handbook.
Call or Email Home
Be sure to contact your family back home to let them know that you have arrived safely to Sogang University.
Orientation by the Office of Gonzaga Hall
There will be an orientation held by the Office of Gonzaga Hall during the check in date. All residents must attend the orientation as the rules and regulations of the dormitory will be provided. The orientation date will be posted on the notice boards of Gonzaga Dormitory.
Orientation by the Office of International Affairs (OIA)
There will be an orientation held by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) usually a day before each semester begins. It is imperative that each student attend the orientation as it is the first official meeting with the OIA and other exchange students, and important academic information will be provided.
Check Your Course Registration at SAINT Portal
Before the first day of the semester, you must check your course registration and classrooms at SAINT Portal (https://saint.sogang.ac.kr/irj/portal). The ID and password will be written on the Exchange Student Orientation Handbook, which will be given at the orientation. You can find how to check your course registration at the notice board of the OIA website.
Submit a Proof of Health Insurance to the OIA
If you have not yet submitted a proof of health insurance to the OIA before your arrival at Sogang University, you must submit a photocopy of your health insurance to the OIA within the first few days after the semester starts.
Apply for Alien Registration (AR) Card
All exchange students must apply for Alien Registration (AR) Card after your arrival at Sogang University. According to the Immigration Law, all foreign residents in Korea must apply for Alien Registration at the Immigration Office within 90 days from the day of their arrival. Since each semester is about 15-16 weeks long, you must apply for AR Card. Information on how to apply and where to receive AR card from will be announced at the orientation.
Open a Bank Account
You can open a Korean bank account after your arrival at Sogang University. To pay mobile phone bills and other expenses, opening a Korean bank account may be more convenient than using a bank account from your home country. In order to open a bank account, you must bring your passport and a certificate of enrollment (available at the OIA after the semester begins). Ask your Sogang Buddy to help you open a bank account at the on-campus bank branch.