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Northwest Missouri State University

Asia Program

General Information

Our Asia Program includes five universities in three different countries, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Those universities are

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Information Systems
  • Communications


The courses offered at these universities are all taught in English. It is recommended that in addition to regular courses the student follows a language for an easier transition.


Tuition is paid to Northwest. Housing and meals are paid to the institution abroad. Ulsan University provides free housing and a monthly $270 meal stipend.

Sophia University

Requirement(s): Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Web Site: Homepage | English Version

About Sophia University

More than fifty nationalities attend Sophia. The campus population is about 11,900 students with scholars from over 20 countries. Curriculum is set up for specialization or general education. International awareness, Christian principles, and high academic standards exist at Sophia.


All courses offered to exchange students are offered in English. There are also intensive Japanese language courses offered for survival outside of the university.


Sophia university offers three types of housing.

  1. Japanese Family Homestay
  2. Dormitory -- men's or women's (6 to choose from)
  3. Apartment-style Facility -- Azalea house (most of the people who stay here are exchange students) or Kashiyama Scholarship Hall

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Kainan University

Location: Kainan, Taiwan (less than one hour from Taipai, Taiwan's capital)
Web Site: Homepage | English Version

About Kainan

Kainan University is located on a beautiful campus that encompasses an environmental appeal. It has very modern and high-tech facilities offering wireless internet access all throughout campus and updated athletic facilities.


Courses are taught in English. Language centers are also available to teach languages such as Chinese, Hakka and Japanese.


Kainan provides on-campus and off-campus dormitories, which are also very modern in design and operations.

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Kyung Hee University

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Web Site: Homepage | English Version

About Kyung Hee

Kyung Hee University established the United Nations International Day of Peace and received the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. It has 3 campuses in Seoul, Suwon and Gwangeung and has 30,000 students. It offers state of the art facilities with modern design.


Courses are taught in English. Language courses are also available for survival outside of the university. If a student has enough Korean language proficiency, he or she can take regular academic courses with other Korean students.


Kyung Hee offers a guaranteed placement in a dormitory, either on the Seoul Campus or Suwon Campus depending on the student's major. Learn More »

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Ulsan University

Location: Ulsan, South Korea
Web Site: Homepage | English Version

Under our exchange program, Ulsan University offers FREE housing.

Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship that provides:

Students participating in the scholarship program are required to offer English language tutor lessons 10 hours per week to college level Korean students. Being a native English speaker is a requirement for this scholarship.

About Ulsan

Ulsan is a newly established metropolitan area with a population of about 1 million. The university offers courses in almost every major, and also offers general education requirements. The campus is very modern and up to date, also offering many extracurricular activities. The University of Ulsan sets its goals based on its motto: UOU is leading the way towards new horizons: truth + service + free will. It was founded by Hyundai Automobile Company and is now known as one of the best private universities in Korea. Hyundai Heavy Industries is also the official sponsor of UOU. Like Northwest Missouri State University, UOU has an arboretum which stretches across campus.

Summer Program at Ulsan University available.


Courses are taught in English. Intensive language courses are also offered. In the summer, an intense Korean culture and language course is also offered.


Each student will be accommodated in a newly-built university dormitory with up-to-date facilities, including internet, a cafeteria, a café-like lobby, a library, table tennis and a gym which hosts many activities and a swimming pool.

Examples of Courses Offered

Come to Study Abroad office to find complete descriptions of each course.

  • Principles of Economics (micro)
  • Principles of Economics (macro)
  • Japan and the World: Business and Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Computer for Business and Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Economic Analysis (micro)
  • Marketing
  • Economic Policy
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Economic Development
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economic Statistics
  • International Marketing
  • International Business
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Quantitative Approaches to Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • The Rise of the Japanese Industry
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Seminar in Business
  • International Investments
  • Business and Economic Forecasting
  • Futures and Options
  • Corporate Accounting and Reporting
  • Sociology
  • Information System
  • Advertising and Promotion

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Yonsei University

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Web Site: Homepage | English Version

About Yonsei

Yonsei is set on 250 wooded acres in western Seoul on the former site of a Yi Dynasty royal palace and is home of studies for 45,000 enrolled students, which have been recruited from the top 2% of high school graduates throughout Korea. Yonsei offers many types of facilities including on-site counseling centers, fitness centers & gymnasiums, an observatory and much more! There are 12 different locations for dining on campus and over 48 clubs to choose from. About 2/3 of Yonsei's faculty has obtained a doctorate from the U.S.


Yonsei University has two residence halls: The International House and the Mu-ak House. Both are located on campus. Internet is also provided in every room. Off-campus housing is also available. Learn More »

Areas of Course Study

Additional information about the courses in each area of study are available online. Learn More »

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