Dear aska,Me again! I wonder if you notice that some people ask you questions more than once :$Anyways, I was wondering if you could go on exchange for 2nd year rather than 3rd.I REALLY want to go to Korea for 2nd year because my friends in Korea will leave to the army by 3rd year..I checked online and it said you need at least 4.0 credits.. and I don’t know what that means.Thanks for your time!Over-Excited Korean Girl
i occasionally recognize names, but honestly, you give me more credit than you really should. i mean, i count it an achievement if i get on the right train in the morning. i’m not the brightest bulb in the registrar’s office, is what i’m saying, and that’s just something i have to deal with. still, i’m happy you find aska useful enough to come back to! it’s like the second date i’ve always dreamed about.
i don’t know where you heard that you can’t go on exchange in second year, because you only need to have completed 4.0 credits to be eligible. what that means is really simple: one full-year course is worth 1.0 credits. so 4.0 credits is just the equivalent of four full-year courses (or eight half-year ones). full-time students complete between 4.0 and 6.0 (usually 5.0) credits in their first year, meaning that you should be eligible to go in second year. woo!
there are some other requirements, of course: you need at least a 2.25 CGPA, but that’s about it. as long as you’re a pretty good student and you properly fill out all the required application documents, you should be set for 2nd year. Also, here are all the partner institutions in Korea to take a look at – when you apply, you should know where you want to go and be able to explain to the school how it will be helpful to you. so do a little bit of research before you apply!
best of luck, and i hope you keep coming back for more ASKA ACTION. YEAH.