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International Student Handbook Gyeongsang National University Table of Contents Contacts 1 Foreign Embassy in Republic of Korea 2 7. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 18-19 Welcome Message 3 University Clubs & Societies How to get to GNU 4 Religious Activities About Jinju (City) 5 About GNU Campus 6 8. HEALTH ISSUES 20-21 ※ Campus Map GNU Hospital First-Aid Clinic 1. ADJUSTING TO LIFE IN KOREA 8-9 Health Insurance Climate and Weather Off Campus Facilities Four Seasons 9. GENERAL IMFORMATION 22-26 2. STUDENT SERVICES 10 Post Office General Student Service Center University Address Making Phone Calls 3. ACADEMIC LIFE 10-11 International Driving License GNU Student Card Transportation Academic support Shopping Course Registration Entertainment Grading System National Holidays in Korea Credits Currency Exchange & Money Management Korean Language Course 10. KOREAN ALPHABETS 27 4. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 12 Korean Alphabet: Hangeul Vocabulary 5. FACILITIES ON CAMPUS 13-14 Library 11. IMMGRATION INFORAMTION 28-30 Student Union Building Alien Registration Computer Center D-2 Visa Extension Campus Safety How to get to the Jinju City Hall ※ Korean National Police Agency How to get to the Masan Immigration Office ID Card & Application for Alien Registration Form 6. HOUSING 15-17 Dormitory Housing Appendix Dormitory Meal Schedule Form 1 Immigration Record for International Students Meal Card Form 2 Applications for Alien Registration Food Form 3 Application Form (Changing or Extension of Off-Campus Housing Status) Contacts GNU http://www.gnu.ac.kr International Office Bldg. #1, Room # 219 055)751- 6229 055)751-6228 (FAX) firstname.lastname@example.org http://nongae.gsnu.ac.kr/~gyomu/kookje/ Graduate School Administrative Office Bldg. #1, Room #207 055)751-5089 email@example.com http://nongae.gsnu.ac.kr/~graduate/ International Student Handbook 1 Foreign Embassies in Korea 주한 대사관 Embassy Name Contacts 터키 Embassy of the Republic of Turkey http://turkey.kofa.org 파키스탄 E mb as s y of t h e Is l a mi c R e p u bl i c o f P a kis t a n www.pakistan-korea-trade.org 프랑스 Embassy of France www.ambafrance-kr.org 핀란드 Embassy of Finland 02)732- 6737 필리핀 Embassy of Philippine 02) 732-6737 칠레 Embassy of the Republic of Chile www.echilecor.or.krh 일본 Embassy of Japan http://www.kr.emb-japan.go.jp/ 중국 E mbas s y of the P eopl e's Re publi c of Chi n a www.chinaemb.or.kr 이집트 Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt www.user.chollian.net 우크라이나 Embassy of Ukraine www.ukrembrkb.com 뉴질랜드 Embassy of New Zealand www.nzembassy.com/korea 덴마크 Royal Danish Embassy www.denmark -embassy.or.kr 독일 E mbas s y of th e Fe der al Rep ubl i c of G er man y www.gembassy.or.kr 멕시코 Embassy of Mexico http://www.sre.gob.mx/corea/ 스리랑카 Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of www.srilankaembassy.or.kr Sri Lanka 스웨덴 Embassy of Sweden www.swedemb.or.kr 몽골 Embassy of Mongolian People’s Republic 02-798-3464, 02-794-1951 영국 Her Britannic Majesty's Embassy www.britishembassy.or.kr 러시아 Embassy of Russia http://www.russian-embassy.org/ 인도 Embassy of India http://www.indembassy.or.kr/ 인도네시아 Embassy of Indonesia 02) 783-5675 베트남 Embassy of Vietnam 02) 739-2065 타이 Embassy of Thailand http://www.thaiembassy.or.kr/ 방글라데시 Embassy of Bangladesh 02) 796-4056 우즈베키스탄 Embassy of Uzbekistan 02) 574-6554 International Student Handbook 2 Welcome to, Gyeongsang National University! Gyeongsang National University has been accepting students from all over the world since its foundation in 1948. An increasing number of international students are expected as GNU, expands its international exchange programs. In accordance with this policy, International Office(IO), the center of international programs at GNU, is playing the key role in establishing a better system for international students. IO will be there to help you at every stage of their development at GNU, all the way to their successful complement of their studies. This guide is designed to help you prepare for the adventure and the experience of studying overseas and contains information about settling in at Gyeongsang National University. It includes information on accommodation, useful services on campus and off campus, academic assistance and so on. International Student Handbook 3 How to get to Gyeongsang National University ? From Incheon International Airport The Incheon International Airport(IIA), in the city of Incheon, is the biggest international airport in Korea. You can take an Express Bus or a Domestic flight from there to Jinju. Be aware buses from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal are more frequent. International Airport : http://www.airport.or.kr/ By Airport Limousine Take an airport limousine to Incheon Express or Seoul Express bus. It takes approximately 15 mins from Jinju Express Bus Station to GNU. By Air via Gimpo Airport (Seoul) Take an Incheon-Gimpo Airport limousine. Gimpo airport is a domestic airport near Seoul. You should check the schedule to Sacheon airport which is near Jinju. Sacheon airport is approximately 10 minutes south of GNU. Taxis usually charge a flat rate of 10,000 won or airport limousine is also available. Flight No. Seoul Jinju KE1631 8:00 8:55 OZ8641 16:25 17:25 KE1635 17:30 18:25 (This schedule is subject to change.) ※ Korean Domestic Airlines Korean Air http://kr.koreanair.com Asiana Airlines http://flyasiana.com From the Gimhae (Busan) International Airport Students can come to Jinju by bus. Taxi When you arrive at bus stop in Jinju, it is easy to take a taxi. Ask a taxi driver to go to „Gyeong-sang- dae‟ or show „경상대학교‟, It will take between ten and fifteen minutes to get here and you will know when you pass through the big archways. International Student Handbook 4 About Jinju Located in the western part of Gyeongsangnamdo, Jinju boasts vibrant cultural tradition & heritage, breathtaking scenery, local food, and many tourist attractions. Jinju, the magnificent Garden City is recognized as having one of the best living environments in all of Korea. Jinju Gaecheon Art Festival awakens the artistic spirit of Koreans with the Jinju Namgang (South Liver) Lantern Exhibition, which is part of the Festivals and introduces Jinju's traditional culture to people around the world. The powerful bull fighting and exhilarating Jinju sword dance have been going on 100years and will lead spectators to a state of wonder. Jinju has many cultural heritage sites which always make Jinju a relaxing place to visit: Jinju Castle, Chokseoknu, Uiam Rock, Uigisa Sharine and more. As a world-class silk production center, Jinju is Korea's number one city of exporting its own silk goods. We invite all of you to enjoy the natural charm of Jinju! Jinju City Hall hompage http://www.jinju.go.kr Local Festivals - Gaecheon Yesulje (Art Festival) 개천예술제 Oct. 3 ~ Oct. 10 every year http://www.gaecheonart.com - Jinju Nongae Festival 진주논개제 The fourth Friday of May (3 days, every year) - International Yudeung Festival of Namgang Jinju 진주남강유등축제 Oct. 3 ~ Oct. 10, every year - Jinju Traditional Bullfighting Festival 진주 소싸움 March and During the Gaecheon Art Festival, every year http://www.jinjubulls.com International Student Handbook 5 About GNU Campus Gyeongsang National University has three campuses: Gajwa Campus, Chilam Campus, and Tongyeong Campus. The Gajwa campus is located in Jinju and is the university's main campus and home to nine of the its eleven colleges. 1. Administration Building 17.Liberal Arts Center 60. Gaechuck a Notice Hall 2. University Library 18,19 Gym, The Grand Stadium 71. University Affiliated Middle And High 3. Academic Information Center 21. Outdoor Tennis School 4. Student Union Building 22. Outdoor Concert Hall 101,102 college of Humanities 6. Centralized Scientific Instru- 23. Power Plant 151. College of Social Sciences mentation Facility 49. Nammyeong Memorial Hall 201. College of Business Administration 7. Institute of Language Education 50. Reserve Officers Training Corps 251. College of Law 8. Institute of computer and Information 51~57. Student Dormitories 301,302. College of Education Technology 58. The Guesthouse 303. Center of Culture and Education 16.Gyeongsang Business Incubator 59. English village 304. Fine Arts Building International Student Handbook 6 351~354. College of Natural Building 451~458.College of Agriculture 502. Gyeongsang Animal Hospital 401~406. College of Natural Sciences 501,504. College of Veterinary Medicine The Chilam Campus is located in Jinju City and is home to Gyeongsang National University's College of Medicine. 1. Medical College Entrance 2. College of Medicine 3. Medical Library 4. University Hospital 5. Emergency Treatment Center 6. Funeral Service Center 7. Nurses Dormitory 8. Lecture Hall 9. Research Facility 10. Laboratory Facility 11. Hospital Entrance 12. Gyeongnam Cancer Center 13. Education Center 14. Parking Lot 15. Lecture‟s Building The Tongyeong Campus is located in the coastal city of Tongyeong, which is about an hour's drive from Jinju. The campus is home to Gyeongsang National University's College of Marine Science. 1. Administration Building 2. Liberal Arts Center 3. Mireuk Center 4. Cheokyang Center 5. Club Center 6. Fisheries Center 7. Engineering Center 8. Processed Marine Center 9. Student Union Building 10. Gymnasium International Student Handbook 7 11. University Library 12. Student Dormitories 13. Gatehouse 1. Adjusting to Life in Korea Climate and Weather The climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons. The contrast between winter and summer is striking. Winter is bitterly cold and is influenced primarily by cold Siberian fronts. Summer is hot and humid due to the maritime pacific high. The transitional seasons, spring and autumn are sunny and generally dry. Temperatures in all seasons are somewhat lower than those at the corresponding latitudes in other continents, such as North America or Western Europe. The temperatures in Seoul, which is in the latitude of Richmond, Va., are closer to those in New York which is located 500 kilometers (300 miles) farther north from the latitude of Seoul. The variation of annual mean temperature ranges from 10℃ to 16℃ except for the mountainous areas. August is the hottest month with the mean temperature ranging from 19℃ to 27℃. January is the coldest month with the mean temperature ranging from -8℃ to 7℃. Annual precipitation is about 1,300mm in the central region. More than a half of the total rainfall is concentrated in summer, while precipitation in winter is less than 10 percent of the annual total. The prevailing winds are southeasterly to southwesterly in summer, and northwesterly in winter. The winds are stronger in winter, from December to February, than those in other seasons. The land-sea breeze becomes dominant with weakened monsoon winds in the transitional months, September and October. The relative humidity is the highest in July with 80 percent to 90 percent nationwide, and is the lowest in January and April with 30 percent to 50 percent. It has a moderate value of about 70 percent in September and October. The monsoon front approaches the Korean Peninsula from the south in late June, moving gradually to the north. Significant rainfall occurs when a stationary front spreads over the peninsula. The rainy season over Korea, the so-called jangma, continues for a month from late June to late July. A short period of rainfall comes in early September when the monsoon front retreats back to the north. This rain occurs over a period of 30-40 days in June through July at all points of South Korea, and accounts for more than 50 percent of annual precipitation in most regions. Annually, about 28 typhoons occur in the western Pacific, and only two or three among them approach the Korean Peninsula between July and October. Precipitation distribution on the Korean Peninsula is mainly affected by orography. The southern coastal and its adjacent mountain regions have the largest amount of annual precipitation which is over 1,500mm (60 inches). The sheltered upper Amnokgang (Yalu) river basin in the north, on the other hand, experiences less than 600mm (24 inches). Since the precipitation is larger in the crop growing areas in the south, water needs for agriculture are normally well met. Even though the annual mean International Student Handbook 8 precipitation is more than 1,200mm (48 inches), Korea often experiences drought due to the large fluctuation and variation of rainfall, making the management of water resources difficult. Four Seasons Spring Spring begins during the middle of March in the central part of the country, and toward the end of April in the northern region. Spring is rather short in the north. As the Siberian high pressure front weakens, the temperature rises gradually. Yellow sand which originates in the desert or arid areas of Mongolia and China, known as hwangsa, occasionally blows into Korea during early spring. The hwangsa often causes low visibility and eye irritation. Summer Summer can be divided into two periods; jangma, a rainy period which occurs during the early summer months, and a hot and humid period which occurs in August. Rainfall during the summer time is characterized by heavy showers. Daily precipitation often exceeds 100mm (4 inches), with extremes topping 300mm (12 inches). Occasional storms caused by typhoons that pass through the peninsula sometimes cause a great deal of damage, although the loss of life is rare. Regional temperature contrasts are not very striking during the summer season although the northern interior and the littoral are cooler than the southern region. In August, the temperature rises abruptly as the jangma front moves north toward Manchuria. During this period, the weather becomes extremely hot and humid, particularly in the western plains and the Nakdonggang river basin area. The daily high temperature often rises to over 37°C (100°F). Nights are also hot and humid. Autumn Autumn is known for crisp weather, lots of sunlight and the changing colors of tree leaves. Beginning in October, the continental air mass brings dry, clear weather. Traditionally, Koreans enjoy the season of harvest with festivities of chuseok which is one of the most important national holidays in Korea. It is often referred to as the Korean version of the American Thanksgiving. Autumn in Korea can be summed up with the simple words of an old Korean saying “The sky is high and the horses get fat.” International Student Handbook 9 Winter The arctic air from the interior of the Asian continent brings bitter cold and dry weather and occasional snowfall, while also adding warmth to the cold and dry winter weather periodically. Significant regional climate variations are caused by differences in elevation and proximity to the seas as well as by differences in latitudinal location. The monthly mean temperature during the month of January differs by about 20 degrees centigrade between the northern and the southern peninsula. Snow remains longer on the ground in the north. The frost-free period varies from about 130 days in the northern interior to about 180 days in the central region. On the southern coast, it lasts roughly 225 days of the year. 2. Student Services General Student Service Center (종합민원실) Official Certificate, Transcript Issuance Service Location : Student Union building 2 F Tel : 055) 751- 5018 Students are able to obtain additional copies of their Academic- transcript , Certificate of Enrollment and Certificate of Studentship from General Student Service Center. There are Automated Transcript Machines for their convenience in front of the center. . 3. Academic Life GNU Student Card An academic assistant in each department will also help you to fill out the application for a student card which can be used as a cash card. This means you have to open a bank account to get issued your student card. You can't International Student Handbook 10 borrow books from the library and get access to the computer centers at GNU without your student card. Academic Support Academic Support is integral to fostering Academic Excellence in students. As a GNU student, you will find many individuals and offices employed expressly to help you be a better student. Your faculty members are the first resource for students who need help with a course. Gyeongsang National University faculty keeps office hours (9:00~18:00, Mon~Fri) so students can get the academic support they need. Asking questions outside of class about grades and clarification about course assignments are not considered rude or disrespectful when handled tactfully. Academic Advisors are exchange faculty members who accompany their students to GNU and work as their counselors. They are hired by GNU during the exchange period and assist their students with time management, course selection, and program requirements, which are all essential for academic excellence. Administrative assistants are a valuable resource for GNU international students. International students can depend on administrative assistants for whatever difficulties they need to work. Course Registration Advice on course selection, graduation requirements, and registration is given by an academic assistant in each department. New international students need to enroll in courses on the first day of the semester, while current international students should confer with their academic assistant during the official enrollment period. Grading System Student performance is usually graded on a 100 point scale. Except for a few courses, students are subjected to a bell-curve way of grading. Score 100～95 94～90 89～85 84～80 79～75 74～70 69～65 64～60 Grade A+ A B+ B C+ C D+ D Failure: F, F-grades will not appear on your academic transcripts Credits Each course is independently assessed in one semester. Usually a three-credit course consists of three hours per week of classroom teaching for 16 weeks all within one semester. International Student Handbook 11 Korean Language Course GNU offers regular Korean Language Courses each semester that consist of six levels. Each course runs for 15weeks. Students should take a placement test before the beginning of classes. < Graduate Students only > Korean Language Course is designed to promote the international students‟ understanding of Korean language and also culture. - 4hours a week in a semester (12week course) - Free course 4. Administrative Offices Offices Academics Affairs ☎ 055)751-5021 The Office of Academic Affairs handles university's regulations, faculty administration, student records management, and class assignments. Office of Student Affairs and Support ☎ 055)751-5031 The Office of Student Affairs and Support handles student activities, student welfare, scholarships, student job placements, and overseas & advanced study counseling. International Office ☎ 055)751-6229 International Student Handbook 12 - Chong Suk Lee Giving general Information to international students & scholar including Immigration & Visa information, - So Jin Choi Exchange agreement with universities, management of exchange programs - Sung Su Kim Exchange agreement with Japanese universities, management of exchange programs Graduate School Administration Office ☎ 055)751-5089 Application information, Admission for graduate students etc. Student Dormitory Office ☎ 055)751-6651 General Information about dormitory The School of Language Education and International Programs (SOLEIP) ☎ 055)751-6169, 5141 SOLEIP offers a variety of language courses six sessions a year. These language courses include English Conversation, English Grammar, TOEIC, TOEFL, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and French Language course. 5. Facilities on Campus Library GNU Library is composed of three main libraries and two branch libraries : Central Library Academic Information Library Muncheongak Medical Law Library Marine Science Library Library has 700,000 books, over 2,300 different kinds of scientific journals and a large amount of information on other media, including video tape and CD-Rom. Also, it gives access to a broad range of electronic resources, such as an electronic index of reference works, full text journals and books, and statistical databases. International Student Handbook 13 Information Desk Opening Hours Central Library 1F (☎ 751-5104) Weekdays 09:00～18:00, Saturdays 09:00～13:00 Students can get help on how to use the library and find materials or to get Extended Opening information. Central Library, Medical Library only The Information Desk handles special ID Weekdays 18:00～21:00, Saturdays 13:00～16:00 card issuance, re-issuance overdue books including lost books and articles. Period of Lending and Numbers of Books allowed to be borrowed. User Type Number Period Lending Reservation (☎ 751-5105) Faculties 20 3 mon. You can make a reservation to borrow Graduate Students, Assistant Staff books if they are already hecked out. 10 1 mon Teachers of Affiliated Schools To do this, you can click "blue bottom Undergraduates 5 10days (Reservation)"on the search monitor. Emeritus, Part-time lecturers 10 1 mon As soon as reserved books are returned Special to the library, e-mail an will automatically Students taking time off ID Card 5 10days be sent to you. temporarily, Citizens Lending - Returning (Central Library 1F ☎ 751-5103, 5105) The range of lending materials A number of domestic and foreign books can be lent except for reference books, magazines, journals and nonbook materials. Lending Procedure > Please use the search system in order to find the call numbers and then locate the book using that number. > Check out the books to be borrowed at the lending corner on the first floor of the Central Library or use the automatic lending machine. Returns Books should be returned by the due date. If you want to recheck them out again, it is possible but they may only be renewed once. Special ID Card Issuance (☎ 751-5104) Eligibility - Students taking time off the institution temporarily - Students working on their thesis - Emeritus, visiting professors - Researchers International Student Handbook 14 - Part-time lecturers - Staff in the affiliated institutions or libraries - Citizens approved by the Director of the GSNU Library Reading Room The room has 3025 seats in different types of rooms such as carrel (private cubicles) and group rooms for seminars. Application for book purchase (☎ 751-5099) You can request the purchase of a book which is not in the library as shown on the library's web site. The request could be rejected if the book is inappropriate for the library or is expensive foreign literature. Lending - Copying in cooperative institutions (☎ 751-6559) The Academic Information Center on the 3F offers the service of borrowing or copying materials from other domestic, foreign cooperating libraries. - Lending Procedure > Please fill out the literature copy application form in the Domestic Asian Academic Journal Room on the library's web site. - Possible copying materials > A Partial copy of a book > A Partial copy or full copies of a thesis > Copies of articles in a periodical Information Retrieval - Complete academic Information retrieval - Brief bibliography - Detailed bibliography - Condition of books - Management of individual information, User login - Domestic full text information Student Union Building Many amenities are ready for the comfort of GNU students in this building. The Student Union Building is home to a number of student services, a post office, two hair-stylist a photo development shop, copy center, shoe repair shop, music record shop, convenience store, cell phone store, and organizations, including the university bookstore, a beauty shop, barbershop, eyewear shop, photo studio, travel agency, computer service-and-sales shop, and other stores. The building also houses student cafeterias, the faculty cafeteria, the student newspaper and broadcasting facilities, and offices for various student organizations, including the student council and student clubs. International Student Handbook 15 Computer Center The Computer Center manages the overall administrator of the university’s computer and networking system. The Computer Center is composed of four departments and one training center: Administration, Information Systems Development, Network Management, Computer Training, and the Multimedia Education Support Center. The major functions of the departments are listed below. Administration Office The Administration Department is charged with the accounting, material management and procurement, and general operation of the center. - Tel : 82-55-751-5131 - Fax : 82-55-751-6129 - Homepage : http://nongae.gsnu.ac.kr/~gsnucc/ - Location : Gajwa Campus, Bld 26, 1F, Academic Information Library 2F Computer Training The Computer Training Department provides computer and Internet training to the university staff. In addition, the department trains elementary and middle school teachers and others who administer their schools’ computer networks, which are part of the Gyeongnam Regional Education Network system. ☎ 82-55-751-6551, Academic Information Library 2F Campus Safety ☎ 055) 751-5112 (6112) Campus Patrol Service, Security issues, Questions about campus safety. ※ Korean National Police Agency, Office of Foreign Affairs Jinju Branch ☎ 055) 742-1208 Official Homepage : http://www.police.go.kr/eng/ 6. Housing Dormitory Housing GNU's main campus has seven dormitories, four houses for males and three buildings for females. The dormitories house a total of 1,658 students, 892 males and 766 females. A mix of Korean and foreign students live in the dormitory to provide an international atmosphere. Each dormitory has shared washroom and shower areas, laundry facilities, lounge areas with TV and video equipment, and laundry International Student Handbook 16 facilities. Dorm rooms are western-style, with twin beds. In addition to a bed, each person is provided with a wardrobe, a desk, and a small bookcase but students must provide their own blankets and pillow. Each room has curtains and an overhead light. The Dormitory complex has a cafeteria, study area, computer room, music room, ping pong tables, DVD theater, indoor and outdoor exercise areas, and bicycle racks. English Only Zone dormitory (Apartment style) #6 and #7 are for students who wish to take part in the EZ program, which is consists of 180 hours of English instruction in an International environment where all student must only speak English. Also, Tongyeong campus also has a dormitory accommodation as above. Administration Office - Tel : 82-55-751-6651 / 6652 - Fax : 82-55-751-6653 - E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org - Homepage : http://dorm.gsnu.ac.kr/ Application Spring Semester Summer Vacation Fall Semester Winter Vacation Application Period ～Late in Dec. ~ Early in July ～ Early in July ~ Early in Dec. First come first First come first Selection Middle of Feb. Early in Aug. served served Period of Dormitory ～Middle of Feb. Early in July ～ Middle of Aug. Early in Dec Fee Payment Opening Date Mar. 1 Middle of July Sep. 1 Middle of Dec Applications should be directed to the dormitory office during the student selection period. There are 4 sessions for the application Price (※Prices include meals) The dormitory fees for the 2006 fall semester were as follows. Price is subject to change. Male Students Female Students Two Bed Four Bed Room Two Bed Room Room Room (Bld. #1,2) (Bld. #3) Cost Korean 711,940 won 751,900 won 778,540 won Won ※ Meal is not provided Oct, 5~Oct, 7. 2006 during Choosuk (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and Feb, 17~Feb, 19. 2007 during Seolnal( Lunar New Years Day)holidays. International Student Handbook 17 Under no circumstances is cooking permitted in the dormitory rooms, as it is both a fire and sanitary hazard. Please note that there is a strictly enforced 12:00 a.m. curfew at the dorm for all students. No guests are allowed in the dormitory, and that there is no visitation between the men's and women's dormitories. International Student Handbook 18 Dormitory Meal Schedule Weekday Weekend/Holiday Breakfast 07:30～09:00 08:00～09:00 Lunch 11:40～13:30 12:00～13:00 Dinner 17:30～19:00 17:30～18:40 Meal Card Students are provided with meals from the dormitory cafeteria. You should bring the meal card when you have a meal at the dormitory cafeteria. You can apply this card at the Dormitory Administration Office when you register your room. Food They can also buy their meals in one of the other college cafeterias or in many restaurants around the university area. Nearby bakeries have coffee and sandwiches for breakfast, and both pizza shops and Chinese restaurants deliver to the dormitory. Cafeteria meals in GNU cost about 1,500~2,800 won per a meal. Off-Campus Housing Boarding House The cost of staying in a boarding house is around US$300～400 a month. Students will have a single room. Two Korean style meals (breakfast and supper) and a light laundry service is provided. International Student Handbook 19 Rent a room or Studio Apt. The cost of renting a small studio apartment is around US$ 300 a month. Students will need to cook for themselves. They can also rent a small house, especially a studio apartment under a one year contract. Host Family/ Home stay Students interested in meeting Korean families are encouraged to stay with a host family. Cultural exchanges and friendships develop as students spend time with their host families. Depending on the family, activities can include trips, eating dinner, and visiting certain areas in Gyeongnam Province. * Free board is only available to students who live in the dormitories. 7. Extracurricular Activities University Clubs & Societies History & Heritage Clubs The Korean Warrior Society The Hansil Tennis Club The History Buffs The Ssawul Abi The GNU Ping Pong Club GNU Academy The Blue Crane Society The GNU Scuba Club The Spirit of Korea Club The Hwarang Society The Tongyoung Scuba Club The GNU Korean History Society The Zenith Society The GNU Fishing Club The Korean Legacy Club Maek The Leisure Town Club The Bamboo Dew Club The Gyeongsang Righteous Way The Island Hoppers The Hansil Tea Lovers Club Society The Chilam Soccer Club The Gyeongsang Fencing Club The ACE Baseball Club Literary Clubs The One Mind Taekwondo Club The 2-5 Club The TAS Club The Woolryok Literary Group The Hong Kil-tong Fighting Club The Pagoonees Basketball Club The Chonwon Literary Group The Mountain-River Club Minerva The Mountain Partners Club The Fresh Feelings Group The Empty Net Bag Club The Hansil Badminton Club Foreign Language Clubs The Kyongyang Soccer Club The Newsweek Study Group The Libero Soccer Club The GNU Times Study Group Sports & Outdoor Recreation The Complex Basketball Club The Korea Times Reading Group The Sky Run Club The IMPS Basketball Club The Visual English Conversation The GNU Climbing Club The Tongyoung Sailing Club Group The GNU Volleyball Club The Tongyoung Sea Lovers Club The D.B.C. English Conversation The GNU Baseball Club Group The GNU Bowling Club Internationally Affiliated Clubs The Japanese Language Study Group The Tongyoung Bowing Club People to People The Chilam English Study Group The GNU Basketball Club Sea Explorers of Korea The GNU Soccer Club The Korea Youth Hostel Association Martial Arts Clubs The GNU Tennis Club The GNU Boy Scouts International Student Handbook 20 The GNU Red Cross The Tongyoung Rotaract Club The GNU HAM Radio Club GNU's Korea Youth Association The UNESCO Student's Association Moral Re-Armament The Gajwa Youth JC Green Scouts The Tongyoung Youth JC The Gajwa Rotaract Club Religious Groups Dandelion Evangelical Group The Earth Club Campus Crusade for Christ One Love Evangelical Group The GNU Signing Group The Catholic Students' Group Evangelical Students Fellowship The GNU Lions Scouts The Chilam Catholic Students Group Students for Christ The GNU Nature Club The Tongyoung Catholic Students The Prajna Club The Friendship Club Group The CMF Group The Evergreen Club The Buddhist Students' Group The CCC Club The Heath Care Study Group GNU's YMCA The Big Buddha Group JeungSangDo University Bible Fellowship Community Service Clubs Painting & Photography The Hermes Group The GSNU Calligraphy Club The Essence Group The Vestiges The Open Sound Group The GSNU Art Appreciation Club The Medical Strings The Woodprints Club The Ensemble Club Focus The Empty Space Club The Free Drawer's Club The Arpeggio Club Politics, Philosophy, & Agendas The Image Club The Tapankne Drama Club The Freedom Criers The Pollsters Music & Performing Arts Hobbies & Other Interests The Philosophers The Baroque Music Club The Hardware-Software Club The GSNU Society for Agricultural The Traditional Court Music Club The GSNU Computopians Development The Bright Star Club Konapus The New Age Club The Baby Strings Club The GSNU Paduk Society The Scarecrows The Heart & Mind The Classical Music Study Group The Triangular Wheel Club Group The Echo Club The Medicoms Korean Traditional Arts Study Group The Black and White Paduk Club Other Clubs The GSNU Korean Flute Club The Primitives The V-Shop Club The GSNU Drama Club The GSNU Marine Corps Alumni The One World Club The Dawning Light Club Association The Ivy Club The South River Club The Blue Dragon Fraternity The Whistlers Club The Sound of Light Club The Old Flame Club Religious Activities Buddhism The most popular religion is Buddhism. Several Buddhist temples are found around Jinju. Haein International Student Handbook 21 -sa, Tongdo-sa, Jicji-sa, and Dasol-sa are very famous ones, though there are still a lot of smaller temples. These temples offer Temple Stay Programs so that you can experience monks' daily life for a day. The second most popular religion in Korea is Protestantism. There are many protestant churches around Jinju where you can attend Sunday Services. Catholicism is also a prevalent religion in Korea. There are several religious services conducted in English nearby. If you wish to attend services or mass in English or other languages, and wish to know about other religious services, consult the Saturday edition of the Korea Times or the Korea Herald. English Worship Service H.I.M(Hosanna Church) H.I.M invites you to its English Service at 5:00 pm every Sunday. It is a place of worship for English speaking foreigners and Koreans. There are Sunday Bible studies, praise meetings and fellowship. English services are held at the 7th Floor in the 3rd Education Building. 8. Health Issues GNU Hospital Gyeongsang National University Hospital is the largest in Jinju and is a seven minute taxi-drive from the main campus. This hospital is the best in town and the best place to go in an emergency. - Location : Chilam Campus, 92 Chilamdong - Tel : 055) 751-8000 - http://www.gnuh.co.kr First-Aid Clinic The First-Aid Clinic is a 4-bed clinic and dispensary. It provides first-aid services and counseling, dispenses medicine and offers flu and hepatitis B inoculations to GNU students, staff, and faculty. In the 1998-99 school year, the clinic had more than 12,500 requests for treatment and counseling. - Location : Gazwa Campus, Student Union Building 1F - Opening Hours : Weekdays : 9:00 ~ 18:00, Saturdays : 9:00 ~ 13:00 International Student Handbook 22 - Tel : 751-5152 Health Insurance Every GNU students should purchase Insurance which covers Medical treatment or Accident. This is necessary item for your safer stay in other country and provision of your future. The cost of health care in Korea is very high without insurance. If you are an insurance subscriber, please summit a copy of Insurance Card to the International Office or take one company of insurance items below with reference. National Health Insurance Cooperation, Branch Office in JInju - Location : 439-5 Shin-ahn Dong, JInju - Tel : 055) 740-5144 - http://www.nhic.or.kr/ - Insurance fees : Fees per month are 44,500 won. (Students 30% Discount ; 31,150 won) You should pay three months’ fee in advance. - Certificate of Studentship , A copy of Alien Registration Card is needed. AIG (American Home Assurance Korea) Branch Office in JInju - Tel : 055) 746-7701 , 02) 3140-1788 - http://www.aiglife.co.kr/ Dong –bu Insurance Company, Branch Office in Jinju - Tel : 055) 741- 5225 - http://www.dongbuinsurance.com/ Off- Campus Facilities Dr. Lee's Medical Clinic (이영곤 내과의원) Dr. Lee Young-gon (이영곤) practices internal medicine and speaks fair English. He is well- mannered with foreign patients and his clinic is very clean and comfortable. It is located downtown, on the second floor, above the Bando Pharmacy, next to the KFC restaurant. Please take bus No.27 or 17 to get there and get off on the second (or third) stop after crossing the river. The bus will stop right in front of Kookmin Bank and KFC. No appointment is necessary. The telephone number is 757-7588. International Student Handbook 23 New York Dental Clinic (뉴욕 치과) There are two English speaking dentists that we know of. The first one is an American trained dentist who speaks fluent English. The foreign instructors at GNU who have been there were pleased with his work. His name is Kang Dae-sung (강대성) and his dental clinic is located near Shinandong after crossing the Chonsoo Bridge. The sign for the clinic is orange. Bus 26 goes past his clinic. Call 747-2828 for an appointment and the better directions. Another dentist is a former high school English Teacher who is highly spoken of by some Korean staff members. His name is Soe Sam-suck (소삼석). His clinic's address is 46-4 Mangkyeong Namdong. The phone number is 762-9850 or 017-642-5706. You can also email him at email@example.com Kang Jin-soo Dermatic Clinic (강진수 피부과의원) He speaks fair English and is patient when explaining his diagnosis. It is located on the second floor opposite side of the Myeongsin Building near Jinju City Hall. The phone number is 753-5788 or 016-831-8067. Pharmacies (약국) You can get general medicine without a Doctor's written diagnosis but not specific medicine. The closest pharmacy from GNU is located near a small Gaeyang bus stop. You can get simple general medicine like digestion pills or Aspirin in several supermarkets behind the back gate of GNU. 9. General Information Post Office It is in the outdoor section of the Student Union Building, above the copy center. For low-cost shipping of padded envelops, ask for the „small package service‟. - Office Hours : 9:00 am-6:00 pm Monday through Friday. - Tel : 055) 751-5232 International Student Handbook 24 University Address Dormitory Building No.□, Room No.□□□ Gyeongsang National University 900 Gajwadong, Jinju, Gyeongnam, South Korea (Zipcode) 660-701 Your Name □□□ Making Phone Calls You can use the phone in your room, which is only available in dormitory. Please find out your phone number on the phone book list in door. In your dormitory room, please dial only XXXX Outside school, in Gyeongnam Province, please dial 751-XXXX Outside Gyeongnam Province such as in Seoul or in Busan, please dial 055-751-XXX Outside Korea when your parents or friend in your country try to call you, please dial 82-55-751-XXXX International Driving License If you plan on driving in Korea, obtain an International Driving License before leaving your home country. Be aware that, accidents can be extremely costly and time-consuming, since the investigation can take several months, during which you will not be allowed to depart the country. You are required to have Insurance to carry out any possible problems promptly. International Student Handbook 25 Transportation Railroad Route Timetable Service Times Seoul → Jinju 08:30 12:30 17:15 22:00 23:50 5 times per day Jinju → Seoul 07:15 09:35 12:40 16:15 21:18 5 times per day Jinju → Busan 13:30 14:50 2 times per day Jinju → Gwangju 10:50 24:18 2 times per day Express Bus Allocating Car Departure Arrival Timetable Time Intervals Jinju Seoul 06:10~20:00 20~30min. 3hr.50min. Jinju Busan 06:00~21:00 30min. 1hr.30min. Jinju Daegu 06:40~20:00 50~60min. 2hr.10min. Jinju Daejeon 06:30~20:00 1hr. 2hr.30min. Jinju Gwangju 07:00~19:00 1hr.30min. 2hr.45min. Transportation Information in Jinju Classification Phone Korean Air Lines 055) 854-0111, 1588-2001 Jinju, Sacheon Airport Asiana Airlines 055) 854-2222, 1588-8000 Jinju Express Bus Terminal 055) 758-3111, 752-1001 Jinju Cross-country Bus Terminal 055) 741-6039 Jinju Station 055) 752-7788 Shopping Purchase a mobile-phone Mobile phones are not necessary but can be VERY convenient. If you wish to purchase a cell phone you have many choices, but the least expensive option is to purchase a second-handed phone with a rechargeable prepaid services. The start-up cost is about 80,000 won. Talk to some of the international students who have them. Shopping Malls Even though Jinju is a small city, there are several resources for finding the goods and services International Student Handbook 26 you need. Here are a few of the places which internationals find useful. E-Mart E-Mart is the biggest store in Jinju. It is similar to a discount department store/grocery store. Bus #17 loops around and passes by E-Mart. It closes at 10:00 pm. Top-Mart Top-Mart is the closest large grocery store. It is about a five minute bus ride on bus 17 or 27. Top-Mart also accepts credit cards. www.gtocerymall.net When you can't find that specific item that you crave or need you can always try grocerymall.net. This service offers a variety of foreign foods which will be delivered right to your door within a day or two. If you don't see what you want on the web site call the guy and he can usually find what you want (for a price). Entertainment Cultural Space Theater / Movies Jinju National Museum Gyeongnam Jinju Namsungdong 169-17 MB-CINE Gazwadong JINJU MBC 700-1 Tel: 055)742-5951/2 www.jinju.museum.go.kr Tel: 055)763-1435 Gyeongnam Culture & Art Center http://www.mbcine.com Gyeongnam Jinju Chilamdong 500-15 Tel: 055)759-0501～4 www.gncac.org Lotte cinema Cultural Street Namgaram Munwhageori Jungahndong 12-13 „Namgaram Munwhageori‟ was designated as the first Tel: 055-745-638 model of „Culture & Art Street‟ in Korea. Located in the http://www.lottecinema.co.kr1 middle of the metro area, it shows traditions and unique characteristics of Jinju as a city of history, culture and art. Insa-dong Antique Street Primus cinema Located behind the „General Social Welfare Center‟ Deahndong 13-13 Mall Age building 6th floor under the Jinjuseong Castle, this Antique Street is a Tel: 1544-5522 trading area for cultural assets including folk products. http://www.primuscinema.com With many interesting things to see, it has become famous as one of the tourist attractions in Jinju. International Student Handbook 27 National Holidays in Korea Popular, national and religious holidays are listed here. On all national holidays, almost all governmental agencies close, including GNU. International Student Handbook 28 설날 Seolnal (Lunar New year's day) Seolnal is the biggest holiday in Korea. The Koreans enjoy three days of holidays in a row, a Jan. 1 day before and after Seolnal. There are a great assortment of Seolnal traditional customs. on lunar Please check these out on this. ※ website: www.korea.net calender 추석 Choosuk (Korean Thanks Giving day) It is the second biggest holiday in Korea. As Korea was based on an agricultural society, Aug. 15 which pays attention to lunar seasonal changes, Korean ancestors used to wish for an (on Lunar abundant harvest and prolificity on the first fullmoon day of harvesting time. This Korean Calendar) custom still remains through the Choosuk holiday. It has a variety of traditional games. 삼일절 Samiljeol (Independence Day) This holiday is to cherish the memory of the deceased independence activists who March 1 participated in a large-scale independence movement on March 1. 1919. 어린이날 Children's day All over the world many children are suffering from labor abuse or maltreatment. This holiday May 5 was established to keep their rights by Child lover Bang Jeong-whan. 부처님 오신날 Buddha's Birthday April 8 The most popular religion in Korea is Buddhism. Most of the Korean Buddhists go to temples (on lunar nearby to celebrate Buddha's birthday on this day. Calendar) 현충일 Hyeonchoongil (Memorial Day) Many Korean soldiers and patriotic martyrs had been sacrificed to keep Korean sovereignty. June 6 This is to mourn their spirits of sacrifice. 제현절 Jeheonjeol (Constitution Day) It is to celebrate the establishment of the Korean Constitution. July 17 광복절 Gwangbockjeol (Independence Day) Korea took back its sovereignty as Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in 1945. This is to Aug. 15 celebrate its Independence from Japan's domination over the Han peninsular. 개천절 Gaecheonjeol (Foundation day of Korea) Korea was founded by Dangoon B.C. 2333 with the Foundation Doctrine of “Be widely good October 3 for people.” (홍익인간) To celebrate this it was established as one of the biggest holidays. 성탄절 (Christmas) Korea also celebrates Christmas as a big holiday. Dec. 25 Currency Exchange & Money Management International Student Handbook 29 Nonghyup Bank in GNU To open an account you need to take your passport to the bank and be willing to spend up to an hour in the process. It is not difficult, but communication difficulties might make it go slowly. - Opening hours : Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30, Tel : 751-5231 ※ ATM Hours All ATMs on campus close at 5:00 pm except for the machines at the bank. They close at 10:00 pm, like other ATMs in Korea. Korean Coins Korean coins come in denominations of 10 won, 50 won, 100 won, and 500 won. Korean paper currency comes in 1000 won, 5000 won, and 10,000 won. Korean coins are not all the same size or the same color. Korean paper currency is almost the same size but different color. 10 won 50 won 100 won 500 won Korean Bills 1,000 won 5,000 won International Student Handbook 30 10,000 won 10. Korean Alphabets Korean Alphabets : Hangeul Consonants ㄱ(g, k) ㄴ(n) ㄷ(d, t) ㄹ(r, l) ㅁ(m) ㅂ(b, p) ㅅ(s) ㅇ(ng) ㅈ(j) ㅊ(ch) ㅋ(k) ㅌ(t) ㅍ(p) ㅎ(h) Vowels ㅏ(a) ㅑ(ya) ㅓ(eo) ㅕ(yeo) ㅗ(o) ㅛ(yo) ㅜ(u) ㅠ(yu) ㅡ(eu) ㅣ(i) ㄱ ㄴ ㄷ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅅ ㅇ ㅈ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ ㅏ 가 나 다 라 마 바 사 아 자 차 카 타 파 하 ㅑ 갸 냐 댜 랴 먀 뱌 샤 야 쟈 챠 캬 탸 퍄 햐 ㅓ 거 너 더 러 머 버 서 어 저 처 커 터 퍼 허 ㅕ 겨 녀 뎌 려 며 벼 셔 여 져 쳐 켜 텨 펴 혀 ㅗ 고 노 도 로 모 보 소 오 조 초 코 토 포 허 ㅛ 교 뇨 됴 료 묘 뵤 쇼 요 죠 쵸 쿄 툐 표 효 ㅜ 구 누 두 루 무 부 수 우 주 추 쿠 투 푸 후 ㅠ 규 뉴 듀 류 뮤 뷰 슈 유 쥬 츄 큐 튜 퓨 휴 ㅡ 그 느 드 르 므 브 스 으 즈 츠 크 트 프 흐 ㅣ 기 니 디 리 미 비 시 이 지 치 키 티 피 히 Vocabulary 1. 안녕하세요. (Hello) (That's all right) 7. 잠깐만 기다려 주십시오 2. 도와 주세요(Help me) 5. 만나서 반갑습니다 (Wait a minutes, please) 3. 지금 몇 시 입니까? (Nice to meet you) 8. 실례합니다 (Excuse me) (What time is it, now?) 6. 안녕히 계세요 9. 감사합니다 (Thank you) 4. 괜찮습니다 . (Good bye) 10. 미안합니다 (I'm sorry) International Student Handbook 31 11. 준비 되었습니까? (Let's take a break) 삼 3, 셋 three (Are you ready?) 17. 택시 타자! 사 4, 넷 four 12. 괜찮아요? (Let's take a cab.) 오 5, 다섯 five (Are you all right?) 18. 외식하자! 육 6, 여섯 six 13. 지금 바쁘신가요? (Let's eat out.) 칠 7, 일곱 seven (Are you busy now?) 19. 점심드셨어요? 팔 8, 여덟 eight 14. 아파요 (Did you have a lunch?) 구 9, 아홉 nine (I feel sick) 십 10, 열 ten 15. 피곤합니다! <Number> (I feel really tired) 일 1, 하나 one 16. 잠깐 쉽시다 이 2, 둘 two 11. Immigration Information Alien Registration Card You must apply for a Residence Permit at the national staying in Korea for more than 90 days or more must register as a resident alien. When you register as an alien, you are issued an Alien Registration Card, which is needed in a variety of circumstances. You are legally obliged to have it on your person. Alien registration should be done at the Immigration Office with jurisdiction for the area in w hich the applicant lives. The purpose of registering foreign nationals is for the fair supervision of resident foreigners, by clearly defining their residence and status. Citizens of the Republic of Korea are subject to the Resident Registration System. Alien Registration Card (Sample) 외국인등록증 등록사항 변경·추가란 CERTIFICATE OF ALIEN REGISTRATION 일 자 구 분 내 용 허가기관 확인자 790429-2001001 photo HONG GIL DONG (24mm×28mm 서울특별시 동대문구 이문동 349-3 ) 2002.3.30 TAIWAN D-2 2002.3.30 체류기간 1 2 3 4 5 6 서울출입국관리사무소장 인 PERIOD CHIEF, SEOULIMMIGRATIONOFFICE 을 득 신 은 체 에 어 십 오 ※ 이증 습 하 분 우 통 넣 주 시 .Iffound, pleaseput thisintothepostbox. OF ☎ (02) 650-6223 STAY International Student Handbook 32 < Front > < Back > Documentation for Alien Registration ☞ Jinju City Hall Service Office of General Citizen ?P - Passport of entry permit Service - Application form (시민봉사실) at Jinju City Hall - Three identical portrait photo of yourself 1st floor, Tel. 055) 749-2101 (3㎝ by 4㎝) 2nd/4th Wed. of each month ? - Fee(10,000 won) for Government revenue stamp Office hour 9:00 - 18:00 - Certificate of Studentship D-2 Visa Extension Usually international students need to renew their D-2 Student Visa per one year if they are issued a Single Type Visa. In order not to get fined the violation penalty, students should extend their visa in time at the Masan Immigration Office with the following documentation: For the Students staying longer For the Current Students to complete their thesis - Certificate of Studentship - Reference from your Academic Advisor - Receipt of Tuition Payment - A copy of Bank book - Copy of bank book (if you have) - Passport - Certificate of Scholarship - Alien Registration Card - Passport - Application Fees 30,000 won - Alien Registration Card - VISA Renewal Application Form - Application Fees 30,000 won - VISA Renewal Application Form International Student Handbook 33 How to get to the Jinju City Hall Take Jinju-city Bus NO. 26, 33 at the GNU bus stop. There are three bus stops along the road toward the downtown area just outside the main gate. How to Get to the Masan Immigration Office You can take a bus at the intercity bus terminal near GNU. Get out through the Back gate and go straight for about 200m. You can see the road which is connected to the main road. The station is not a building, but it is a bus stop next to „Baskin Robbins‟. It takes 50minutes to Masan. Intercity Bus Terminal near GNU International Student Handbook 34 The buses to Masan are coming every 10 or 15 minutes. It cost 4,000 won for one way ticket. (based on Aug, 2006) M Masan Immigration Office If you arrived at the Masan bus station, you can take a taxi across the street. It will cost about 5,000 won. I Address: walpodong 2-3, Masan Tel: 055) 222- 9272~4 Fax: 055) 248- 9271 http://www.immigration.go.kr International Student Handbook 35
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