THE FIRST Sogang University International Graduate Student CONFERENCE ON EAST AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN STUDIES

About Sogang Graduate School of International Studies (

Sogang Graduate School of International Studies was established in 1997 as part of a Korean government initiative to educate a new type of internationally astute professional. These students represent a response to globalization: balanced, open minds that are capable of meeting the new challenges and opportunities presented by globalization.

Since its establishment, Sogang GSIS has focused on educating a small number of elite students. These students will go on to become experts in International Relations (including National Intelligence & Security), International Trade, International Finance or Korea and East Asia. All classes of Sogang GSIS are conducted in English and GSIS has a lot of international students from all over the world.

Sogang GSIS has a high level of student satisfaction, which is due in large part to the generous granting of scholarships, extensive exchange student programs, internship programs, career support programs and a comprehensive foreign student support system. A key aspect of satisfaction naturally also stems from the small class sizes, which allow students to discuss and engage with both professors and other students.

Sogang GSIS aspires to continue as a source of leadership for the 21st century through its enthusiastic faculty, students and staffs.