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12 Weeks of Challenge Semester Begins 2021.06.08
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“Challenge in Summer Vacation”

12 Weeks of Challenge Semester Begins 


- Conducts various programs such as regular classes, extra-curricular programs, internships, and international exchange programs

- Extends the summer vacation from 2 months to 3 months (June 7 (Mon) to August 27 (Fri)), provides opportunities for student success



Sungkyunkwan University announces that it will begin the challenge semester for 12 weeks from June 7 (Mon) to August 27 (Fri).


SKKU has firstly introduced the challenge semester in 2020 to provide various opportunities for students such as regular classes, extra-curricular programs, internships, and international exchange programs using summer vacation. For smooth operation of the program, the university has extended its summer vacation from 2 months to 3 months. Last year, despite the COVID-19, more than 5,500 students participated to foster a spirit of challenge and gain extensive experience.


This year, SKKU plans to provide students with fruitful and various programs so that they can learn what they want. First, the curriculum consists of innovative convergence classes such as AI, data analysis, and machine learning, which are of great interest to student lately. Prof. Jae-Boong’s lecture, “Phono Sapience” is one of the offered curricular program and students can earn credits from taking these programs during the challenge semester.


For the extra-curricular programs, SKKU offers lectures with various fields such as Fourth Industrial Revolution, AI, entrepreneur spirit, brand, foreign language, career path, etc. In addition, it actively promotes internship in which student can not only gain field experience but also recognize and solve the problem. Moreover, it conducts research experience in collaboration with excellent researchers to discover research topics and carries it out.


Finally, the university will provide a place to interact with students from all over the world through our university’s representative international exchange program, “International Summer Semester” and provide opportunities to participate in summer semester programs hosted by overseas universities that signed an agreement with SKKU. However, all international exchange programs will be conducted online due to COVID-19.

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