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Student Organizations

Student Organization Activities

SNU Student Council

The SNU Student Council carries out student organization activities with enrolled undergraduate students as members. The Student Council actively contributes to social development, strengthening of solidarity between the students, and realizing the value of higher education. Elections for the Student Council president and vice president are in principle held in November. When the Student Council elections do not take place, the College Student Union president and the Student Club Association president composes a committee to fill the role of the Student Council president. Then, the elections are held again the following March. Refer to the SNU Student Council homepage for more information.

Student Clubs/Society

There are a number of student activities and sports clubs at SNU, including musical bands, choir, orchestra, dance, painting, photography, student newspaper, traditional Korean music, travel clubs, and SNU International Students Association (SISA). Sports clubs range from fencing, golf, basketball, rugby, scuba-diving, snowboard, ski, horse riding, baseball, yacht, judo, kendo, soccer, taekwondo, tennis, and etc. Refer to the Student Club Union homepage for more information.

SNU International Students Association (SISA)

The SISA was founded in 2007 by a group of enthusiastic international students with the support of the Office of Student Affairs. SISA is the main and only official student body that represents and supports international student at SNU. Its aim is to make life easy and comfortable for international students, protect their rights, communicate the students’ needs with the administration offices, and etc. Each year, SISA organizes a number of events such as the International Student Sports Festival, Student Ambassadors’ Meeting, International Food Festival, SISA Party, and culture trips all around Korea.

SISA also provides international and Korean students opportunities to participate in volunteering activities.

International Student Organization (ISO)

ISO represents students from different nations and cultural backgrounds. Its aim is to integrate international students with each other, with Korean students, and with the University Community, as well as to assist international students in their smooth transition into Korean culture.

SNU Buddy

SNU Buddy is a volunteer group that helps foreign exchange students adjust to life in Korea and make friends. SNU Buddy focuses on finding ways to build bonds between SNU students and international students by ‘Buddy Matching’. The Buddy Matching program is hugely popular with both international and Korean students and has received strong positive feedback from students who participated in the program. The Buddy Matching program is the backbone of the SNU Buddy program.

SNU Buddy organizes social gathering events all year round, such as International Opening Party (IOP) where you can meet SNU Buddy members, Office Pub, and Membership Training (MT). These activities extend to outdoors sports events, such as SNU Buddy Olympics, rafting, hiking and trekking. SNU Buddy activities will provide memories of unforgettable experiences and lasting friendship. If you are looking to have fun and make awesome friends in Korea, SNU Buddy is right for you.