Seoul National University is located in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Seoul is an intriguing city transforming itself from the Yi Dynasty capital of the Hermit Kingdom to a major player on the international stage. It is now an important economic center of East Asia. Seoul's turbulent past has yielded a modern, contemporary city. Because Seoul was battered by Japanese and Manchu invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries and damaged by the Korean War, most of its cityscape is modern. Its high-rises exist in sharp contrast to its abundance of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas and pleasure gardens. Thousand year old traditions continue to be practiced in one of the most modern cities in East Asia.
The Gwanakcampus is the main campus of the SNU. Most colleges and schools are located at the Gwanak campus except for the College of Medicine, which is located at the Yeongun campus in northern part of Seoul. Housing for exchange students is available at the Gwanak Residence Halls.
Off-campus housing is available around the campus. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation outside campus if you wish to live off campus.