SNU offers its students outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities with a wide variety of additional entertainment options available in the city of Seoul. On-campus cafeterias mainly offer Korean cuisine, costing 1,700~10,000 KRW per meal. The menu includes noodles or rice and soup with 3~4 side dishes (Kimchi is usually one of these side dishes). Occasionally, western-style food is available.
SNU offers a vibrant array of activities and events to keep your social calendar full. Participating in these school festivities and social clubs will enable you to experience first hand the university life in Korea and get a taste of the Korean culture. You can check the SNU student events through my SNU and OIA(Office of International Affairs) website.
The story University Central Library houses a collection of 2.2 million volumes with over 4,000 seats to read from. There are also a variety of function-specific rooms for audiovisual, binding, map collections, micro-forms, newspapers, periodical, references, reserve books, rare books & archival collections, along with theses and dissertations. When borrowing, you need to present your Student ID card at the Circulation Desk located on the 4th floor. Note that there are many publications that cannot be lent such as pre-1945 collections, reference materials, periodical, theses, map, audio or video materials, and micro-forms.
Seoul city has a very organized public transportation system and you may come and visit Seoul National University easily by using the bus and subway. Gwanak Campus, the main campus of the university, is located at the foot of the magnificent Gwanak Mountains in a 4.8 km² area. The Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry and the University Hospital are all located on the Yeongeon Campus in downtown Seoul.