The Counseling Center offers counseling for students on academic and financial matters, human relations, and other issues. The center is located on the 3rd floor of the Tae Wul Gwan(N13). On Wednesdays from 1 pm to 5pm, there will be a counselor who can speak English.
At the KAIST Clinic, there is a stress clinic on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5:40 pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 12:40 pm. Additionally, at ISSS the student advisor is ready to hear any of your issues or troubles.
There are around 78 clubs of various interests for the undergraduate community and 14 clubs for graduate students. Club rooms are mostly located in the Student Centers (N12, W2), Tae Wul Gwan (N13), and Changyoung Shin New Student Hall. For more information about clubs, contact the Undergraduate Student Club Association by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Graduate Student Club Association (email@example.com) or phone (042) 350-2096.
The KAIST International Student Association (KISA) was established in 2004 to assist the international students in all aspects of their life in KAIST. They serve as a bridge between the foreign students and the school administration to ensure a smooth transition to the campus and promote interaction with the local community. KISA has extended its goal to help students develop their aspirations for the future by serving as a platform for international students to reach their potential in KAIST’s high-quality academic environment. In addition to its primary goal of helping students in their academics, KISA also considers the social aspects of student life at KAIST to be important and organizes many student activities throughout the school year.
The KISA room is found on the second floor of the Student Center (W2).
Club moto: “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” The International Sports Club consists of people from different parts of the world brought together by a common interest in sports. By joining the club, international students will gain many memorable experiences in a comfortable social environment. KISC members value diversity and an open-mindness. You can join the International Sports Club to improve your health, make yourself fit, and make international friends.
Currently, KISC consists of five subgroups for different sports: football, volleyball, cricket, basketball, and badminton.
Kaori (가오리) or Stingray KAIST Swimming Team represents KAIST in major swimming competitions in Korea. Kaori organizes the KAIST Swimming Competition every fall semester. All students in KAIST are eligible to participate upon registration. Kaori recruits new members every spring semester. New members are required to participate in daily swimming training throughout the entire year. The training starts at the KAIST swimming pool at 6 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Training is suspended for two weeks before exam week. For students who are interested in taking swimming classes, Kaori members offer free swimming classes every weekday 6~7pm at the KAIST swimming pool as well.
Founded in 1992, KAIST Orchestra (KAO) is an ensemble consisted of approximately 120 members from various backgrounds including undergraduate/graduate students, researchers, and professors. KAO is dedicated to chamber music and holds public concerts every semester, twice a year. It also regularly performs at various cultural events of KAIST. Members of KAO are required to participate in practice session twice a week—once as a group separated into different instrumental parts, and once on every Tuesday at 9pm with the whole orchestra under a conductor.
The International Student Organization (ISO) provides assistance to international students and help them adjust to campus life by promoting interaction between the Korean and international students. It organizes various activities including trips to famous tourist sites and parties on campus. There are approximately 30 members in the organization. ISO is divided into two main divisions—planning committee and public relations team—each led by a president and two team leaders.
MOSAIC, established in April 2011, is a student organization comprised of Korean students who entered KAIST in the fall semester after graduating from the schools around the world. Having been exposed to various environments and experiences outside Korea, they offer a unique perspective to the school community. By integrating various student bodies in school, MOSAIC aims to promote English-friendly campus environment and further globalize KAIST.
The MSA (Muslim Students Association) works for the welfare of Muslim students at KAIST. MSA’s club room is located on the 3rd floor of the W2 building (#302), where it can be also used for Muslim students to pray. MSA holds many activities yearly to facilitate the needs of Muslim students at KAIST. MAS also works closely with the Islamic Center of Daejeon in the GoongDong which supports the Muslim community in Daejeon. At the Islamic Center of Daejeon, students can perform their Friday prayer, Tarawih, and Islamic celebrations and can also get various Halal ingredients (especially meat).
KAIPlus is a nonprofit voluntary organization comprised of the spouses of KAIST professors that provides support to the members of KAIST family and promote better understanding and cooperation among its members through local community volunteering.
• Wednesday Morning Coffee: We hold an weekly event on every Wednesday from 10:00a.m. ~ 12:00p.m. at the Global Lounge of the International Center. We wish to promote better understanding of different cultures over some coffee.
• Korean-in-Action: We provide a one-to-one Korean learning buddy program. We match a KAIPlus Korean member to any foreign KAIST member who wishes to learn of Korean language or culture.
• Language Classes: We offer Japanese and French classes for beginners.
• Story Time with Art & Craft: This program is for children (K-2) who enjoy children’s books and art activities.