If you are joining us at the 2010 Global Studies Conference, you may find the delegate information pack useful.

Conference Venue
Local Airport
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Conference Venue

Social Sciences Building
Pusan National University
South Korea

It will take approximately ten minutes to get from Pusan National University Subway Station to the main gate of PNU on foot. You may access various PNU sites more conveniently by using the charged shuttles.

Type of Bus: Geumjeong Town Bus No. 7 (Charged):

  • Location of Departure: Pusan National University Subway Station,
    Exit No. 1 or Exit No. 3
  • Operating Hours: From 6:00 A.M. to 08:00 P.M.
  • Intervals of Operation: five minutes (more frequent during morning rush hour, which is from 08:20 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.)
  • Bus fare: KRW 750 for cash (KRW 700 for traffic card users)
  • Operating Routes

Pusan National University Station (subway) Busan Bank PNU Main Entrance PNU Administrative Building Moonchang Hall 2nd Library Social Science Hall Chemistry Hall Arts Hall Art Gallery Music Hall Gyeongam Gym

Gyeongam Gym 2nd College of Education Hall Arts Hall Chemistry Hall Law Hall ? Social Science Hall 2nd Library Moonchang Hall PNU Administrative Building Main Entrance Shinhan Bank Pusan National University Station (subway)

By Bus
City buses whose routes pass through Pusan National University are as follows:
- From Haewundae, Songjeong, and Gijang: 100, 100-1, 144, 183
- From Seochang, Beomeosa, and Guseo-dong: 29, 49, 51, 80, 131, 301, 1002
- From Gimhae, Gupo, and Deokcheon-dong: 121, 130
- From Seomyeon (Lotte Hotel): 77
For detailed information about routes and stops of city buses, please visit www.http://bus.busan.go.kr

By Subway
The easiest way to get to PNU Pusan Campus from downtown Busan by mass transit is to use the subway. You are recommended to get off at Pusan National University Subway Station on Subway Line No. 1, leave the station via exit No. 3, and walk to the main gate of PNU. If you wish to visit Sangnam International House or buildings near the north gate, you are recommended to get off at Jangjeon Subway Station and use the ramp opposite to the traffic lane. The subway fare ranges from KRW 1,100 to KRW 1,200, and it may vary depending on the distance.

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Local Airport
Kimhae International Airport

Subway: Busan’s line 1 and line 2 connect most of the major attractions in the city. As they are both relatively new, they are much cleaner than Seoul’s.

Train: Busan Station, located near the main port, is the terminus for the Kyeongbu Line (going north to Seoul) and Kyeongjeon Line (going west along the south coast to Mokp’o).

Bus: The Express Bus Terminal (Onch’on-dong, Tongnae-gu) has express buses to most major destination in Korea. For less popular destinations, you will need to use one of the 2 inter-city bus terminals: Dongbu (east- Myeongryun-dong, Tongnae-gu) and Seobu (west- Kwaebeob-dong, Sasang-gu).

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Korea’s currency is the won (?). In some tourist areas, merchants may be willing to accept U.S. dollars or Japanese yen, but the exchange rate will be worse than the official rate. Most banks and hotels can exchange money, and most will also take travelers checks. Cash advances on non-Korean credit cards can be made in most subway stations and banks. Many international banks have offices in Seoul, and a few have branches in Pusan.

The Korean language belongs to the Ural-Altic family of languages which also includes Turkish and Mongolian. Although the language contains many words derived from Chinese and printed media still use Chinese ideographs to represent many of those words, structurally the two languages are very different. Korean is closer to the Japanese language linguistically.

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