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Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year (SH)
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
Year (SH)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/15/2018 04/30/2018 08/08/2018 12/22/2018
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Language Prereqs.: No prerequisites
Language Courses: Korean/Advanced, Korean/Elementary, Korean/Intermediate
Fields of study:
Asian Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Theology/Religious Studies
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore
Credits/Term: 12-18
Program Type:
Foreign University Progam for International Students
Housing Options: Residence Halls
Meals/Dining:
Dining hall/meal plan
Program Description:

Since its founding in 1885, Yonsei University has been synonymous with international education and exchange in Asia. As the most internationalized and open institution of higher learning in Korea, Yonsei by far enjoys the longest history of international education in Korea with the most extensive network of exchange partners world-wide.

Yonsei maintains the most extensive international network in Korea with 603 partner institutions in 59 countries and educates the largest number of international students among Korean universities, with nearly 4,000 students in the academic year 2009. In addition, Yonsei University currently ranked as the top private university in Korea in the 2009 QS World University Rankings published by The Times Higher Education Supplement and in The 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Even more, Yonsei University is actively strengthening its international status as a competitive research university by launching the "Global 5-5-10" program in 2007. The main goal of the program is to achieve global top 10 ranking in at least five of the 12 selected fields (which are Korean studies, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biomedical Science, Material Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metabolism Disorders, Nanomedical Research, Aging Studies, and Medical Engineering) within the next five years.

Yonsei University provides excellent global programs for international students. Its English-based degree programs include Underwood International College, the highly selective four-year undergraduate school which serves as an intimate, elite setting within the larger institution of Yonsei, Graduate School of International Studies, the graduate school renowned for its global competitiveness, and Global MBA, the MBA program that is reflective of the modern business environment of the world. Yonsei University also offers the most comprehensive and modernized international non-degree programs for ambitious international students, which include the Exchange Program, Study Abroad Program, Tailor-Made Programs, International Summer School, and the various Korean language programs of the Korean Language Institute.

International students participating in Yonsei University’s extensive degree and non-degree global programs get the valuable opportunity to receive the best international education in Asia through its globally renowned faculty members and innovative and extensive curriculum, with over 700 courses taught in English. For instance, a significant number of top economists, including 2007 Economics Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin, will soon be joining the faculty of Yonsei College of Business and Economics. In addition, UIC, GSIS, and Global MBA professors form a unique and highly distinguished faculty from leading universities, including Harvard University, Stanford University, and Columbia University. Yonsei University also offers students a rigorous, globally-focused curriculum that can guide students to excel in their respective fields on an international level.

In addition to gaining academic excellence, international students are also exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment. Yonsei University is particularly fortunate to be situated in a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded environment with a mountain inside located just in the center of Seoul’s metropolitan area. Its scenic campus has recently been described as "one of the most beautiful campuses in the world" by CNN’s special program, EYE ON SOUTH KOREA. In addition to enjoying the lovely environment, students can share special memories and experience Korean culture by participating in various Yonsei clubs and activities for international students. The famous Yon-Ko Games, an annual sports festival of Yonsei University and Korea University, is also a major must-see for international students.

To further solidify its status as a leading international university, Yonsei has announced plans to establish the Yonsei Songdo Global Academic Complex, a combined cutting-edge research complex and global education campus, in 2010. Conveniently located just ten minutes away from the Incheon International Airport, it will serve as a new form of university education and become the center of global research and education in Asia for students and faculty from all over the world.

Yonsei University's international student house, the International House (Gukje Haksa) has all the equipment and facilities required in this day of information, technology, and globalization. It can accommodate up to 604 students in Single and double rooms. The house is available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and KLI students with separate wings for men and women. A mixture of Korean and non-Korean students live in the house providing an international atmosphere. The primary language in the house is English. Every room is equipped with LAN connections for Internet use.

The house has shared refrigerators for student use, lounge areas, study areas, a recreation area, a lecture room, a computer room, and laundry facilities (washing machines and dryers). Laundry facilities are not coin operated and are free of charge for unlimited laundry use. The house has central heating and an air conditioner in each room.

Dorm rooms are western-style, with twin beds. In addition to a bed, each person is provided a wardrobe closet, a desk, and a small bookcase. Each room has a window shade, an overhead light and desk lamps. One set of sheets, one blanket, a pillow, and a pillowcase are provided, but students are responsible for laundering their own sheets and pillowcase.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals. There is no meal plan, but there are many alternatives. Students may buy their meals in one of the college cafeterias, or in the university area's many restaurants. There is a shared-refrigerator space for storing milk, bread, or other perishables. Nearby bakeries have coffee and rolls for breakfast and both pizza and Chinese food can be delivered to the dorm.

Telephone service in the dorm is somewhat limited. Each room has one telephone connected to a central switchboard that only accommodates incoming calls. The dorm has several pay phones for student use. Outgoing collect or credit card calls may be placed on the "Home Country Direct" phones in the lobby or courtyard. Outgoing local calls or international "cash card" calls may also be placed at the phones in the lobby.

Subjects

Accounting, Asian Studies, Communication, Economics, Finance, History, International Business, International Studies, Korean Language, Literature, Management, Mandarin, Marketing, Operations Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology