Where You Will Study
Yonsei University is located in Seoul, Korea. Founded in 1885, Yonsei is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country. Students in the Summer Exchange program will have access to distinguished faculty, high-quality courses, and the vibrant urban centers of Seoul. The Yonsei International Summer School accepts students and faculty from all over the world, creating an international atmosphere.
The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) has been welcoming international students to engage in academic pursuit in a state-of-the-art environment since 1985. The program has evolved over the years in order to highlight growing interest in the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history and social sciences, and science and technology.
Students can take a variety of classes across 7 different course categories: Arts/Culture/Humanities, Korean Studies, Management/Economics, Social Sciences, Korean Language, East Asian Studies, and Science/Technology/Environment. Yonsei International Summer School courses are intensive, so that students can complete the necessary coursework within the 6-week period. Students will take 2-3 courses, with each class being about 2 hours a day (3 hours for Korean language classes) for four days a week.
Interested students can also take part in a Yonsei Internship Program. The Corporate Internship is designed to let students experience a global corporate setting, while the Research Internship is geared towards allowing students to conduct research or advanced coursework. These programs are open to all YISS participants, but do require separate application. Note that some of the corporate internships require knowledge of Korean.
In addition to regular coursework, students will have the opportunity to directly experience the Korean culture. This includes a three day field trip and numerous extra curriculars.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
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500 spaces will be made available for summer school campuses at Yonsei housing facilities, all of which are close to the areas where many of the YISS classes will be held. Space is limited, so it is recommended that students apply for housing as soon as they receive their admission number from YISS. Students who are unable to get on campus housing or wish to live off campus can refer to Yonsei's housing information page.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Before the program begins, students will need to pay a one-time application fee and a tuition fee. In addition, students accepted to on-campus housing will pay a one-time campus housing fee. There is also a charge for those wanting to go on the three day field trip.
For a detailed cost breakdown, see the Yonsei website
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.
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See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the Yonsei University International Summer School program, click on the links below.
Yonsei International Summer School.pdf
Yonsei International Summer School 2.pdf
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.