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QUICK FACTS
Location Seoul, South Korea
Academic Term Summer A-Term
Estimated Program Fee $2,960
Credits Up to 10 UW credits (for 2 courses)
Prerequisites Min. 2.5 GPA
Language Instruction in English
Program Manager Shannon Quinn | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline March 31
HIGHLIGHTS
General The Yonsei Summer program was founded in 1985. Located in the capital city of Korea, Yonsei University's Summer Program offers students an opportunity to study at one of Korea's premier universities. Participants will have access to top-notch facilities and the cultural center of Seoul.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Yonsei University is a private research university, located in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea and is widely regarded as one of the top three comprehensive universities in the country. Yonsei University has a main campus in Seoul and a secondary campus in Wonju, South Korea, with over 20,000 undergraduate students and over 6,000 graduate students. Yonsei University has a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural center of Seoul's metropolitan area. Yonsei is known as being the most international university in Korea.

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.
 
LOCATION

Site

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and is home to many famous attractions, including the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the Jogyesa Temple.










 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this summer program must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive up to 10 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.

Courses

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 extracurriculars.


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.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

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.




 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $2,960

Included in the program fee:

  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Housing
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,100)
  • Food (about $20/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly to Yonsei University.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.