|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 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||March 31|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estimated Program Fee: $2,960
Included in the program fee:
- $350 Study Abroad Fee
- Program activities and program travel
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.