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South Korea: Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Language Prerequisite: None
Areas of Study: AACSB Accreditation, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Korean, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology Special Notes: Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at a CSU at the time of application
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline 
March 1: Secondary Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


Eligibility Requirements
3.0 GPA. Students must have junior status

Course Prerequisites
Completion of one course with a focus on Korea or East Asia and/or a demonstrated interest in Korean culture, history, politics, language, etc.

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Students pay the same tuition for South Korea: Yonsei University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. 


The South Korea: Yonsei University program is affiliated with Yonsei University in Seoul. Yonsei is the oldest private university in South Korea and has a student population of over 30,000 students including more than 1,000 international students from 20 countries.

South KoreaThis program is suited for students from a variety of majors. Intensive Korean language study is a key feature of this program as all students take a 6 credit Korean language course in the fall semester and optional in the spring semester. Language courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. In addition to language courses, students enroll in Introduction to Korean Studies (during the fall semester) and other elective courses. Many courses are offered under the general headings of East Asian studies, international relations and international business. Students proficient in the Korean language may, with permission, take regular university courses at Yonsei. 

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. Students may not take more than two physical education courses per semester

Please note that space is limited in this program and there are regularly more applicants than placements available. Students applying to this program are highly encouraged to have a second choice program in the event that they are not selected for participation.


Yonsei University is located in South Korea’s capital city of Seoul. With a population of 12 million, Seoul is the center of political and economic life in South Korea. Yonsei University sits on a large wooded campus in Sinchon, an area of Seoul that is popular with college students due to the many trendy restaurants, shops, and cafes.


Students are responsible for coordinating their own housing accommodations before arriving in Seoul. Upon acceptance into the program, CSU IP will provide students with information on their housing options. Most students apply to live in International House, an on-campus dormitory, but dorm availability is limited. Students can also arrange to live in nearby boarding houses (hasuk-jibs) and the Yonsei University staff can provide assistance to students who are interested in this option.