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
Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at a CSU at the time of application
CSU IP South Korea
Program At A Glance
When: Late August to late June
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP South Korea as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA required; Students must have junior status, and have completed at least one academic year (two semesters/3 quarters) of coursework at a CSU - and have it reflected on their transcript - at the time of application.
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.
The CSU IP South Korea program is affiliated with Yonsei University in Seoul. Yonsei, which is the oldest private university in South Korea, has a student population of over 30,000, including more than 1,000 international students from 20 countries.
This program, which is suited for students from a variety of majors, gives participants the opportunity to study South Korea in both its Asian and world contexts. 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. 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 for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
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.