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08/18/2014 - 12/20/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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04/01/2015
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15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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02/23/2015 - 06/21/2015
Deadlines:
10/01/2014
Credit:
15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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10/01/2015
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Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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08/18/2014 - 06/21/2015
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Seoul has hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup, and 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit. But its most enduring award is its designation as a UNESCO City of Design. There’s no better place to study business, language, humanities, and more than in this lively center of design excellence and information technology. With the Seoul Mates program, university clubs, and a variety of cultural excursions, our Arts and Sciences program in South Korea gives you access to this wonderful culture and ensures an immersive international experience like none other.

Study abroad in Seoul and you'll:

  • Take courses, taught in English or Korean, in international business, humanities, social sciences, and the arts; have access to intensive Korean language courses for all learning levels
  • Receive ongoing support, guidance, and care provided by a longtime American resident in Korea and a local university graduate
  • Have access to the Yonsei School of Business (YSB) and its Creative Leadership Forum, which offers a series of discussions on investment banking, management consulting, media, and entrepreneurship.
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies

    For high-achieving students who want to study in one of 19 locations in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, or pursue comparative studies in such areas as religion or business

  • Bowman Travel Grants
  • Bowman Travel Grants

    For students who want to pursue study abroad in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, or Latin America, and who demonstrate financial based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Michael Stohl Research Scholarship
  • Michael Stohl Research Scholarship

    The Michael Stohl Research Scholarship is awarded to students studying for a semester or year who are self-identified as a 1st generation college student, demonstrate financial need, are a non-traditionally aged student, have a non-traditional background, and/or are planning to conduct research as part of the study abroad program. Preference is given to students from public higher education institutions. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • CIEE Global Ambassadors Merit Grant
  • CIEE Global Ambassadors Merit Grant

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    Awarded to motivated students who are eager to share the many transformative benefits of studying abroad when they return to campus. Awards are based on personal statements from student applicants that demonstrate motivation and financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC).

    CIEE Alumni Ambassador Grant awardees are required to either:

    Maintain an official CIEE blog during their semester abroad OR

    Act as a CIEE Alumni Ambassador on their campus after returning from studying abroad

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

In addition to an intensive Korean language class, you’ll have access to a host of elective courses through direct enrollment at Yonsei University. From East Asian studies and business administration to communications, science, and engineering, CIEE has the classes you need to indulge an interest and satisfy major or minor credit.

Excursions

study abroad in South Korea

You’ll experience the depth of South Korea during diverse journeys. Visit the wetlands of Suncheon. Take a trip to Hwaomsa to discover why lions are so symbolic in Buddhism. Experience the tea fields of Mt. Chirisan. Go to the traditional Hahoe Village in Andong to enjoy mask-dance drama. Or attend the exciting Busan International Film Festival. It’s all waiting.

Cultural Activities

Complementing your classroom work are special lectures and cultural activities. Visit Korean organizations, museums, temples, and historic sites. You'll see the Korean demilitarized zone, take a trip to a national park, and visit other locations of great natural and cultural significance. CIEE also arranges one or two-night homestays with Korean families, allowing you to experience life in a Korean home.

Volunteering

There are so many ways to give back to your host community. You might work with orphans waiting to be adopted or help students with developmental disabilities gain skills to integrate into society. Through the CIEE BACK (Benefitting All Children in Korea) Project, you can teach English to North Korean refugee students, and lead them in fun activities like riding bikes along the Han River. Other volunteer activities can be arranged for you by the CIEE staff.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Costs
Fall 2014 (18 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
08/18/2014
12/20/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$16,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,149
Housing
$2,170
Insurance
$113
Visa Fees
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,300
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$300
Personal expenses
$2,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015 (17 wks)
10/01/2014
02/23/2015
06/21/2015
$16,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,149
Housing
$2,170
Insurance
$113
Visa Fees
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,300
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$300
Personal expenses
$2,200

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2016
10/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015 (44 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
08/18/2014
06/21/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$32,000

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$27,129
Housing
$4,340
Insurance
$113
Visa Fees
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$4,600
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$600
Personal expenses
$4,400
Expenses during break **
$1,700

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** academic year students are responsible for meals during the semester break

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Calendar year 2015
10/01/2014
02/23/2015
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate program at the time of application
  • Completed two semesters in their undergraduate program prior to applying to the program
  • Transcript demonstrating the completion of work is required at the time of application
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for a semester is 15–18 semester/22.5–27 quarter hours and total recommended credit for the academic year is 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours.

For content courses, there are 45 contact hours are and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course. Korean language courses have 90 contact hours and recommended credit is 6 semester/9 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students take three elective courses for a total of 9 credits and one intensive Korean language course at their level for 6 credits. At least one of the elective courses must be directly related to Korea. Students that exhibit fluency in Korean, orally, aurally, reading, and writing, may be able to take certain elective courses in Korean alongside local Korean students. Students may also take the CIEE Intercultural Communication and Leadership in Seoul course as an additional elective.

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About the City

About The City

Situated on the Han River, densely populated Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. This vibrant business and financial hub and cultural center is home to more than 100 museums, numerous religious monuments, parks and surrounding mountains, markets, festivals, sports teams, and tourist attractions including the Gyeongbok and Changdeok palaces. And that’s just the start.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Suzanne Crowder Han

Resident Director

Suzanne Han’s love of Korea began more than 30 years ago as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. Suzanne completed her two-year term of service in a rural health center in Chungju and later became an in-country Peace Corps staff. She has taught at several Korean universities, including Yonsei University, Chung-ang University, and Hankook University of Foreign Studies. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. An accomplished author, Suzanne has written many books and articles on Korean customs and traditions. Her stories based on Korean folk tales are included in a number of anthologies and children’s reading textbooks in North America. Suzanne is vice president Friends of Korea (an organization started by former Peace Corps Korea Volunteers dedicated to enhancing cultural awareness and friendship between Americans and Koreans), and vice president of the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch.

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I have spent over half my adult life in Korea—a land of contrasts and harmony, a pleasant blending of historic majesty and bustling modernity, soaring mountains and wide plains, traditional craftsmen and high-tech industries. Seoul—its capital and the city I call home—is both ancient and youthful. It is an exciting, fascinating city that has been the capital of Korea for over 600 years. Modern high-rise buildings coexist with ancient palaces and shrines. Men and women dressed in Korean traditional garments brush shoulders with those clad in everything from business suits and well-worn jeans to rock fashions and designer creations. The heart of Korea’s culture and education, as well as its politics and economics, Seoul is a great place for a semester or year of study. Koreans take great pride in their language and culture and are happy to help others learn about their customs and traditions, music and art, history, and development.

Come and learn firsthand about the city of Seoul, as well as the dynamic country of Korea and its remarkable people. Come study, learn, and enjoy!

— Suzanne Crowder Han, Resident Director

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Boram Kim is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in international relations and Chinese. She is glad to introduce the rich and dynamic culture of Korea to CIEE study abroad participants.

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Tina Lee

Tina Lee holds a B.A. in hospitality and tourism management from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In addition to having worked in the hospitality industry, she was an exchange program coordinator at Keimyung University. She has extensive experience in student support and academic mentoring and she loves to share Korean traditional and contemporary culture.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Study Center is based at Yonsei University, the most prestigious private institution of higher education in Korea. Founded in 1885, the school has 18 graduate schools, 21 colleges, and a student population of over 30,000, including more than 1,000 students from 20 countries. The university is located less than 20 minutes from downtown Seoul on a large sprawling campus that is hilly and forested. A full range of sporting facilities, including a fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium, and basketball and tennis courts, are available.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Students typically live with other international or CIEE students in the SK Global House dormitory located on campus near the CIEE Study Center. Details about the facility are provided to students in their pre-departure materials. Students may live with their relatives in a homestay environment if available. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Meals may be eaten at a food court attached to the dormitory, other on-campus cafeterias, restaurants, and snack bars, and restaurants throughout Seoul. The dorm also has kitchens that students can use.

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Orientations

Orientations

study abroad in South Korea

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Seoul even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

A mandatory orientation of about two weeks takes place in Seoul prior to the beginning of courses. The CIEE orientation introduces you to the country and the culture, provides practical information about living in Korea, and prepares you for their upcoming international experience. The orientation also includes visits to places of cultural and historical significance, an excursion to the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, and a three- or four-day trip to the countryside during which meals are provided. In addition, Yonsei University’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides an academic orientation that includes a Korean language placement exam. You'll also receive ongoing orientation on various aspects of Korean culture through the co-curricular program and individual appointments with the CIEE resident staff.

If you are a student of Korean Heritage with native language skills in Korean you may opt to receive components of orientation in Korean given your different priorities and family obligations while in the program in Seoul. You will be required to do a community service project in the program and participate only in mandatory group and individual meetings. Other program activities will be optional for you. The goal of this specialized support is to provide discreet programming while acknowledging your needs.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Free wireless Internet is available in the dorm and most places on campus. You will also have access to computers and the Internet in a media center and lounges in the dorm as well as in the library, Global Lounge in the Student Union Building, and many other locations on campus.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

Complementing the classroom work are special lectures, excursions, and cultural activities, such as visits to Korean organizations, museums, temples, and historic sites; a trip to the demilitarized zone; and a trip to a national park or some other location of great natural and cultural significance. These organized activities are a required part of the CIEE study abroad program, and you should expect to participate fully in each activity.

Short-term Homestay

CIEE arranges one- or two-night homestays with Korean families to enable you to experience life in a Korean home. This experience provides you with a wonderful understanding of Korea and the Korean family.

Cultural Reimbursement Program

To help you enrich your study abroad experience in Seoul, CIEE offers the Cultural Reimbursement Program. This program reimburses you for your participation in local cultural activities, such as Korean movie screenings, traditional music concerts and theater, and visits to local museums and historic places of interest within Seoul.

Immersion

study abroad in South Korea

CIEE Seoul Mates Program

CIEE-recruited-and-trained students from universities across the greater Seoul metropolitan area, called CIEE Seoul Mates, assist CIEE participants with language study and help them adjust to their new environment and expand their understanding of Korean culture and society. In addition to organizing various social events, the Seoul Mates help with CIEE orientation as well as various cultural activities and workshops. Through ongoing interaction with these local students, CIEE participants are able to meet local Korean students and learn firsthand about student life in Seoul.

Volunteering

Through The Back Project, a CIEE community service program, you can work, for example, with North Korean refugee students to help them learn English as well as learn more about the world in general, a school for students with learning disabilities, where you can help with art, dance, cooking, and theater classes as well as with sports and field trips, a nearby orphanage where you can volunteer to work with infants and unwed mothers, and a senior citizens center where you can teach conversational English. Other volunteer activities can be arranged for you by the CIEE staff.

University Clubs

You can join regular Yonsei University student clubs, which cater to every interest. A sampling includes music, dance, art, photography, martial arts, hiking, and sports. There are also a number of service groups that you can join.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Program

Established in 2006, the CIEE Study Center in Seoul provides study abroad students a supportive environment in which to study at a top-ranked Korean university and experience life in Seoul. While participants enroll in Yonsei University courses, CIEE resident staff organizes a special orientation and co-curricular program designed to provide a deeper understanding of Korea. Program participants take courses in English and Korean through the Underwood International College (UIC), a division of Yonsei University.

Academic Culture

At Yonsei, large classes tend to follow a lecture format, whereas smaller classes tend to be seminar-oriented. Some classes include excursions to related sites (for example, a Mass Media class may include an excursion to a broadcast center). All courses are taught by Yonsei University faculty.

The academic calendar runs from mid-August through late June and is divided into two semesters. The spring semester (February–June) is the first semester of the academic year and the fall semester (August–December) is the second. The program at Yonsei is offered both semesters and consists of a 10-day CIEE orientation and 15 weeks of classes. The academic-year program consists of two consecutive semesters. Housing between semesters is included in the academic year fee.

Nature of Classes

Participants take classes with CIEE and other international students. Study abroad students may enroll in many, but not all, of the classes offered by Yonsei University’s Underwood International College due to the enrollment caps for full-degree students. Participants may enroll directly in Yonsei University English language courses and take classes with Korean students in departments including engineering, science, and business administration. Courses in business and economics are restricted to business and economics majors. Students with near-native Korean language skills also have many other options available to them should they be able to take content courses in Korean. Taking courses in Korean requires more than oral and aural proficiency in the language; one must be reading and writing literate in the language as well; and depending on the course, have some knowledge of Chinese characters. To succeed in regular Yonsei courses one must have comprehension of university-level Korean.

Grading System

Assessment is based on attendance, exams, quizzes, presentations, and papers. Letter grades of A-F are given with pluses and minuses. Yonsei University has a strict attendance policy: a student who is absent from a course for more than one-third of the semester is issued a “F” regardless of their achievement in the course; however, some professors may have even stricter rules. The Korean Language Institute, through which Korean language courses are taught, has an even stricter attendance rule: a student cannot be absent for more than 20 percent of the course or they will not receive a passing grade.

Language of Instruction

English
Korean

Faculty

All courses are taught by Yonsei University faculty.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Yonsei University Courses

The International Division of the Underwood International College, a college of Yonsei University, offers a large selection of elective courses taught in English for international students. In addition, students may directly enroll alongside Korean students in specific courses, taught in English, in most departments at Yonsei University. Intensive Korean language courses are coordinated by the Korean Language Institute (KLI) at the University.

The following is a sampling of some of the courses offered by Yonsei University. Some courses are not offered every semester. Courses with an asterisk satisfy the CIEE elective course requirement; each CIEE participant must enroll in at least one course with a specific focus on Korea. Course offerings change from semester to semester and are normally listed on the Yonsei University website a few weeks before the start of each semester. Students can check the course syllabi at http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr. Please note that courses that have “cc” in the column titled “Category” are only for students directly enrolled in the Underwood International College; they are not open to other students. Students are advised to remain flexible in their course selection and to have course alternatives should they not be able to get their first choice.

For complete descriptions on the Korean Language courses available, please go to /study/documents/KLPD.pdf. Morning Korean language courses require that students be majoring in one of the following areas to be eligible for enrollment: Korean language, Korean/Asian studies, linguistics, international affairs, and global studies.

Required Korean Language Institute Courses

Beginning Korean Language I, II, III
Intermediate Korean Language I, II, III
Advanced Korean Language I, II

English Language Electives at Underwood International College

Business Administration
International Business Policy
International Trade Practices
Introduction to Investment Management

East Asian Studies
Chinese Characters I and II
Comparative Asian Economies
Comparative Eastern and Western Ethics
Comparative Study of Far Eastern Cinema Art*
Cultural Tradition of East Asia*
Culture and Business Strategy in China
Doing Business in Asia
East Asian Civilization
East Asian Literature and Society
International Law: Issues in Asia
International Relations East Asia*
Modern China
Survey of Asian Art I and II
The U.S. and Northeast Asia*

Intercultural Education
International Conflict and Cooperation
International Human Rights
International Law
International Political Economy
The United Nations and International Organizations

Korean Studies Christianity in Korea*
Comparative Political Economy: States and Markets in Capitalist Economies
Confucian Korea: Past and Present*
Democracy and Economic Development in Korea*
Globalization and Theories of International Relations
Introduction to Korean Law and Legal System*
Introduction to Korean Studies*
Korean American Experience*
Korean-Americans: Studies in Cultural Assimilation, Alienation, and Identity*
Korean Business Ethics*
Korean Economy*
Korean International Relations*
Korean Philosophy*
Korean Society and Culture*
The Korean War*
Korean Welfare State*
Mass Media in Korea*
Modern and Contemporary Korean Art*
Modern Korean-Japanese Relations*
Modern Korean Society and Culture*
Politics and Society in North Korea*
Politics, Law, and Culture
Pre-Modern Korean History*
Survey of Korean Literature in Transition*
Topics on Korean Language and Culture*
Traditional Korean Society and Modernization*
Understanding the Korean Language: Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives

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Business Administration (Only for business majors; all courses are AACSB accredited)
Business Communication
Corporate Finance
Cost Accounting
Financial Management
Global Business Environment
International Management
Management Accounting
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Service Operations Management
Strategic Cost Management
Strategic Management

Economics (Only for economics majors)
Econometrics I
International Trade Theory
Microeconomics
Theory of Economic Development

Science and Engineering Courses

Architecture
Analysis of Steel Structure
Architecture Design I
Building HVAC
Experiments in Building and Design with Drawing

Architectural Engineering
Building Materials
Building Thermal Environment Systems
Housing and Interiors
Mechanical Equipment
Thermal Environment of Buildings

Astronomy
Astronomical Optics
Space Astronomy

Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Chemistry
Micrometeorology

Biology
Embryology

Biotechnology
Applied Microbiology
Biological and Organic Chemistry
Cell Biology
Functional Genomics
Genetic Engineering
Immunology
Instrumental Analysis in Biotechnology
Introduction to Nano Biotechnology

Ceramic Engineering
Applied Mathematics in Ceramics
Bioceramics
Composite Materials
Display Materials and Processing Laboratory
Electronic Ceramics
Electronic Properties in Solids
Elementary Solid State Physics
Fine Ceramics
Functional Materials

Chemical Engineering
Basic Chemical Engineering and Lab
Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Calculation
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I and II
Computer Aided Design in Chemical Engineering
Fluid Transport Phenomena
Heat Transfer
Industrial Organic Chemistry
Introduction of Semiconductor Processes
Management Engineering
Mass Transport Phenomena
Physical Chemistry 1
Polymer Chemistry Analysis
Reaction Engineering
Transport Phenomena

Chemistry
Coordination Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Molecular Spectroscopy
Quantum Chemistry

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Basic Surveying and Practice
Computational Structural Analysis
Dynamics
Environment Sanitary Engineering
Pavement and Railroad Engineering
River Engineering
Soil Mechanics
Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal
Structural Mechanics
Theory of Geo-Spatial Information
Vibration Analysis of Structures
Water and Waste Treatment Engineering

Computer Science Engineering
Algorithm Analysis
Architecture of Computers
Automated and Formal Languages
Compiler Design
Digital Logic Circuit
Discrete Mathematics
Internet Programming
Introduction to Computer Science
Object-Oriented Programming
Programming Language Structures
Programming Practice
Software Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Antenna Engineering
Communication Systems Design
Computer Architecture
Data Structure and Algorithms
Digital Communication
Digital Control Engineering
Digital Logic Circuits
Digital Signal Processing
Electric Machinery and Control
Electric Power Engineering
Electricity and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Field Theory
Electronic Circuits
Linear Algebra
Medical Electronics
Microprocessor
Microwave Circuit
Network Theory
Operating System
Power Electronics
Random Process
Semiconductor Engineering
Signal and System
VLSI Design

Industrial and Information Engineering
Financial Engineering
Human Factors Engineering
S/W Application

Mathematics
Metric Space Theory

Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Calculus and Vector Analysis
Dynamics
Intermediate Solid Mechanics
Introduction Biotechnology
Mechanical System Control
Mechanical Vibration
Mechanics of Solids
Mechanism Design
Microfabrication and Micromachining
Robot and Mechatronics Engineering
Thermodynamics

Metallurgical Engineering
Alloy Design
Design of Polymeric Materials
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Metals and Materials
Optical Properties of Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Semiconductor Process and Applications
Solid State Chemistry of Processing
Solid State Physics
X-Ray Diffraction

Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Elementary Particle Physics
Mathematical Physics
Modern Physics
Thermal and Statistical Physics

Urban Planning and Engineering
Advanced Transportation System
Mathematical Modeling Techniques
New Town Studio
Sustainable Development
Urban Environmental Planning
Urban Information System Applications
Urban Land Use Planning
Urban Management

Social Sciences and Humanities Courses

Communications
Broadcast Production
International Communication
Media Convergence
Theories of Broadcast Production
Understanding Broadcast Journalism
Understanding the International Press

Political Science and Diplomacy
The Capitalist Development in North and South East Asia
Chinese Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
International Relations in East Asia
Introduction to American Government
Modernity, Culture, and Politics in East Asia
Nationalism: Theory and Practice
NGOs Role in International Conflict
The Politics of International Trade
Theories and Practices of Diplomacy
U.S. Politics and Diplomacy

Public Administration
Public Management

Social Work
Community Welfare
Social Welfare Data Analysis
Social Welfare Ethics and Philosophy

Sociology Demographic Problems
Introduction to Sociology
Medical Sociology
Sociology of Knowledge

CIEE Elective Course

COMM 3301 KSEO

Intercultural Communication and Leadership in Seoul
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Seoul as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 42. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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