Study Abroad in Seoul
College Study Abroad
Explore Seoul, South Korea
The capital and largest city in South Korea, Seoul is a vibrant cultural center filled with museums, religious monuments, parks, markets, festivals, sports teams, and tourist attractions, including the Gyeongbok and Changdeok palaces.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Seoul, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Discovering the meaning of lions in Buddhism at Hwaeomsa Temple, exploring tea fields at Jirisan Mountain, watching the drama of mask-dance unfold at Hahoe Village in Andong, or seeing more of South Korea with similar excursions
- Visits to the notorious Korean Demilitarized Zone
- Lessons to learn taekwondo or K-Pop dance or a Korean cooking class and street food tour
Where Students Study
Located on the campus of Yonsei University, less than 20 minutes from downtown Seoul.
Yonsei University is the most prestigious private institution of higher education in Korea with 18 graduate schools, 21 colleges, and a student population of more than 30,000, including more than 14,000 students from 35 countries.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Seoul, students can connect with members of local communities by teaching English to refugees or seniors, helping at schools for students with disabilities, or caring for orphaned infants.