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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 the dedicated CIEE staff
  • 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.
  • Interact with local students through CIEE’s Seoul Mates program
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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 $5 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:

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

    $2,500 toward program costs. To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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

    $2,500 toward program costs. To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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. You might, for example, visit the wetlands of Suncheon. Take a trip to Hwaomsa Temple 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. Through The Back Project, a CIEE community service program, you might work, for example, with North Korean refugee students to help them learn English and more about the world in general; at 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; at a nearby orphanage where you can provide support to infants; or at a senior citizens center where you can teach conversational English. 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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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2016 (18 wks)
04/15/2016
08/17/2016
12/22/2016
$17,650

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 **
$14,595
Housing
$2,520
Insurance
$118
Visa Fees
$117

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 $500 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 *
$1,230
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 2017 (17 wks)
10/15/2016
02/20/2017
06/22/2017
$18,850

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 **
$15,746
Housing
$2,520
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$117

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 $500 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 *
$1,230
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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Fall 2017
04/15/2017
TBA
TBA
$18,850

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 **
$15,746
Housing
$2,520
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$117

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 $500 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 *
$1,230
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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Calendar year 2017
10/15/2016
02/20/2017
TBA
$36,000

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 **
$30,376
Housing
$5,040
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$117

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 $500 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 *
$1,230
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

** calendar year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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Academic year 2016-2017 (44 wks)
04/15/2016
08/17/2016
06/22/2017
$33,500

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 **
$27,925
Housing
$5,040
Insurance
$118
Visa Fees
$117

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 $500 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 *
$1,230
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$600
Personal expenses
$4,400
Expenses during break **
$2,700

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 who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • 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

Students enroll in four to five elective courses, including an option of a 6-credit Korean language course at their level, for a total of 15 credits.

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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 and has an M.B.A. from Yonsei University. 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 of 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

Boram Kim was born and raised in Seoul and had studied abroad in the United States for eight years before she joined CIEE. She holds a B.A. in international relations and Chinese from the College of William and Mary. With her current studies on a MEd in educational technology, she is working on the systemic design of intercultural programs and hopes to enrich the study abroad experience. Boram 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. She studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for one semester as an exchange student and she is continuing her studies as a graduate student at Korea University Graduate School of Education, pursuing a Master of Continuing Education (Lifelong Education). 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 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. Meals are not included in the program fee (except for students doing homestay) 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 has a large kitchen that students can use.

Housing Options
Students can choose from three housing options: staying in an on-campus dorm, living with relatives, or doing a semester-long homestay.

SK Global House Dormitory
SK Global House, completed in spring 2010, is conveniently connected to the New Millennium Hall - where many of the classes taken by international students are taught - and to the Korean Language Institute by an enclosed walkway. It has seven floors above ground and four underground, with separate floors for men and women. In addition to beds, desks, and chairs, each double-occupancy room has Internet access via LAN line and is equipped with a separate air conditioning and heating system. Each room has a toilet and shower. Linens (sheets, pillows, blankets) are provided but towels and toilet paper are not.

Each floor has a lounge equipped with a computer, public phone, and TV, a seminar room, and a study room. The dorm also has a computer room equipped with public-use computers and printers, a sound proof music practice room, a fitness center, a large kitchen that students can use, and coin-operated laundry facilities (washing machines, dryers and irons). The dormitory kitchen has toasters, microwaves, and refrigerators for students to share, but students must provide their own pots, pans, dishes, and tableware.

A food court, dry cleaner, nail salon, travel agency, coffee shop, and convenience store are located on the premises.

Access to the residential area of the dorm is via a key-card system. There are security guards and surveillance cameras to provide additional security and ensure that the housing regulations are enforced.

Homestay
Homestays, that is, living with a Korean family, provide students an unparalleled opportunity for language and cultural immersion and allow them to become more involved in local communities. Korean homestay families typically live within a 40- to 80-minute commute of Yonsei University. Students have their own room with a desk, chair, and bed, may have use of the kitchen, and share bathroom facilities. Laundry facilities are available. Families provide breakfast and dinner daily. Lunch is not included in the program fee. Utilities are included except for telephone fees, which are the responsibility of the student. All households have Internet access.

The homestay program is designed for those students who want to immerse themselves in Korean culture and are willing to commit to living with a Korean family for the full semester. If you start the homestay program, you must do it till the end of the semester because you will not be able to move into the dorm.

Living with Relatives
CIEE participants who have family members living in Seoul may request to opt out of CIEE-provided housing to live with their relatives. Students interested in living with family need to notify their CIEE Study Abroad Advisor during the application process that they wish to live with family in order to initiate the family-stay procedures. The relatives will be contacted by the resident staff and they may be required to meet with the resident staff before the arrangement can be approved by CIEE. If the arrangement is approved by CIEE, the CIEE Study Abroad Advisor will contact the student and provide them further instructions.

Housing for Academic Year Students
Housing between semesters is not included in the program fee. Academic year participants must arrange intersession housing on their own and cover the costs themselves, although CIEE resident staff will be able to help advise them on possible options.

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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 your 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 on 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 (except for dorm rooms where an Ethernet cable is needed) 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, 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 those staying in the dormitory 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, although not all clubs are open to international students. A sampling includes music, dance, art, photography, martial arts, hiking, and sports. There are also a number of service groups that are open to international students

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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 extracurricular program designed to provide a deeper understanding of Korea. Program participants take courses in English and Korean through the Yonsei University’s Division of International Education.

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 NOT 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

Yonsei University courses taught in English and available to international students is too extensive to list here, but following is a sampling:

Korean Language Institute Courses
Beginning Korean Language I, II, III
Intermediate Korean Language I, II, III
Advanced Korean Language I, II
Business and Economics Courses (Only for Business and Economics Majors)
Business Communication
Corporate Finance
Cost Accounting
Business and Society
Business and the Arts
Microeconomics
Theory of Economic Development
East Asian Studies
Philosophy of East Asian Literature
History of Korea-U.S. Relations
Intercultural Education
International Conflict and Cooperation
Current Issues in International Law
Cold War International History
International Political Economy
Korean Studies
Korean traditional Music and Culture
Korean Film Studies
Korean Language and Society
Contemporary Korean Cinema and Society
Architecture/Engineering/Computer
Building Design with Computer
Computer Architecture
Ecological Engineering
Electric Power Engineering
Geospatial Information Engineering

This course listing is for informational purposes only. 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.

Yonsei University updates semester course offerings about a month prior to the start of each semester. However, students can get an idea of the sorts of courses available by browsing prior terms using the following link to the Yonsei course catalog: https://portal.yonsei.ac.kr/main/indexe.jsp

Note: The Yonsei site is challenging to navigate without a guide. If you would like to browse with the help of a guide, please contact CIEE Customer Service to be connected with the CIEE Study Abroad Advisor for Korea Semester programs.

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: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

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