Discover Asia, Discover Korea
The six-week Yonsei International Summer School Program (YISS) allows students to take a variety of classes while truly experiencing the Korea. Located in the wooded hills of western Seoul, Yonsei University is only 10 minutes by bus or subway to the downtown area, the fashion-filled city center that sparkles with both modern innovation and ancient cultural tradition. Students can enjoy a variety of Korean cuisine and also take in lively festivals, performances, and folk museums.
Language of Instruction: English
ISEP-Exchange Summer for all US and I-to-I exchange member students
Courses are taught in English, but students can also take Korean language classes during their program. Students take two to three courses (3 credits each). Classes meet four days a week.
Studying at Yonsei University entails learning from top international and local faculty while living among a diverse international student body. Students may chose from a variety of courses in fields such as arts, culture, humanities, Korean language, East Asian studies, global issues, history, social sciences, Korean culture, Korean studies, management and economics, science, technology, and environment.
EXAMPLES OF COURSES AVAILABLE INCLUDE:
Introduction to Art History
Korean Language (8 levels)
Modern Korean Society & Culture
Introduction to Sociology
Pre-modern East Asian History
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Psychology of Personality
Principles of Accounting
International Conflict and Cooperation
East Asian Cinema
North-South Korean Relations
General Chemistry / Physics
Introduction to Psychology
The YISS fieldtrip has been designed to give YISS students an introduction to Korean history and culture as well as its scenic landscape. The fieldtrip is a three-day excursion during which students visit Seoul, Jeonju, Gongiu and Asan. Participants receive an invaluable opportunity to meet with other students before YISS classes begin as well as to obtain one credit for the trip.
Non-credit activity courses are available to YISS students. There is no charge for the activities, but students must pay for materials. Classes meet once a week. Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities such as K-Pop singing, hip-hop dance, Taekwondo, Korean food cooking and Samulnori.
OPTIONAL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:
The exciting learning environment of YISS continues outside the classroom with a variety of extracurricular activities held on Fridays. These activities include a Seoul City Tour, B-boy Performance, Korean Cooking Day, Boryeong Mud Festival, and DMZ Tour.
HOW TO LIST THIS PROGRAM IN THE ISEP APPLICATION
When completing the Host Site Request List, please ensure that it is written in this exact format:
Yonsei University- Yonsei International Summer School- ISEP Exchange
Additional options are available for semester programs. See the Membership Directory for details.
Yonsei International Summer School: June 28 – August 8, 2013
Priority Deadline: March 15, 2013
Final ISEP Deadline: April 15, 2013
Based on tuition, housing, and meals at home university
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students live in the SK Global House, an international residence hall. With separate wings for men and women, every room is equipped with an air conditioner and LAN connection for internet access. The dormitory has toasters, microwaves, and refrigerators for students to share. It also has a study room, recreation room, lecture room, computer room, and laundry facilities. Students receive a meal stipend to cover the cost of meals.
Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.
Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.
Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.
Ensconced in a spacious, picturesque, and natural setting, Yonsei University’s main campus is located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural center of Seoul's metropolitan area. Its 245-acre campus in the wooded hills of western Seoul is just 10 minutes from downtown by bus or subway.