Yonsei University

Program Details

Program Location Seoul, South Korea
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20266
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2023 02/20/23 to 06/21/23
Current Program Dates
Fall 2022 08/25/22 to 12/21/22
2022-23 Academic Year 08/25/22 to 06/23/23
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Application Details: Application Currently Closed

This program is no longer taking applications for the Spring 2023 study abroad term. Please consider another program like CIEE-Seoul: Arts and Sciences, or try again in the next application cycle. The application for Fall 2023 will open after December 1, 2022.

Overview

Yonsei University

Flag of the Republic of Korea

ATTENTION: This program is highly competitive. Students interested in applying should be prepared with a serious second choice option.

Overview

As the oldest university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885. The university is particularly fortunate to have a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of the Seoul metropolitan area. It has 16 graduate schools, 18 colleges, and 111 subsidiary institutions. With its student body comprised of the top 1 percent of high school graduates in Korea, Yonsei University is proud of its long history as the leading institution of higher education in Korea, as well as of its reputation as the most international university in Korea.

Seoul is mega-modern and appealingly ancient. Partially destroyed by Japanese and Manchu invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries, and almost totally flattened in the Korean War, most of the city has been rebuilt since the 1950s. Peeking out from among the 12-lane freeways, overshadowed by high-rises, Seoul still retains a hidden history of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas and pleasure gardens. It also has luxury accommodation, excellent public transport and cultural experiences aplenty, and that's why most visitors to South Korea never get past its city limits.

South Koreans attribute much of their cultural heritage to the binding agents of Confucianism, language and pride. The stunning landscape has also played a big part in creating a cohesive Korean identity. For Korean culture, art, and history, the city of Seoul offers museums, palaces, walls, gates, libraries, and living memories. It is a fascinating city of traditional and modern contrasts.

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

Yonsei University

Seoul skyline

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none


Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [Krannert School of Management] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science] [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS). CNIT (POLY)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Academic Program

Students may choose from a wide variety of courses offered in English and in Korean. The Office of International Affairs offers IEE courses specifically for international exchange students, but exchange students may choose from many non-IEE courses as well. Optional, intensive Korean language courses are also offered.


Excursions

The Office of International Affairs-affiliated organization, Yonsei Global, organizes various programs for exchange students every semester. A mentor club is organized to connect international students with domestic students. Finally, students may participate in the Akaraka festival each spring and the Yon-Ko athletic festival in the fall.

Housing

Students may apply to live in on-campus housing at either the SK Global House or International House residences. On-campus housing includes a mixture of international and domestic students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2023

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $2,500.00
Local Transportation $200.00
Visa $120.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.


Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15



Returnees Information

Yonsei University

Seoul Kyungbok Palace

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.