CIEE-Seoul: Yonsei University

Program Details

Program Location Seoul, South Korea
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31033
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/23/24 to 12/22/24
2024-25 Academic Year 08/23/24 to 06/21/25
Past Dates
Fall 2023 08/23/23 to 12/22/23
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


CIEE's Arts & Sciences' program is at Yonsei University, the most prestigious private institution of higher education in Korea. Packed with people, it’s no wonder Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. A vibrant business and financial hub, Seoul also brims with culture, with more than 100 museums, numerous religious monuments, parks, markets, festivals, sports teams, and the Gyeongbok and Changdeok palaces.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: If you hold a passport from a non-OECD country, you will have an additional requirement for enrolling at Yonsei University, and will need to complete your application early to ensure receiving your Certificate of Enrollment in a timely manner. Please reach out to Chelsey Mullins ( if you have questions. 

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] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science] [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS) and CNIT (TECH)

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 will enroll in 4-5 classes at Yonsei University. More information about academics can be found on the CIEE website.


  • Visit ancient temples, museums, and historic sites.
  • See the notorious Korean Demilitarized Zone.
  • Relish the natural beauty of a national park.
  • Get a taste of family life with a short homestay of one or two nights. Visit Nami Island, a half-moon shaped island that is popular with tourists all year round
  • Tour ancient palaces while wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean costume
  • Enjoy CIEE K-pop/ Indie Concerts


Housing is included in the program fee. Housing options include a twin dorm room on campus or a single room in a residence hall off campus.

More information about the housing options can be found on the CIEE website.

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.
The program and housing fees include tuition, housing, on-site orientation, and cultural activities and excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $15,632.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $3,000.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,250.00
Local Transportation $150.00
Visa $124.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,385.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $604.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure 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

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.


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