Seoul, South Korea

Direct Enrollment - Yonsei University

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment, Experiential Learning
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a glance




15 to 18 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Korean

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Immerse yourself in the culture of South Korea through full-time enrollment at Yonsei University – a prestigious private research university in Seoul, a trusted partner of IES Abroad’s Study Abroad Foundation (SAF). So, picture it: you’re walking across campus at Yonsei University listening to your favorite K-Pop songs, you’ve got a hoppang (steamed bun) from a pojangmacha (street cart) in hand, ready to take on the day in bustling Seoul!

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Select from more than 500 English-taught courses.

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Improve Your Korean Language Skills

Join intensive and non-intensive Korean Language Instruction courses.

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Join University Clubs & Activities

Yonsei Global hosts various programs and activities.

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Connect with the Community

By farming and serving the North Korean refugee and homeless communities.

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Program dates:

August 24 - December 22

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Alicia Emerich

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

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Why Seoul?

Seoul is a dynamic metropolis where ancient history and modern life converge. You may have heard that Seoul was ranked third “best student city” according to the QS World University Rankings® 2022! Winning factors include a “24/7” culture, late-night tea houses, and 115 museums; nine major subway (plus bus) lines, so everything feels convenient; and a population of nearly 10 million people to enjoy all that it has to offer.

Learn More About Seoul

Get to Know Your New City

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Take in a view of the cityscape at the N Seoul Tower

Take the cable car up Mt. Namsan to access the observation platform.

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Admire the Gyeongbokgung Palace

Roam the grounds of the largest palace built by the Joseon dynasty.

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Taste street food at Gwangjang Market

Immerse yourself in South Korean flavors.

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Gaze at the DDP

Attend events, shows, and museums.


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  • Apartment


You'll live in a double room in a shared apartment conveniently located near public transportation for daily commutes to campus. Each apartment includes a kitchen. Meals are not included. Single rooms are available in the apartment and carries an additional cost.