Studying at Yonsei University entails learning from top international and local faculty while living among a diverse international student body. The six-week Yonsei International Summer School Program allows students to take a variety of classes while truly experiencing 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.

Field trip: 

The YISS field trip has been designed to give YISS students an introduction to Korean history and culture as well as its scenic landscape. The field trip is a three-day excursion during which students visit Sokcho, Seorak Mountain and Nami Island. Participants receive an invaluable opportunity to meet with other students before YISS classes begin while also earning one credit for the trip.

Extracurricular activities: 

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 dance and Taekwondo.

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, Korean Folk Villiage Tour, Boryeong Mud festival and DMZ tour.

Internship opportunities:

YISS offers exclusive internship positions through companies and research centers, where students can gain practical work experience. Corporate Internship offers YISS students direct exposure to global corporate settings in the heart of Seoul, Korea. Research Internship participants undertake research projects or work as an intern in research centers or organizations at Yonsei University.

Eligibility : Students enrolled in YISS (Yonsei Students are not eligible)

Internship period : Jul 3, 2018 ~ Aug 9, 2018 (6 weeks)


Working hours required : 20 hours per week, subject to the conditions of each placement

The YISS internship is a competitive opportunity, and is not guaranteed to all YISS students. Students interested in an internship opoprtunity should reach out to their host ISEP Coordinator after confirmation for more information on how to apply.

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Course Description

Yonsei International Summer School offers English-taught classes and Korean language classes. Students take two to three courses (three credits each). Each class meets four days a week. Check Yonsei's YISS course page for a comprehensive list of courses.


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Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Asian Studies Korean Studies

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics

  • History

    Asian History

  • International/Global Studies

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Application Instructions

There is an internal application required for ALL students that will be sent out once a student has accepted their program.

For more information, please contact your Host coordinator at Yonsei University.

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