·        Study at Yonsei University, South Korea’s top private university, and learn from top international and local faculty while living among a diverse international student body.

·        Students can choose between a four- or six-week program at Yonsei International Summer School Program, and choose to take two or three courses. Popular subjects include Korean Language, Korean Studies, East Asian Studies, Business, and Social Sciences. 

·        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.

·        Enjoy a variety of Korean cuisine and experience lively festivals, performances, and folk museums.


YISS participants can join weekly activity classes to experience more of South Korean culture. Past experiences include K-Pop dance instruction and Taekwondo. Registration is free, but the activities may require additional materials for a fee.

Excursions & Cultural Experiences
On Fridays, YISS students may join optional organized opportunities like a Seoul City tour, Korean Folk Villiage Tour, Boryeong Mud festival and DMZ tour. Availability and options may be limited by COVID restrictions. Some activities may require an additional fee, the average price is 50,000 KRW.

YISS offers exclusive 20 hours/week internship positions in corporate organizations and in research centers or organizations at Yonsei University. The YISS internship is a competitive opportunity and is not guaranteed to all YISS students. Students interested in an internship should notify their ISEP Student Services Officer when completing their application. Additional cost of 200,000 KRW upon placement. 

Housing & Meals
Housing is available and included in your program fee. However, students must apply for it immediately when the housing application opens, as it is offered on a first come, first served basis. Yonsei offers two on-campus options for international students: the SK Global House or the International House. Students can cook alongside other students in shared kitchen facilities or purchase low-cost meals on and near campus.


YISS Four-Week Program

June 23 – July 21, 2022



YISS Six-Week Program

June 23 – August 4, 2022



Choose between 6 or 9 U.S. Credits


Choose from 2 housing options

International House Double Room

SK Global Dorm Double Room



Two-Week Quarantine Requirement

At this time, South Korea requires all international students to quarantine for seven days upon arrival. Students who do not have a visa must self-isolate at a government facility. The estimated cost for this is $900 for one weeks (basic room and meal costs are included, however, if a student tests positive for COVID-19, extra individual costs may be incurred for transportation and treatment at a hospital). Students who enter the country with a D-2 visa can set up a self-quarantine space individually and self-isolate.

ISEP recommends that all students plan to arrive two weeks prior to the program start date to complete their quarantine and advises that they should be prepared for the additional cost. We will provide further guidance when entry requirements are finalized. We encourage students to consider getting a COVID vaccine if they are eligible.

At this time, this program is anticipated to be held in-person with some online only courses for those who cannot travel abroad. Please note that this may be subject to change based on travel conditions.

Course Description

Yonsei International Summer School offers English-taught classes and Korean language classes. Check Yonsei's YISS course page for a comprehensive list of courses. Students will choose to enroll in two courses (for 6 U.S. credits) or three courses (for 9 U.S. credits). Tuition fees are based on the number of credits. Please note: In 2021, some classes will be offered online, some will be offered in person, and some will be a hybrid.

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 3-9 credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 3-9 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will be worth 3 Korean credits / 3 US credit hours.

Please note that if you use financial aid, you may be required to earn 6 US credits to be eligible for summer aid. Please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your eligibility and the requirements for using financial aid.

Please find course syllabi for 2022 Yonsei Summer classes in this folder.

Sample course offerings for both the six week and four week program are below:


Six-Week Program Courses

Additional Options Available, Please Ask your Student Services Officer for a Complete List

Arts & Humanities

Korean & East Asian Studies

Business & Economics

Social Sciences

Korean Language


Global Literature

Introduction to Korean Studies

Global Marketing Management

A New Context of Chinese Foreign Policy

Advanced Korean Language I

Biological Principles

Introduction to Art History

Korean Development

Global Supply Chain Management

Social Psychology

Advanced Korean Language II

Engineering Math: Differential Equations

World Literature: English & American Literature

Introduction to Asian Studies

International Management

Korean Politics and International Relations

Beginning Korean Language I

General Chemistry

Introduction to Computer Graphics

Contemporary Korean Culture & The Korean Wave

Economic Sociology

Introduction to International Relations

Beginning Korean Language II


World History: The Modern Era

East Asian Fiction

Financial Accounting

Introduction to Psychology

Beginning Korean Language III

Introduction to Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics


Korean American History

Strategic Management

Race and Law

Intermediate Korean Language I

Organic Chemistry


Korean Cinema

Introduction to Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics

Real Law and Order

Intermediate Korean Language II

Introduction to Statistics


Modern Korean History

International Human Resource Management

Sociology of the Family

Intermediate Korean Language III

Linear Algebra


Asian American Literature

Introduction to Corporate Finance

Understanding Sociology




East Asian Art History

Introduction to Investment Management

Legal Theory:  Law and Philosophy




Sample Four-Week Program Courses

Korea Studies

Business & Economics

Social Sciences

Korean Language

Computer Science

(Online) Covid-19 Global Impact and Korea's Perspectives


Law and Economics

Media and Society

Korean I

(Online Only)

AI & Design

Modern Korean Literature

Entrepreneurship and Management

Social Psychology


(Online Only) Introduction to Python Programming

Contemporary Korean Culture & The Korean Wave

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Machine Learning



Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Machine Learning

Korean Economy





Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Rachel Brown 703-504-9994 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Asian Studies Korean Studies

  • Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics

  • History

    Asian History

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

  • 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

After applying through ISEP, students will also need to complete an internal application with Yonsei, apply for housing, and apply for the optional internship, if desired. If field trips are available, students are also asked to sign up for those in advance. 


Other Academic Conditions

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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