Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Yonsei's mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of "truth and freedom." The 300,000 alumni of Yonsei who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world. Yonsei has 3,460 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines and two-thirds of Yonsei’s faculty holds doctorates from U.S. institutions. There are 19 graduate schools, 17 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting the most selective pool of students from around the world. The student body is taken from the top one percent of high school graduates in Korea. The foreign student population is about 2,700. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia. See All 13 Photos

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    Yonsei University holds many events and activities throughout the year. Two of the most noteworthy events to participate in are the annual Spring Mu-Ak Festival and the annual Yonsei-Korea University Friendship Games held in the fall semester. Each school and its representative student clubs organize programs in various academic, cultural, athletic and artistic areas to bring students, faculty and alumni together with a shared vision. The spirit of creativity and youthful exuberance extends beyond the campus borders and into the Sinchon community. Students and famous musicians and vocal artists also perform concerts throughout the year.

    Korean students tend to take most of their courses only with other students from their own department. They have relatively few chances to meet students from other departments. One function of student clubs is to provide a method for cross-departmental networking. Thus, there are a large number of student clubs on campus that involve activities such as mountain climbing, calligraphy, and so on. Below are three other examples:

    Yonsei Global consists of Yonsei University student volunteers. It aims to provide 30,000 Yonseians with a variety of world views and help them experience diverse cultures. Yonsei Global plans and prepares programs that create opportunities for Yonseians to meet students with overseas experience as well as exchange students every month. Email: yonseiglobal@yonsei.ac.kr 

    The Mentors Club encourages interaction between international and regular Yonsei students on a one-to-one basis called the Buddy Program. International students are matched with Yonsei students in pairs based on their interests, hobbies and goals written on their applications. It aims to promote community and friendship, continuing cultural learning and interaction through shared experiences. Email: mentorsclub@yonsei.ac.kr 

    The International Yonsei Club (IYC) is composed of Yonsei students who are interested in building stronger ties between Korea and the rest of the world. IYC is an excellent place to make new friends. IYC arranges retreats, activities, language exchanges and forums. All are welcome to join. Email: mailtoiycian@yonsei.ac.kr

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ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Anthony Ciero 703-504-9994 | aciero@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Program 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.