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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: African Studies, Ancient Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Biology, Biomolecular Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Film Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, German, History, International Relations, Korean, Latin American Studies, Linguistic Studies, Management Studies, Media Studies, Medieval Studies, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Race and Ethnic Studies, Religion, Russian, Sociology, Statistics, Women's Studies Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 226 Program Host: Yonsei University
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.7
Department: OFFC Advisor or Instructor: Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak
Housing: Student Housing
Program Description:

Program Overview
Yonsei University, established in 1885, is the oldest university in Korea. It is situated on a large, quiet, well-wooded campus in the heart of Seoul. The International Division of Yonsei University was created to provide study opportunities for non-Korean students of Asian studies. It provides a one-year program, taught in English, designed to give a broad introduction to Korea in its Asian and world setting.

All students are required to take an East Asian studies course titled “Introduction to Korea.” Beyond that, students choose courses from a variety of disciplines, including art, business, economics, history, law or philosophy. There is also opportunity for Korean language study.  Students studying off-campus in the fall can bring up to 4.5 credits back to campus; students studying off-campus in the spring with interim can bring up to 5.5 credits back to campus.

Student Life
While studying at Yonsei, students can take advantage of life in the lively city of Seoul, as well as a variety of student organizations and facilities on campus.  For more information about student life at Yonsei, click here.

Students have the option of living in Yonsei University’s international student dormitory or off-campus via arrangements they make themselves onsite. A mix of Korean and foreign students live in the dormitory to provide an international atmosphere, though the primary language there is English.

Pre-Approved GE Credits
This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisor, Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak.  


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019-2020 02/28/2019
03/21/2019 08/24/2019 12/20/2019
Spring 2019-2020 02/28/2019
03/21/2019 02/20/2020 06/21/2020
Year 2019-2020 02/28/2019
03/21/2019 08/24/2019 06/21/2020
Year 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.