Yonsei is the oldest university in Korea, established in 1885. Its educational mission is based on the Christian principles of truth and freedom. Yonsei is particularly fortunate to have a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of the Seoul metropolitan area. It has 18 graduate schools, 19 colleges, and 111 subsidiary institutions. With its student body comprised of the top 1 percent of high school graduates in Korea, Yonsei University is proud of its long history as the leading institution of higher education in Korea, as well as of its reputation as the most international university in Korea.
Korea provides a particularly advantageous position from which to study the changing culture, economics, and politics of all the nations of the East Asian region. As one of the most rapidly developing countries in the world, Korea has become a model for educational expansion, rapid Christianization, agricultural reform, family planning, industrial development, and a host of other issues facing the nations of Asia and the world. Korea has been the focal point of major power clashes for several hundred years, but despite numerous invasions, Korea has retained its own identity and maintained its own heritage and culture. Culture, art, and history exist in abundance. Koreans have been strongly influenced by Chinese culture, but have retained a unique Korean aesthetic interpretation of life. The traditional Korean style paintings use Chinese techniques, for instance, but choose ordinary Korean life as their subject matter. Visit the Yonsei University exchange student website for many more details about this program. View photos of campus here.
You will receive 12-18 UConn, graded credits on this program, provided you get departmental approval here at UConn. Yonsei’s Division of International Education and Exchange offers a large menu of courses in English in such fields as Korean and East Asian Studies; Politics, Law and Culture; Business and Economics; Sociology and Mass Communication and Korean language. While the actual list of courses is not finalized until orientation week, Yonsei does offer a list of courses taught in the past, and they do not change much. Yonsei caters to all levels of Korean speakers, from those who do not speak any Korean to those who are fluent.
Click here to see the course catalogue and find syllabi. Make sure to check the search box for ‘courses in English’ and note that a 2 in the reference column means the course is offered in English. You must have completed a full year of college coursework at the time of application. For additional information about courses available at Yonsei for exchange students, click here.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ANTH 1000||Other People’s Worlds||N/A||Introduction to Anthropology||3||6/30/2021|
|ANTH 3093||Korean Language and Culture||IEE3220||Topics on Korean Language and Culture||3||6/30/2021|
|ANTH 3093||Foreign Study||IEE2031||Korea Through Ethnography||3||12/31/2017|
|BADM 2893||Foreign Study||BIZ2119||Financial Management||3||6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|CHEG 2111||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1||DAA3250-02||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I||3||6/30/2018|
|CRLP 1193||Foreign Study||KLI1002-01-00||Intensive Korean Language (Level 2)||3||12/31/2020|
|CRLP 1193||Foreign Studies||KLI 1001||Intensive Korean Language (Level 1)||6||12/31/2020|
|ECE 3101||Signals and Systems||EEE2060||Signals and Systems||3||6/30/2020|
|ECON 1202||Principles of Macroeconomics||ECO1104||Principles of Macroeconomics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2201||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory||ECO2102||Microeconomics||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 2202||Intermediate Macroeconomics||ECO2101||(Intermediate) Macroeconomics||3||6/30/2021|
|ECON 2411||Money and Banking||ECO3134-01-00||Money and Banking||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 2440||Economics of the Global Economy||ISM 2105-10||International Economics||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||IEE2037||Free Trade Agreements||3||6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|ECON 2493||Foreign Study||ECO3112||Korean Economy||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3422||International Finance||ECO3130-02-00||INTERNATIONAL MONEY AND FINANCE||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3468||Economics of the Law||ECO3127||Law and Economics||3||6/30/2022|
|ECON 3493||Foreign Study||ECO4862-01-00||ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MARKET||3||6/30/2022|
|ENGL 3621 or HIST 3993||Literature & Other Disciplines||CLC 3501||Literature and the Law||3||12/31/2018|
|ENGL 3693 or HIST 3993||Foreign Study||ELL 3306||British Intellectual History||3||12/31/2018|
|HIST 1998||Varieties of History||HIS2703-01||History of England||3||6/30/2019|
|HIST 2993||Foreign Study||IEE3103||Introduction to Korean Studies||3||6/30/2021|
|HIST 3202||International Human Rights||IAW3139||International Human Rights||3||6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|HIST 3993 or ENGL 3693||Foreign Study||ELL 3306||British Intellectual History||3||12/31/2018|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||ISM 3516-01||History of American Development in Asia||3||12/31/2018|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||IEE3107||Pre-Modern Korean History||3||6/30/2018|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||IEE3108||Modern Korean History||3||6/30/2018|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||IEE 3107||Premodern Korean History||3||6/30/2018|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||IEE3186||The Korean War||3||6/30/2018|
|KORE 1193||Foreign Study||IEE1006||Beginning Korean Language Ⅰ||3||6/30/2021|
|KORE 3293 or LING 3293||Foreign Study||IEE3220||Topics on Korean Language and Culture||3||6/30/2021|
|LING 2973 or KORE 3293||Foreign Study||IEE3220||Topics on Korean Language and Culture||3||6/30/2021|
|NO CREDIT||Principles of Accounting|
|PHIL 1106||Non-western and Comparative Philosophy||Introduction to Philosophy||3||6/30/2018|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||POL4110-01||North Korean Politics & Foreign Policy||3||6/30/2022|
|POLS 3245||Chinese Government and Politics||IEE3263||Chinese Foreign Policy||3||6/30/2018|
|POLS 3410 or ECON 3493||International Political Economy||ISM2101||International Political Economy||3||6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||ISM4505-01||North Korean Politics And Propaganda||3||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||ISM4506-01||Modern Korea-Japan Relations||3||12/31/2021|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||POL3858-01||The Two Koreas||3||12/31/2021|
|PSYC 2700||Social Psychology||PSY3111||Social Psychology||3||6/30/2021|
|PSYC 3883||Foreign Study||PSY4142||Introduction to Community Psychology||3||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3651||Sociology of the Family||SOC3603||Sociology of the Family||3||6/30/2022|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||SOC3706||Economic Sociology||3||6/30/2022|
|STATS 1000Q||Introduction to Statistics||IEE1117||Introduction to Statistics||4||6/30/2018|
Yonsei University’s International House has a limited number of dormitory rooms available on a first come, first served basis. While the university mixes Korean and non-Korean students, the primary language is English. International House rooms are fully furnished, including a wardrobe, desk, and small bookcase. Sheets, pillows, and blankets are provided. The rooms are also centrally heated and air-conditioned. The International House also has laundry facilities, small refrigerators in each room, and Internet connections in each room, as well as shared lounges, computer room, and recreational facilities. Rooms in the International House are around $1550/semester (this does not include any food – there are no meal plans). Since housing is limited, look into the housing application process right away. The housing application itself can be found here.
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work StudyBudget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Business, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences|
|Language of instruction:||Korean||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3|