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Yonsei University International Summer School, South Korea (Summer) (Direct Enroll)

The Program

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) is an opportunity to experience Korean and East Asian culture in depth, within a global context. Special student activities include classes in Taekwondo, Korean Ceramics, Poongmool (Folk Music), Calligraphy and Painting, Dans, Traditional Dance, and more. In Seoul, students can visit museums, palaces, temples, and attend Korean traditional music and dance performances. Tour South Korea offers students a way to explore the country, prior to the beginning of classes. A summer internship program is also available for students.

The Academics

Summer Courses are offered in the fields of : Korean Studies; East Asian Studies; Korean Language; Politics Law & Culture; Business & Economics; Science & Engineering. Students may take two or three 3-credit courses and the usual load is two courses. All courses are taught in English. However, some participants can take one course which is conducted in the Korean Language.
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
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

The Experience

Students usually live in the International House, a top-of- the -line dormitory on campus.  Off campus housing can also be arranged at hotels, guest houses, studio apartments and boarding houses.

Non-credit activity courses are available to YISS students. Since all activities run simultaneously, students may participate in one only; sign up takes place on orientation day. There is no charge for the activities, but students pay for materials. Classes meet once a week, Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. More information will be provided in the orientation guide.

For precise application and payment deadlines, program calendar and other dates consult here. Information on housing is here.


Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3