SOUTH KOREA: YONSEI UNIVERSITY
Academic Year Deadlines
February 1: Priority Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
3.0 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Junior, or Senior
Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at a CSU at the time of application.
Students are responsible for verifying that they meet individual course pre-requisites prior to registration with the overseas institution.
CSU IP recommends that applicants take a Korean language course and/or Korean culture course.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for South Korea: Yonsei University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program.
Academic Year: August to June
The South Korea: Yonsei University program is affiliated with Yonsei University in Seoul. Yonsei is the oldest private university in South Korea and has a student population of over 30,000 students including more than 1,000 international students from 20 countries.
This program is suited for students from a variety of majors. Intensive Korean language study is a key feature of this program as all students take a 6 credit Korean language course in the fall semester and optional in the spring semester. Language courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. In addition to language courses, students enroll in Introduction to Korean Studies (during the fall semester) and other elective courses. Many courses are offered under the general headings of East Asian studies, international relations and international business. Students proficient in the Korean language may, with permission, take regular university courses at Yonsei.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study. Students may not take more than two physical education courses per semester
Please note that space is limited in this program and there are regularly more applicants than placements available. Students applying to this program are highly encouraged to have a second choice program in the event that they are not selected for participation.
Yonsei University is located in South Korea’s capital city of Seoul. With a population of 12 million, Seoul is the center of political and economic life in South Korea. Yonsei University sits on a large wooded campus in Sinchon, an area of Seoul that is popular with college students due to the many trendy restaurants, shops, and cafes.
Students are responsible for coordinating their own housing accommodations before arriving in Seoul. Upon acceptance into the program, CSU IP will provide students with information on their housing options. Most students apply to live in International House, an on-campus dormitory, but dorm availability is limited. Students can also arrange to live in nearby boarding houses (hasuk-jibs) and the Yonsei University staff can provide assistance to students who are interested in this option.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
Applicants must complete and submit two
applications for this program: the CSUF online application
and the CSU IP online application
The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university.
Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at CSUF at the time of application.
According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for South Korea
, all CSU IP students are required to take a six-unit Korean language course in the fall and select remaining courses from university departments and the Underwood International College at Yonsei. Students who are proficient enough in the Korean language may, with permission, select courses from the regular courses offered at Yonsei. Students must take a minimum of 15 units each semester. Enrollment in Korean language is optional in the spring semester.