Yonsei University is one of the oldest universities in Korea. Yonsei University provides excellent global programs for international students, and by participating in Yonsei University's extensive degree and non-degree global programs, students get the valuable opportunity to receive the best international education in Asia through its globally renowned faculty members and innovative and extensive curriculum, with over 700 courses taught in English.
In an effort to create a truly globalized university, Yonsei has been participating in programs that allow faculty and students to study abroad through exchange programs with related institutions. The ‘Global Village
' is housed in the dormitories of the Wonju campus and is composed of "citizens," Yonsei students who have a special interest in English as a foreign language, along with students from abroad who are native or expert English speakers. All activities, announcements, signs, and so forth are in the English language.
Students enroll in mandatory Korean conversation (3 credits) and cultural experience(3 credits) courses apart from other university courses. Students may enroll in up to 20 semester credits, which is equivalent to around 6 courses at Yonsei.
All SDSU students must enroll in the equivalent of at least 12 semester units
at their host university to be considered full-time while studying abroad.
Note: At Yonsei University, identifying upper division may be more difficult because the course numbers may vary. Courses listed as 2000/3000+ may be considered as upper division.
Korean Reading and Writing
Community Service Internship
Fowler College of Business students:
Refer to the course articulation
provided by the Fowler College of Business for course equivalents.
Courses offered in English and Korean.
Fall semester (semester 2): Early September-late December
Spring semester (semester 1): Early March-late June
Housing and Meals
Housing is provided by the Yonsei Global Village dormitories. Students cannot choose their own roommate. An internet cable free of charge will be provided.
of 3,000,000 Korean Won (approx. US $3,000) will be provided to international students participating in the Global Village (GV) program. In addition, tuition and dormitory fees are waived.
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP)
for their program abroad. The insurance charge will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.
Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.
A visa must be obtained to study in Korea. For an overview of the process, refer to the Korean Consulate of Los Angeles
website. For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State