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W&M Exchange- Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea, South (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (mldestafney@wm.edu)
 Program Type:
WM Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
English, Korean (optional)
 Language Requirements:
None
 Host Institution Website:
http://oia.yonsei.ac.kr/
 GPA Requirement:
2.5
 Host Institution:
Yonsei University
 Service Component:
No
 Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Description:
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Yonsei University at a glace:
Yonsei Univeristy is the oldest and most comprehensive university in South Korea first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Its stated mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of "freedom and truth." Yonsei offers courses in 114 Departments in 23 Colleges. The primary language of instruction at Yonsei is Korean, but there are numerous English-taught courses open to visiting students. Yonsei's Underwood International College teaches all its courses in English, and departments throughout the university offer varying numbers of classes in English within their disciplines. Students proficient in Korean may choose courses from the full university catalogue. Please note, 3 Yonsei credits are equivalent to 3 W&M credits.


Yonsei University has a total enrollment of over 38,000 students, just over 19,000 of those students are undergraduates and hosts over 600 exchange students per semester. Yonsei, a private research university, is one of Korea's three "SKY" universities, considered the most prestigious in the country.  Yonsei has a thoroughly modern campus, including a state-of-the-art library accessible to all Yonsei students.

The tuition exchange agreement between the College of William & Mary and Yonsei University allows W&M students to pay their regular tuition and fees to W&M while taking classes at Yonsei.  W&M students pay housing, meals and fees on site in Seoul.

Location:
Yonsei is located on a 240-acre campus in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is a large, metropolitan city of over 10 million people that is also home to a rich and traditional culture represented in ancient palaces, temples, pagodas, and gardens. The Seoul National Capital Area includes four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeokgung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is a hub for land travel throughout South Korea and nearby Incheon International Airport offers express bus and rail (AREX) services to Seoul.

Host Institution:
Yonsei University

Term:
Fall Semester (August--December)
Spring Semester (February--June)
Academic Year (September--June)

Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15 (or first Monday thereafter)
Spring Semester: October 1 (or first Monday thereafter)
Academic Year : March 15 (or first Monday thereafter)

Eligibility:
Second Semester Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
Seniors must receive approval from Committee on Degrees
2.5 GPA

Language Requirement:
None

Course Information:
Students may choose from broad offerings taught in English; those proficient in Korean may choose classes from the full curriculum.

Academic Credits:
All courses except for those in history must be pre- or post-approved; history courses will be automatically approved as HIST 299.  Grades will not be posted on transcript or be included in GPA calculations. Credits will appear as transfer credits on W&M transcripts.

Program Fees:
Exchange: W&M tuition and fees paid to W&M.


Housing, Meals and Fees:
Room and board paid on site in Seoul. Exchange students are typically housed on the Underwood International College on campus along with other international students.

A $75 application fee, $200 off-campus fee  and an international medical/evacuation insurance fee of $170 apply to all students, to be paid to the Bursar's Office. Visa fees are responsiblity of the student.

The Global Education Office  advisor for Yonsei University is Molly DeStafney (mldestafney@wm.edu). For more information on this program and the steps to apply, please review the Steps to Study Abroad on our website.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/03/2016 10/15/2016 TBA TBA
 NOTE: Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.