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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: No
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English, Korean
Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes Summer Program Duration: 5-6 Weeks
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Yonsei International Summer School

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship

Experience Korea, one of the Little Dragons of East Asia, with its dynamic culture and fast-growing economy! The program at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea opens up a world of possibilities for study abroad students!


Yonsei University, located in the heart of Seoul, is the leading private university in Korea. Founded as a medical college in 1885, Yonsei has developed into a large university of 81 different departments with 35,000 students.  Despite its location in Seoul, a city of 12 million people, the university has a large, quiet, wooded campus.

The city of Seoul offers immense cultural resources, and with excellent bus and subway systems it is easy for students to move about the city. Korean culture and history come to life in the National Museum, the Folklore Museum, and the Buddhist temples. Within Seoul, students can visit museums, palaces, temples, and attend Korean traditional music and dance performances. Outside of Seoul, students can gain an appreciation of modern history by visiting the Demilitarized Zone. The wonders of the past can be seen in the city of Gyeongju, now an open-air museum with excavated tombs, the 1,300-year-old granite Buddha in Sokkuram, and the great Buddhist temple of Pulguksa, all from Korea's Golden Age.  Arranged optional activities often include taekwondo lessons, restaurant hops, and classes in Korean folk music, calligraphy and painting, danso (bamboo flute), and more. 

Courses & Credits

Students take two or three courses for 6 or 9 credits (at least one of which must be from the 6 week track), choosing from the full list of YISS offerings, ranging from economics to organic chemistry to Korean language, alongside students from all over the world. Please note that the tuition listed on the budget sheet is based on two courses. If students choose to take three courses, their term bill will be adjusted to reflect the increased tuition.  

Please note the following:
This program is a 6-week program and students should take courses from the 6-week option. 
The Summer Internship Program is not available to UNC-Chapel Hill students for credit. 
For 2021 only, students are able to take just one 3-credit course if they choose. 

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
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Housing is generally in the SK Global House, a dormitory that offers double or single rooms and houses a mix of international students and a few local students. SK Global House is just steps away from academic buildings on campus, and a short walk from the student center which includes a Global Lounge. SK Global House has kitchens, laundry facilities, a fitness center, and lounge space, and the Yonsei campus has everything students need for daily life, including a bank, cell phone store, convenience stores, cafes, a post office, salon, and more.  Other housing options include finding one's own off-campus housing or living in a homestay upon request.  
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Program Costs

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/24/2021
02/25/2021 06/10/2021 08/06/2021

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1