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  • Locations: Seoul, Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Any Subject Area taught in host U's language, Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Chinese Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Cultural and Area Studies, Earth Science, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Film Studies, Food Science, French, German, Globalization Studies, History, Information Science/Technology, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, Korean, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Statistics, Textile Design, Theology, Urban Planning Additional Program Requirements: 2.5 GPA
Credit Load: 12-19 per semester Exchange Program: 1
Faculty-Led: No Internship Opportunity: Generally not available
Language of Instruction: English is the primary language of instruction, Language training available at this site, Korean Language Requirement: NO previous study required
SUNY code: 723 Partner University: Yonsei University
Program Advisor: Huckleby, Carmeisha
Program Description:

Yonsei University

  Yonsei Campus 2                                                                                           

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Program Information

Our exchange affiliation with Yonsei University enables students to study in the heart of Seoul, South Korea and is intended for U.S. students interested in experiencing Korean daily life and culture while developing Korean language skills and pursuing coursework in English in diverse subject areas.



Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in all majors are eligible to participate. Students should have a minimum average of a 2.5 GPA or better. Transfer students must show two semester's grades from the institution they currently attend in order to apply. Korean language ability is not required. (Korean citizens may apply if they meet Yonsei's requirements for prior education in English).


During the fall and spring semesters, students may choose from optional courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Korean language and a wide variety of lecture courses taught in English. Courses generally focus on these themes: East Asian Studies, International Relations, International Business, and Korean Language. Intensive Korean Language courses are available through the Korean Language Institute. 

Students who speak, write, and converse fluently in Korean may enroll in regular university courses with Korean students. Students must enroll in at least 12 credits, but can earn up to 18 credits per semester**. UAlbany awards the same credits and grades as Yonsei does.

General Education Information for UAlbany students: Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.

Searching Courses in English

1) Go to
2) Click on the "Course Catalogue and Syllabus: Undergraduate and Graduate" banner on the right frame.
3) Search for the course that you want to take either by choosing Major and Semester or by inserting course title or course code in the search box if you know it.

Support Services

Mario Sánchez Prada (Author)

UAlbany hosts a general orientation session on campus during the semester prior to participation on the program. The program in Korea also begins with a required orientation program. A Korean language placement test is administered to all students except those with no knowledge of the Korean language, and course registrations are finalized.


Students typically live in on-campus housing facilities: International House I (newly renovated) and International House II (newly built).  They are both located very close their classrooms and the Office of International Affairs. Therefore, residents can enjoy their living experience within a convenient and comfortable environment and global community network.

Students are strongly recommended to apply for on-campus housing immediately after receiving their admission confirmation number, as available rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. For students who are not approved for on-campus housing, Yonsei will offer alternative off-campus options. Students may also choose to live off campus.


Yonsei Summer 3Please download the most recent estimate of costs here: Yonsei EXCHANGE 2017-18 REVISED

Please consider applying for the
Freeman-Asia Scholarship! 

Click here for more information


Please visit the following websites for more information on South Korea,
Seoul, and Yonsei University:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
10/05/2017 02/22/2018 06/22/2018
NOTE: Program dates are tentative and are subject to change. Insurance dates: 2/16/18-7/16/18

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This program is currently not accepting applications.