About The Program
Your summer in South Korea starts in the capital Seoul, a city filled with contrasts. With one foot in the future, Seoul is high energy tech, fashion, and K-pop, while the other foot is in the past with millennia-old shrines, temples, palaces, and hanok villages. Join students from around the world attending lectures, taking in the cultural activities, and traveling on a multi-day field trip. Learn from Korean and international visiting professors in a wide range of courses taught in English. Seoul is a friendly city for visiting students and easy to explore on foot.
Where you'll study
Yonsei University is a private research university set on the former site of a royal palace. Referred to as one the “SKY” universities, Yonsei University is among the three most prestigious schools in South Korea. Yonsei University also has one of the most beautiful campuses. Recently renovated, the modern and historical buildings are surrounded by various gardens, fountains, and monuments. The main quad area resembles an Ivy League university with gothic stone buildings. Apart from the campus, Yonsei university is located right in front of Shinchon, a lively college neighborhood full of restaurants and exciting nightlife. The Shinchon area is especially popular amongst students from nearby universities.
TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES
The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.
The biggest lesson I learned was to always remember why we do what we do. I learned that we do not send a hundred emails or struggle with contracts simply because it's work. We have a responsibility and the work we do actually affects peoples' lives. I came to realize this as everyone in the office was incredibly professional yet also encouraging and intentional with each other. Ultimately, working for Hyundai Corporation was a precious opportunity to speak Korean and understand a different approach to academics, career, and life.