Come to Seoul and enroll in Yonsei University's International Summer School (YISS). Courses in humanities, social sciences, management and economics, science, along with global issues, East Asian and Korean studies, are taught by international and local faculty in this six week program.
No prior Korean language study is required.
Students attend classes with international students.
Language of Instruction
Korean language study is recommended but not required during the summer program.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
mid-June to early August
Qualified students are encouraged to extend their EAP participation to the fall or year options at Yonsei University
EAP students choose their own living arrangements: they can live on campus in an international dormitory or arrange their own accommodations.
Enjoy many cultural activities and excursions arranged by YISS and UCEAP. Past activities include trips to Busan and the DMZ; making kimchi; KPOP and Nanta performances; river rafting; and sporting events. You can also volunteer with the EAP Angels teaching English at Severance Children’s hospital.
EAP students are supported by UC's network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. A local faculty member, who serves as the EAP Liaison Officer, administers EAP programs at Yonsei University along with a Study Center Coordinator. They help students integrate into the culture of their host country and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See the EAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.
Yonsei University, Seoul
Set in western Seoul on the former site of the Yi Dynasty royal palace, Yonsei University is the oldest and one of the most internationalized universities in Korea.
Students take two or three courses taught in English on a wide variety of subjects, including Asian and Korean history, culture, literature, business, economics, society, politics, and Korean language study.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
- EAP Program Search provides information on subject areas, requirements, and language of instruction.
- Host institution online catalogs or course listings:
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists only courses previously taken by UC students. Additional courses may be available and not all courses may still be offered. Many courses are taught by visiting faculty so are not offered regularly.
In the MyEAP Course Catalog
, summer courses are listed separately under International Summer School, Yonsei University.
9 to 13.5 UC quarter/6 to 9 UC semester units required; two or three courses.
If you receive financial aid, you may be required to take 13.5 UC quarter/9 UC semester units as a requirement for UC summer funding; see your campus Financial Aid Office for details.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
|Summer||6||9 - 13.5||6 - 9||$4,450||$4,150|
* Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2012-13. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2012-13 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
- Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- UC fees
- Tuition at partner institution
- Accident and medical insurance
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program activities
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
2.50 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental predeparture materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Yonsei University.
Visit your Campus EAP Office for more information: