Study Abroad


Seoul, South Korea

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The Seoul program offers courses that introduce you to the business, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and language of Korea, one of the most rapidly developing nations in East Asia. Seoul is a city of opposites bustling with palaces, city gates, and temples next to government offices, embassies, theatres, shopping, and more. Seoul is also home to many IT corporations and is emerging as one of the most “wired” cities in the world, allowing you to experience the opportunities offered by the communications revolution.

The six-week summer Seoul program at Yonsei University offers courses taught in English in diverse disciplines. Special non-credit activities are open to summer session students, such as Taekwondo, Samulnori, Hip Hop Dance, Korean Cooking, Hanji Art, and more. We highly encourage you to enroll in one of these courses to enhance your cultural experience. 




Yonsei University also offers two January sessions for students who are looking to earn credit in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, management, Korean language, and more. Taekwondo is available as an extracurricular activity and the university arranges field trips for a small fee.


Fall: Late August to Late December

Up-to-Date Calendars Here



  • Are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Are enrolled in a four-year degree-seeking program while they are abroad.
  • Are in Sophomore standing at the time of application (Transfer students will need two quarters completed, in addition).
  • Have a preferred grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Are in good academic, disciplinary, and community standing.

When you apply for a USAC Program, a coordinator for the program from USAC will reach out to the Edmonds College for approval. Our office will require an advising appointment if you have not had one yet. 

Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in, an Edmonds College study abroad program. 



Fall: Application Here (Due April 1)

NOTE: Edmonds College will NOT be able to approve any other USAC programs that are not the above terms due to incompatability with our quarter schedules. 

Courses will vary depending on the term. Find the page for all course information here


Topic Focus: 

  • Korean Language
  • Business (Limited to Business majors)
  • Commerce and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Korean and East Asian Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Life Systems
  • Region Studies
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

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  • Courses at Yonsei University
  • Field trips to places like a Korean folk village
  • Orientation
  • Festivals and other campus events
  • International buddy program
  • Cultural experiences


Residence Hall (limited availability)
Located on campus, the Yonsei International House and SK Global House accommodate up to 845 international students. Nearby classrooms and easy access to shops, restaurants and public transportation create an ideal environment for both the academic and cultural experience. There are two lounges on each floor with a computer room, laundry room, and a lecture hall. Rooms are single or double occupancy and are reserved directly with Yonsei University on a first-come, first-served basis upon acceptance. The residence halls are extremely competitive and fill quickly. While there is no established meal plan, there are on-campus cafeterias, restaurants, shared refrigerators in the dormitory, and nearby bakeries and food stores offer a wide selection of choices.

If you are not able to secure space in one of the residence halls or are interested in alternative housing options, studios and multi-bedroom apartments can be found within a 10- to 20-minute walk from campus. You are responsible for making these arrangements on your own.

PROGRAM FEES: For 2022 Below



This Includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Parental support and advisement
  • Immigration visa assistance
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • Transcript assistance
  • Student health insurance
  • Mandatory orientation in Korea
  • Program-organized cultural activities
  • Local staff support
  • Staff language assistance
  • Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
  • Access to campus library, study areas, computer lab


Does Not Include:

  • Individual flight if you do not apply to the group flight, or it is not avaialble
  • Personal expenses (souveniers, etc.)
  • Textbooks and class supplies
  • Student Visa
  • Passport, if applicable
  • Local transportation, transportation to and from program site (metro pass, etc)
  • Required travel insurance
  • Foreign Resident Registration
  • Mandatory Korean National Health Insurance


USAC Scholarship Information Here

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