Seoul, South Korea - Global Village Yonsei University Exchange Program

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The Global Village (GV) program is an expansion of the student exchange program in which international exchange students will take part in the cultural internship program, living with a small group of Korean students in a more amicable environment while taking courses of their choice. Moreover, they will also have the opportunity to interact with other international students from different places around the world.


Yonsei University at Wonju is located in the city of Wonju, an hour and a half drive away from Seoul, the capital of Korea. Located in the vicinity of the beautiful Chiak Mountain and numerous beaches on the East Sea coast, Wonju is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Korea. It is also a preferred place for such leisure sports as skiing, rafting, mountain biking, scuba diving, and many more activities. International students will enjoy their free time experiencing the Korean culture and nature in these natural surroundings.

Academic Program

All the activities in the GV Program are conducted in English. International students will come to understand Korean lifestyle and its culture while Korean students learn and experience Western culture. Classes will include: assigned Korean language courses and regular university offerings (as chosen by student). Students will also be expected to participate in weekly mutual mentor sessions and team meetings.

Living Accommodations

International students live with Korean students in Maeji 3 Haksa, a university owned and operated residence hall. Students will live with usualy three other roommates. Internet is available.


Admission to this program is open to all academic majors and minors. Applicants must have completed at least one year of continuous study at SCSU. All participants must be in good academic standing and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. The Global Village gives priority to those students who have successfully completed at least two semesters (30 credits) university level work. They request that the candidate also have a sufficient command of the English language.

Program Costs and Financial Aid

Participating students will pay SCSU tuition, but all other applicable fees, including special course fees, international orientation fee, key deposits, books, and housing costs will be paid to the host university. Food, transportation (including air fare), and other travel is the responsibility of the student.

Financial assistance of 3,000,000 Korean won (approximately US$3,000) may be provided to an international student participating in the GV program with certain obligations. In addition, tuition and dormitory fees are waived for them. This is often enough to cover travel and living expenses in most cases. Stop into Lawrence Hall for more information.

Orientation and Calendar

Semester Application Deadline Academic Calendar
Fall March 1 September - December
Spring October 1 February - June


A pre-departure orientation meeting for the program will be conducted the semester preceding the program. All orientation programs are mandatory.

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