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CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program is designed for students to learn at a top-ranked Korean university and experience everyday life in Seoul – a World Design Capital and the center of popular culture featuring the fastest internet in the world. Sele... read more

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July 07, 2022 Ciee/Yonsei
Learning new perspectives and better understanding of South Korean history/culture - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 27, 2022 Loved It!
I gained a lot of exposure to a new culture. It was easy to just get up and explore, especially because public transportation in Seoul is amazing! In addition to this, I was able to learn a lot of Korean by just interacting with the locals or making friends at social locations. I think it was definitely worthwhile! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about non-westernized culture and was integrated a way that I was not able to when touring or studying in my home country. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
December 22, 2021 A Customized Adventure
I have been in America throughout the pandemic and getting this opportunity to visit Korea was a relief to me given all the stress and depression that came with the pandemic. Also going halfway across the world and seeing people who are not that different from you with your same concerns and opinions was very eying opening and s... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Valuable experience and friends - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I was able to practice more of my Korean and learn more about the culture as I interact with local people. It was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
How to live on my own, how to navigate cultural and language barriers, made amazing korean friends, it was great! - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
How to interact with people without verbal communication, solving new problems. Yes it was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about my own cultural values, as well as the culture in Korea. It was a terrific experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about the Korean cultures, such as the youth culture, the cafe culture, the couple culture, the drinking culture, etc. There are various colorful components within the Korean cultures, and it was amazing to see things from a different cultural background. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how important it is to get in touch with my family's culture and how important it is to integrate and get comfortable using a language I am not 100% comfortable with - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Seoul
I got to experience an Eastern perspective and got a first person look through Korean language and culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Seoul - Arts and Sciences
I feel like anyone who visits and lives in a foreign country will tell you that their experiences are well worthwhile; it's hard to even express how my experience has impacted my life. I learned how it felt like to be an outsider and a minority, and be a different sort of member in a different sort of society. I discovered some ... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned so much about Korean culture and also about myself. I'm a queer, non-binary person, so I was incredibly worried about my identity making my experience more difficult, so I sought out queer spaces. While many of them were fairly segregated (queer spaces for men and for women are often separate, and often discriminate ag... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My time abroad taught me much about myself such as who I was without my academics. It taught me about the cultural experiences and differences I did not know were present and allowed me to expand my friends and close circle to include those in other countries I have never learned about. It is nice meeting and getting to know so ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of self-confidence. 10/10 recommend. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
March 11, 2020 Travel To Seoul!
I was able to learn more about Korea and Koreans my age, while advancing my Korean language abilities. I also learned how to be independent and focus on my own personal goals while befriending people who helped me work toward them. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to take risks. While the entire experience was a risk, I learned to not be afraid to speak to people in broken Korean and make completely new friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 13, 2019 Study Abroad In Seoul!!
I learned so much about Korean culture, how America is viewed by the rest of the world, and confidence in myself and my ability to adapt to an entirely different living situation. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned that I am more capable of being independent than I thought. I discovered the things that are necessary to surviving in a foreign place and learned tips and tricks to quickly becoming acclimated to a new area and culture. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
I learned about my ability to speak the language and I think going to Korea to learn Korean was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learn a lot about Korean language and get improved. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained an experience in Korean society and people; and it was the most worthful gain that I earn from this program - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Seoul - Arts and Sciences
Over the course of my time abroad, I learned so much that I didn't even expect to touch on. The biggest thing I gained was personal growth. I expected to only improve myself in terms of language skills and new friends, but I ended up learning so much about who I am as a person and who I want to be in the future. Being in Seoul w... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I think my time abroad could be described as a "vacation" that I needed. It gave me time away from others (family and friends) to understand myself and to see where I stand at this moment in life. I gained a lot from one semester abroad and there were multiple times where I contemplated staying a bit longer. Of course, there are... - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program is designed for students to learn at a top-ranked Korean university and experience everyday life in Seoul – a World Design Capital and the center of popular culture featuring the fastest internet in the world. Select from courses taught in either English or Korean at our partner school, Yonsei University, as well as CIEE Seoul across a wide array of subjects, including Korean language, architecture, engineering, computer science, business, international relations, and history. You can also make strides in your language learning by volunteering in the community or practicing with Korean language buddies from the university. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Korean
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Korean
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Asian Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Theology and Religious Vocations
  • International Relations
  • Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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