Yonsei University: Seoul - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alu... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.9
Based on 17 Reviews
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I got to explore all the outs and ins of Korean life and travel around the entire country. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 09, 2024 Missing My Time Abroad!
I learned a lot about Korean society and culture, and I learned a lot about myself as well. This was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 19, 2023 Koreaaaaa
My experience was definitely worthwhile! I improved my language speaking skills and I was able to build up my confidence in new environments - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 23, 2023 Not A Fan Of Yonsei
Gained language skills and maturity. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I really learned how to step out of my comfort zone and explore a country that is both so similar to my culture in my actual home/parent's native country but different from the overall area I grew up in in the US. I met some of the best people, got to experience so many new things, and really had the best time of my life. It was... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Knowledge of the language, people, culture, history, places within Korea, tested a lot of delicious food, and so much more. Yes, it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about navigating a foreign country and exploring different towns. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
September 15, 2021 Unexpected
I learned about navigating a foreign country that felt familiar in ethnic culture, but was completely unfamiliar to me. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 06, 2021 Amazingly Sureal
Self love - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved it - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review I Love Korea!!!
Most definitely worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself as a person and as a student. My goal academically was to learn more about Korea which I certainly did. I did try to learn more Korean, too, which I guess I did too, though it didn't really feel like it. I also learned how much I hate to be someplace where I don't speak th... - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
Past Review Great Time!
I learned that I can survive anywhere! But I think that came from being abroad in general instead of specifically being at Yonsei. It's a basic exchange program but your experience depends on whether or not you're willing to explore. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Oh, Korea!
I learned how to be comfortable in speaking Korean. I always had trouble getting into a full conversation when I learned back home. I knew what the person was saying, but I always felt like my response needed to be perfect and so I got into the habit of planning what I was gonna say. While in my time here in South Korea, it's he... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I had a great time and I made lots of frirends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, it was a very fun experience and it made me want to travel more. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 05, 2023 Very Fun
I learned about being independent, mature, and how to communicate with a language barrier. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 04, 2023 Learning Experience
It is an experience I would not regret having but I wish there was more support systems. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of cultural insight from being in Korea. It was totally worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned a lot about the culture though there were restrictions. Thought it was very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became a more confident, independent person. Gained a greater cultural understanding of Korea, became more adventurous, and made some really cool friends around the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
YEs it was! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review I Enjoyed A Lot!
Since Yonsei University is a huge school with both genders, it was a great experience for me to widen my perspective. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile, I learned to put myself out there which was quite difficult being so introverted - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, learned a lot about Korea, really enjoyed my time - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Cool
It was worth living in another culture - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.

Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

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