SEOUL: CIEE

Seoul, Korea

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Mid August - Late December
  • Spring Semester - Mid February - Mid June
  • Summer 1 Semester - Late June - Mid August (exact dates TBD)

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CIEE Study Center at Yonsei University is designed to provide students with cross-cultural training by way of offering a range of courses in various disciplines, a co-curricular program that will take students within the city of Seoul and internationally to communities of the Korean Diaspora, and providing on-site staff to support the students during their time in Seoul, Korea.

Courses

  • Semester Courses: Students take three elective courses and are required to take one intensive Korean language course. All students must enroll in at least one elective course directly related to Korea. Students that exhibit fluency in Korean may be able to take certain elective courses in Korean alongside local Korean students.
  • Summer Courses: In order to complete a full semester's study in six weeks, Yonsei International Summer School courses are intensive and fast paced. Korean language classes meet four days a week for three hours each day; other classes meet for two class hours each day. Students directly enroll in Yonsei University summer school courses. Course offerings change from year to year. They are typically listed on the Yonsei University website at the beginning of the application period and are available in CIEE enrollment materials. Students are advised to remain flexible in their course selection as some classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students enroll in 2 courses, for 8 NU credits.

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Host University

The CIEE Study Center is based at Yonsei University, the most prestigious private institution of higher education in Korea. Founded in 1885, the school now has 18 graduate schools and 20 colleges and a student population of over 38,000 including over 1,000 students from some 20 countries around the world. The University is located less than 20 minutes from downtown Seoul in an area that is home to several other colleges and universities. A full range of sporting facilities include a fitness center, swimming pool, gymnasium, and basketball courts.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP Application
    • Completed online CIEE application

        Please submit the following directly to OISP:

      • Upload a photocopy of your passport ID page to the CIEE online application
      • Upload your NEU transcript to the CIEE online application
      • The Home School Nomination forms will be completed online (Completed by your OISP coordinator).
      • One evaluation. If a program has a language prerequisite, the evaluation must be a language evaluation. The CIEE online application will prompt students and will send an email to their evaluator
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    Cost

    Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $TBD

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($TBD), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Korea, Seoul: CIEE Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

    Summer 1 2015: $10,909

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634) and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

    Korea, Seoul: CIEE Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

    Accommodations

    Students typically reside at Yonsei University's International House dormitory. The dormitory is a modern facility that provides a comfortable living environment for all international students on the Yonsei campus. Every room is equipped with LAN connections for Internet use, two twin beds, a desk, closet, and bookcase. The housing facility has shared refrigerators and microwave ovens, a lounge, study areas, a recreation area, a lecture and computer room, and laundry facilities. Students can purchase a meal plan and meals may be taken at on-campus cafeterias, restaurants, and snack bars and at restaurants throughout Seoul, including one in the dormitory.

    Destination

    South Korea, one of the "economic dragons" in Asia, is a country that embraces both a modern and traditional way of life. Seoul has many museums, galleries, theaters, and cultural venues as well as historic monuments and sites. These give students a historical perspective into Korea's dynastic periods, which established the intellectual and cultural foundation for modern Korean society. At the same time, Seoul, with stores filled with the latest in mobile technologies, fashion, and "K-pop" music, provides a great backdrop to learn about modern youth culture in Asia.