Seoul, Korea


The Korea program allows students to live and learn in the “Seoul” of Asia, South Korea. Known as the “land of the morning calm,” Korea offers a unique academic setting for students and enables students to spend a semester or year in a bustling Asian city. Students enroll in courses at one of the country’s most prestigious institutions, Yonsei University, the oldest university in Korea, which is located in the center of Seoul with a total of approximately 30,000 students.

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Yonsei University is truly international, fostering academic partnerships with more than 500 institutions in 60 countries. Students studying at Yonsei will feel this international reach while they study alongside more than 4,200 international students. 

Seoul, Korea


  • Direct enrollment at the Underwood International College
  • Live and study in one of Asia’s most international and oldest universities
  • Korean language course


Students are enrolled in the Division of International Education and Exchange in the Underwood International College at Yonsei University and take courses taught exclusively in English alongside both 

Korean and international students. Most students take courses in East Asian studies, international relations and international business & management, but coursework may also be completed in English in comparative literature and culture, economics and political science. In addition, students must take at least one Korean language course. 


Upon arrival, the Division of International Education and Exchange offers a guided, in-depth tour of the city of Seoul for international students as well as numerous trips throughout the semester and year, specifically highlighting Korea’s unique and rich culture. Yonsei’s clubs and organizations also sponsor a number of events. Dickinson students are provided a cultural activities stipend to attend such events. 


Students studying in Seoul live in on-campus housing at the International House or SK Global House at Yonsei. These housing accommodations are home to approximately 240 undergraduate and graduate students in double rooms. Students have access to shared refrigerators but take most of their meals at the nearby university cafeteria.  


Students are supported on-site by the Division of International Education and Exchange at Yonsei University. The on-campus coordinator is the Center for Global Study & Engagement. 



Academic, Fall, Spring 

Academic Year: Late August to mid-June. Applications are due by February 10. 

Fall: Late August to late December. Applications are due by February 10. 

Spring: Late January/early February to mid-June. Applications are due by September 21. 


2.8 GPA 

“There is common mantra among exchange students who have studied abroad for a year, and they say that, ‘exchange is not a year in a life, it is a life in a year.’ And if this is the case, I have lived two wonderful lives. If any student gets the opportunity to study abroad, he or she will realize how true this statement is. And this realization is the most beautiful I have experienced.”

—Casey Cliff ’16 (Spanish and international business & management)

Dickinson Majors that are a good fit for Dickinson in Korea
  • East Asian Studies, 
  • Economics 
  • History 
  • International Business and Management 
  • International Studies 
  • Law and Policy 
  • Political Science 
  • Religion 
  • Security Studies  

Don’t see your major? Connect with us. This program could still be a good fit for you. 

Non-Dickinson Student Information

This program is not currently open for non-Dickinson students. Check our list of available programs here.


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