- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.50 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
This rigorous seven-week summer program (6 weeks of classes) at CIEE and Yonsei University introduces students with little or no background in Korean studies to this country through language and area studies, and a special orientation that covers various facets of Korean society.
Yonsei University is the most prestigious private institution of higher education in Korea. Founded in 1885, it has 19 graduate schools, 22 colleges, and a student population of 38,600, including more than 2,600 students from 35 countries. The large, attractive campus is less than 20 minutes from downtown Seoul.
Summer: mid June - mid August
Refer to the CIEE Seoul website for the specific dates, if available.
A city celebrated by UNESCO for outstanding design yet firmly rooted in ancient traditions, Seoul makes an intriguing summer destination to explore culture, business practices, and Korean language. Challenge yourself in Seoul, and see why South Korea is emerging as a major industrial nation.
Packed with people, it’s no wonder Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. A vibrant business and financial hub, Seoul also brims with culture, with more than 100 museums, numerous religious monuments, parks, markets, festivals, sports teams, and the Gyeongbok and Changdeok palaces. The mighty Han River runs through the city, and rugged mountains loom in the distance.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.