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Seoul Courses – 2021 Yonsei January Sessions I & II

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with Yonsei University provides you with an array of academic offerings taught in English during the three- or five-week January session. Course offerings include a variety of subjects ranging from general studies to Korean studies to social sciences and below is a list of courses offered which may be subject to change. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Yonsei University. Please visit the USAC website for more details. Yonsei University is AACSB and EQUIS accredited.

All courses at Yonsei University are worth three credits and taught in English. Students can choose to take one or two courses for a total of 6 credits during Session I, and will earn an additional 3 credits during Session II if participating in the Session I & II program. Keep in mind that these courses are highly intensive and fast-paced due to the short sessions.

Students participating in the Session I & II program will be able to choose from the variety of courses listed below for Session I, then will focus on Korean language and society in Session II. Session II includes intensive language courses, cultural activities, and distinctive lectures on diverse cultural and historical aspects of Korea.

Students can also choose to take Taekwondo as an extracurricular activity. It is not for credit and has a small uniform fee during Session I.

Areas of Study at Yonsei University for Session I (subject to change):

General Studies

  • East Asian International Relations
  • Eastern Civilization
  • General Physics
  • General Microbiology
  • Introduction to Computer Science

Korean Language

  • Levels 1-3

Korean Studies

  • Contemporary Korean Cinema and Society
  • Korean Development
  • Modern Korean History
  • Modern Korean Literature
  • North Korean Politics and Foreign Policy

Management and Economics

  • Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Economics
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics I
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Korean Economy
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management

Social Science

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Student Information department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Kookmin University

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Yonsei University

January Session I (3 weeks): Open

January Session I&II (5 weeks): Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Kookmin University

Summer: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Open 9/1

Yonsei University

Summer: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

January programs: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Kookmin Univ. Summer

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Kookmin Univ. Semester

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students currently attending a 4-year institution

Yonsei Univ. Summer/January

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Yonsei Univ. Semester

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Degree-seeking students currently attending a 4-year institution

Program Type



Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Kookmin: 40 students

Yonsei: 20 students


English | Korean

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