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Korea, Seoul - CIEE: Seoul - Yonsei University Arts and Science

Further your business skills and learn the Korean culture and language in the vibrant business hub of South Korea.


Seoul, the largest city in South Korea, is wonderful place to study business and economics because of the large and prominent business center. The city is filled with culture and education areas such as museums, monuments, festivals, and palaces. The Gwangjang Market, a popular destination, is Seoul’s largest food alley and is composed of around 200 vendors.


Yonsei University is the most prestigious private institution in Korea for higher education. The student population is over 30,000 students with more than 1,000 of them traveling from 20 different countries. The campus has a fitness center, pool, gym, and athletic fields. Courses are taught in English.


Students enroll in class among other native Korean students. An in-depth orientation is provided to educate students about the country and extracurricular activities are provided for students to engage each other. Students will be provided excursion opportunities and projects in Seoul such as volunteering.

Classes are held in seminar and lecture formats, some may include excursions. Classes are taught in English and students have the option of taking Korean classes, a 3 credit and a 6 credit course are available. Students are able to enroll in 15-18 credits a semester.

Student Life & Co-Curricular

Yonsei University provides clubs for the students to join such as music, hiking, and art. Volunteer opportunities are available for students who are interested. CIEE provides excursions for the students such as the Hwaomsa Temple, Korean Demilitarized Zone, homestays and cultural enrichment activities in the area.


Students are able to choose between a homestay, dorm, or in-city relatives. The dorm is connected to one of the academic buildings and has separate floors for men and women. Each room houses two students and comes with a private bathroom. A lounge, study room, and seminar room is located on each floor. Within the dormitory, there is also a music room, computer area, fitness center, laundry room, and a kitchen. Homestays are between a 40-80 minute commute to the school but provide students with a private room, and a shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facility. The family provides breakfast and dinner for the student. Both locations have internet.

Program Cost           

The program fee includes tuition (12-16 credits), accommodation, program orientation, scheduled academic excursions, and international health insurance. The program cost is based on full-time semester tuition and on-campus Marist housing. Students receive a detailed cost sheet once they have been admitted to the Marist Abroad Program.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • Sophomore standing or higher at the time of study abroad
  • Academic Advisor approval of program and coursework

How to Apply and Get More Information

Enrollment is limited, and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Click here for more information on the Marist Abroad application process.

If you have any additional questions about the program contact the Program Coordinator at

Please click here for additional information on the program.