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Message from the VP

Joongi Kim, J.D.Vice President for International Affairs

On behalf of our professors, staff, and students I would like to welcome all of you to the Office of International Affairs - Yonsei University's international gateway. Yonsei has epitomized Korea's international education and exchange. Based on its tradition of academic excellence, intercultural environment, and commitment to internationalization, Yonsei University continues to attract leading international students throughout the academic year. Whether international students study at Yonsei for a year, a semester, or over the summer or winter, they become important members of the Office of International Affairs.

Through this office, we offer a wide range of services which include over 960 undergraduate courses taught in English each term, Korean language lessons through the Korean Language Institute, and regular courses taught in Korean in other departments for students with Korean fluency. A select number of incoming undergraduate exchange students can also take courses taught in English at the Graduate School of International Studies and the Global MBA Program.

Students have access to computer facilities, modern dormitories for our international students (the SK Global House and International House), a state-of-the-art library and fitness center, and the Global Lounge which enables visiting students and Yonsei students to mingle freely throughout the academic year. Yonsei today offers the most comprehensive and modern international complexes in Korea. Studying and living at Yonsei University will result in lifelong contacts and friendships and we actively encourage international students to join a number of Yonsei student clubs and on-campus activities.

The Office of International Affairs sincerely looks forward to your visit, and we will do our utmost to ensure that your Yonsei experience will be a rewarding one - academically, culturally, personally, and professionally.