Message from the VP

Prof. Dong-Hun KimVice President for International Affairs

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Yonsei campus on behalf of our faculty, staff, and students. Yonsei University has gained its reputation as unarguably the most international university in Korea. It also has a strong heritage of academic excellence, tradition, and innovation. We would like to continue to build on these accomplishments and keep moving forward with one of our school missions, the spirit of truth and freedom.

Yonsei University is well-positioned to provide you with numerous experiential learning opportunities as well as a wide variety of academic courses by eminent faculty. Its core and elective courses include several thousand regular university courses in a broad range of academic disciplines taught in Korean as well as approximately 1,000 undergraduate courses taught in English every semester. Our intensive Korean language programs and language courses including English, Chinese, and Japanese at the Yonsei University Korean Language Institute are specifically arranged to meet the need of students from a variety of language levels and backgrounds. They help with your needs for academic studies in a competitive global society. For those who would like to enjoy your study break by taking a course abroad and look for a taste of the Korean culture, they are all available throughout the international summer and winter school program. You will also have easy access to a world-class library with a broad range of resources, state-of-the-art facilities, and modern on-campus housings. I firmly believe that Yonsei’s well-designed international education and academic exchange program would enable you to study in a global setting. Your school life with an international and intercultural learning experience at Yonsei would also motivate you to expand your scope and navigate your career path.

You would be able to customize your education further by joining diverse student clubs and experiencing year-round social activities and events. You can enjoy a vibrant community of students in a friendly atmosphere and build close relationships that will last through changing circumstances in your life. For your memorable and invaluable experience, our OIA staff are always here to provide you with information and support to help make a great year for your study and life at Yonsei. Please do not hesitate to reach out for help. The OIA looks forward to welcoming you and supporting you throughout your time at Yonsei.