The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2024
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CIEE in Seoul, Korea is offered during the fall, spring and academic year to students. The program is designed to support students interested in the culture and language of Korea while enhancing their knowledge about South Korean society. As a participant, you gain considerable knowledge about Korean culture, inter-Korean relations, Korea-U.S. relations, and Korea's modern role in Asia. You live in an international student dormitory near the CIEE study center.


You take courses at Yonsei University at the Underwood International Campus. You enroll in Korean language courses and elective courses which are taught in English or Korean in areas such as the social sciences, Korean Studies or East Asian Studies, Engineering and other subjects. Classes are taken with international and/or local students.

You have the option to study the Korean language either in an intensive 6-credit course or a less intensive 3-credit course. If you are a native Korean speaker, you may have access to taking courses directly at Yonsei University with local students.

Program Features

Students live in an international student dormitory. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the student's responsibility.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.