Cityscape of Seoul, Korea

Yonsei University Summer Language Program

Language of Instruction: Korean
South Korea
Term: Summer

Improve your Korean language skills over the summer by studying at Yonsei University.

The next application deadline is Apr 1, 2022
See other program dates

Please be advised that undergraduate participation in study abroad programs offered by institutions outside of Columbia University (Columbia-approved) are suspended through August 1, 2021.This includes the program on this webpage. For alternative summer opportunities offered by UGE, please see here:


The Yonsei University Summer Language Program is designed for you should you wish to improve your Korean language skills and also experience Korean culture throughout the summer. The program takes the regular 200 hour program and concentrates it into 100 hours of study, all while being able to participate in additional afternoon cultural activities which may include: Korean cooking, Korean Pottery, Taekwondo, and K-pop dance, etc.


Students study Korean at the appropriate level for 20-hours per week.

SEAS students may also take courses in English. Columbia College and SEAS students have different summer transfer credit rules, especially for courses taught in English. Students interested in this program should review summer transfer credit eligibility to help determine which courses offered on the summer program will be eligible for transfer credit.

Program Features

Students are encouraged to live in the on-campus dormitories. Through visits to Korean cultural heritage sites, students will also learn more about Korea’s past and present, as well as experience Korean culture firsthand.


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

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

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.

Fact Sheet

Foreign Language Learning
Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Study Abroad
Language of Instruction:
South Korea
Asia and the Pacific

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 1, 2022
Admissions Decision Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2022