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Office of International Affairs

Established in 1966, the Office of International Affairs’ (OIA) predecessor, the Division of International Education and Exchange, was the first university department in the nation to oversee international exchange. Its installation stimulated university globalization, and the office’s scope expanded drastically, leading to the upward transformation of the Division into the OIA in February 2007. The OIA operates exchange and visiting programs, global internship programs, and summer exchange and study abroad programs to broaden students’ global capacities. With the inaugural sessions of the Yonsei International Summer School in 1985 followed by Winter Abroad at Yonsei in 2013, Yonsei hosted the first programs of their kind in the nation offering inbound students the chance grow as global citizens by participating in cultural experience activities in addition to academic credits. Moving beyond traditional student exchange, the OIA has pursued participation in prestigious international research networks, such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU), where Yonsei may engage in collaborative research and strategic partnerships among leading global universities.

Location

International Affairs TeamBaekyang Hall S302

International Admissions TeamBaekyang Hall S308

Contact

International Affairs Team02-2123-3977, 3535, 8453

International Admissions Team02-2123-3225

Website

International Affairs International Admissions

Service

International Affairs Team

Global Alliances & International Planning

  • International projects/meetings: planning & development
  • International consortium management (APRU, AEARU)
  • Strategic partnerships
  • International events support
  • International research collaboration agreements

International Faculty Support

  • Visa issuance and immigration consultation
  • Housing information and contract support
  • Campus and Korea sojourn information

International Student Support

  • General international student affairs and respective internal university coordination
  • Management of Yonsei University international student data for centralized Ministry of Justice services
  • Government-sponsored international student affairs and guidance
  • Guidance for visa issuance and residing in Korea
  • Study in Korea (Ministry of Education online service) information management
  • International student involvement in university events (field days, concerts, festivals)

Global Lounge Program Operations

  • Events promoting cultural exchange among domestic and international students
  • University-affiliated educational exchange events
  • International student organization events

Outbound Visiting and Exchange Student Programs

  • Exchange Student Program (ESP)
  • Visiting Student Program (VSP)
  • Study Abroad Program (SAP)
  • Global Internship Program

Inbound Visiting and Exchange Student Admissions and Academic Affairs

  • Exchange and visiting student admissions screening and academic affairs
  • Overseas partner university and educational institution management
  • Management of lectures and programs for incoming exchange and visiting students

Incoming Visiting Student Program (Study at Yonsei Program) Admission

  • Non-degree visiting student admission
  • Certificate of Admission issuance

Fall/Spring Semester for Incoming Exchange and Visiting Students

  • Academic program for incoming exchange and visiting students
  • New student support, such as student orientation
  • Academic advising student support

Yonsei International Summer School(YISS) and Winter Abroad at Yonsei(WAY)

  • Short-term program in summer/winter for exchange and visiting students
  • Academic curriculum, orientation, field trip, special activity
  • Yonsei International Summer School Click
  • Winter Abroad at Yonsei Click

Short-term Special Program

  • Special tailor-made programs for partner institutions

International Admissions Team

International Student Admissions(Undergraduate Program)

12years Overseas Student Admissions(Undergraduate Program)