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Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2020
    September 1, 2020 to December 21, 2020
One Time Opportunity


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Yonsei University


Open to undergraduate students only

Must be a citizen and/or permanent resident of Korea

Opportunity Description

As you study away from Ithaca this fall, you can still have a residential college experience.  Cornell students can live in dorms at Yonsei University and supplement their Cornell coursework with 1-2 classes alongside Yonsei students.  Enjoy studying at a top international university taking courses in English or Korean, with all the benefits of student life.

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has over 5,000 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 21 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 120 research institute/centers hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.


  • Keep on track at Cornell with 12-15 credits online, offered asynchronously
  • Take 1-2 courses in English or Korean with local students at Yonsei University
  • Live in an undergraduate student residence hall
  • Enjoy access to Yonsei University student facilities, libraries, and activities
  • Explore: Yonsei in numbers and in videos and social media

Housing and Meals

Being part of a living and learning environment is a core, and therefore required, aspect of all study away options. 

Study Away students at Yonsei University will live in SK International House, a Yonsei dormitory.

Meals are not included by are available at student cafeterias.

Health and Safety

Yonsei University follows the coronavirus regulations of the South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Application Process

If you are eligible for more than one study away option, complete an application for your first choice, and indicate your back-up choices.

  1. Use the "Apply" button below to complete Cornell application by July 10, 11:59pm, EDT - late submissions cannot be considered
  2. Once selected,*
    • commit to the study away program by communicated deadline - students who fail to commit by the deadline will have their applications withdrawn
    • Register with Study Away partner**  

*Education Abroad advisors will select applications based on eligibility and availability and will inform students that they are selected July 13-17.

**The link to the partner application will be given to students upon acceptance by Cornell.  Students must follow the study away program's process and timeline to apply for housing and course registration.


  • Cornell advisor for study away application process: Each "Study Away" opportunity has a dedicated advisor in the Education Abroad team of the Office of Global Learning.  The advisor for this program is listed in the side panel.
  • Cornell school/college contacts: Each school and college at Cornell supports  international students participating in the Fall "Cornell Study Away" option, and you will have online access to all student services as a registered Cornell student.

While we cannot bring "The Hill" to you, you can share your Cornell spirit with peers as you live and study together.