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Yonsei University (Semester)
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English (Limited), Korean Minimum GPA:: 3.0
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Yonsei U, S. Korea

General Program Dates Courses Housing and Cost of Living Contact


  Quick Facts Yonsei University
General Yonsei was established in 1885 and is one of the oldest universities in South Korea. Yonsei University
Location Seoul, South Korea
Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA Seoul, South Korea
Language of Instruction Official language is Korean but classes are offered in English. Seoul, South Korea Map
Dates of Instruction Fall: Late August - Mid-December
Spring: Late February - Early June


The oldest university in Korea, Yonsei University is proud of its long history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and the most internationalized university in Korea. Since its foundation in 1950, Yonsei College of Law has been playing a monumental role in enhancing legal education and legal culture in Korea. A main academic mission of Yonsei is to provide the opportunity to master the fundamentals necessary for the practice of law and to cultivate lawyers equipped with a strong sense of social justice.


Program Dates:

Fall Semester:  Late August - Mid December
2nd Semester:  Late February - Early June

For specific program dates please see the Office of International Affairs Website.


Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the Yonsei College of Law, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL, Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled classes alongside fellow Yonsei students.

The following is a selection of courses offered. For more detailed course listings, see the Yonsei University Brochure.

  • Korean Legal History
  • Bio-Ethics and Law
  • Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce
  • Legal Problems in Cyberspace Transactions
  • Maritime Law
  • Comparative Studies of Appellate System
  • Law of the WTO
  • International Environmental Law

Housing and Cost of Living:

Both on and off campus housing is available, although most on campus housing is for undergraduate students. Please see the Office of International Affairs Website for further information on housing and cost of living for international students.

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For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA