Yonsei University, the oldest private university in Korea, is generally, considered one of the two leading universities in Korea, and the most international of Korean universities. Yonsei, located on the outskirts of Seoul, has a spacious, quiet, and well wooded campus, 15 minutes from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. In 1987 Yonsei University established the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) which is considered the leading professional School of international studies in Korea. GSIS offers MA degrees in international studies and Korean studies. It also offers the doctoral degree. The MA in international studies offers 4 tracks: area studies; international cooperation; international trade and finance; and international management.
Generally up to two students from each institution spend the one semester/term of their second year at the other institution as visiting students. Each institution pre-selects the nominees for the other institution from its first-year class. Visiting students take the equivalent of four courses at the other institution and are responsible for arranging transfer credit to their home institution. During the visiting semester/term, students pay tuition to and receive financial aid from their home institution; thus, Fletcher students pay full tuition to Fletcher and receive Fletcher financial aid as appropriate while enrolled as visiting students at Yonsei University. Visiting students have all the rights and privileges of degree candidates.