Apart from the 3 classes that I shared in my previous post, I took 3 additional business classes during my exchange semester in Yonsei University.
This time round, I got a friend of mine, Koulla Solomontos from the United Kingdom (UK) to share her views about the classes she took last semester. She is from the University of Hertfordshire and majored in Humanities but she got to take a few cool classes in Yonsei (we shared one common class, Korean Language and Society class).
If you are going to Yonsei as an exchange student and you are anxious about timetable planning, it happened to me too. The only thing I knew before I went for exchange was that I can look through this portal to find what classes were offered in the previous semesters and the upcoming one. So here are the other things I learned about timetable planning in Yonsei University from my experience:
Previously, I had posted a guest review done by a fellow exchanger studying communications. In this post, my friend, Chan Jia Qi from National University of Singapore Business School will be sharing her thoughts on the classes she took in Yonsei.
I figured posting only my review about the classes I took would not be very comprehensive. So I decided to open it up for other exchange students who want to review their modules to do so. Here’s a review written by Jessica Soles, an exchange student majoring in Communication and Media Studies in Yonsei University Spring 2016.
My Yonsei semester is officially over a few days ago when my grades came out. I took 4 business classes and 2 electives this semester with most classes being IEE classes that are specially made for exchange students.
One of the highlights of my exchange in Yonsei University.
Yonkojeon is a sport and cheering festival between two huge rival schools in Korea, Yonsei University and Korea University (KU) that happens every September, usually after Chuseok holiday. Some of my Korean friends told me that the rivalry between the schools is so strong that even in the workplace, Yonsei and KU alumni still talk about the rivalry. In fact, in KU, Yonkojeon is called Koyeonjeon.
This will be the hardest administrative task for most exchange students in Korea. I don’t understand why they made the process so hard for foreigners but oh well.. if you are going to be in Korea for more than 90 days, brace yourself cos you have to go through it.
The ARC has similar functions to Singapore’s Student Pass (Green Card NRIC). It allows you to sign up for a phone line, make memberships in cosmetic stores 😉 and more importantly, travel out of Korea and get back in without being deported for not having a valid visa (Your student visa is only a single-entry visa).
If you’re going for an exchange program to Korea, even if you’re a Singaporean, you will most likely need to make a Student Exchange Program Visa (D-2-6). There are some rare cases where some nationalities are exempted. The full list and details can be found here.
What You Will Need to Prepare
1. One completed visa application form