- The Yonsei Leadership Program is a 4 week intensive and comprehensive summer program offered in English.
- Designed to introduce students to the characteristics and styles of Korean leadership by examining Korean patterns of local and global leadership past and present and to develop a more reflective, viable and suitable leadership model that will work in the future.
- Blends students from both Yonsei University Wonju Campus and partner institutions. The students from both campuses will study Korean leadership from various perspectives, historic, political, economic and social, and work on a collaborative project on designing effective leadership models for the future.
- The Program is divided into 4 main parts: (1) Korean History and Leadership, (2) Korean Economy and Leadership, (3) Korean Politics and Leadership and (4) Korean Society and Leadership and Followership. The course relies on (1) a mixture of video presentation and lectures, (2) supervised discussion conducted in small groups, and (3) guided weekly field trips and (4) presentations of results by the students. Weekly Field Trips are directly related to the weekly lecture on the particular theme.
Course of Study
The program includes an intensive examination of Korean patterns of local and global leadership as well as South Korea's patterns of political development and economic transformation, with questions like "What was the driving force behind Korea's dramatic transformation?" and "What are replicable aspects of this rapid economic and social development?" In addition, students, through the course, will examine Korean methodologies and perspectives on service and philanthropy as South Korea is in the unique position of having been a recipient and now donor of foreign aid. The leadership program encourages cross-cultural exploration and interaction between International students and Yonsei students.
NOTE: Students must apply direct to Yonsei as well as completing the MyWorld application. Please see details of the program, cost, and application procedure http://22.214.171.124/ylp.html :
Students can transfer their credits back as BSAD 491 (up to 6 credits). Students interested in transferring the courses back for economics, government, history, political science or related credit should consult with the respective departments.
Rob Simon, Associate Professor of Practice
P.O. Box 880492
Lincoln, NE 68588-0492
The secret behind the success of Korea is largely attributed to the nation's ability to develop strong leaders. Yonsei University Wonju Campus will offer the Leadership, Economy and
Development (LED) program to seek meaningful answers to question of how to economically advance a nation, adapting the Korean experience lo the global context. The LED Program is a 4 week intensive and comprehensive summer program. This program is designed to introduce students to the characteristics and styles of Korean leadership by examining Korean patterns of local and global leadership past and present and to develop a more reflective, viable and suitable leadership model that will work in the future. The Program blends students from both Yonsei University Wonju Campus and international students. The students from both campuses will study Korean leadership from various perspectives, historic, political, economic and social, and work on a collaborative project on designing effective leadership models for the future.
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: Students will make their own flight arrangements to and from the U.S. and South Korea. Yonsei has arranged a bus from the Incheon International Airport to Yonsei University Wonju Campus.
LODGING in COUNTRY: Students will be housed in on-campus dormitories. Students will be staying in a triple occupancy room with shared bathrooms.
MEALS in COUNTRY: All meals are out-of-pocket and will be purchased in-country.
TRANSPORTATION in COUNTRY: Students will primarily utilize the public transport system.
COMMUNICATION & CONNECTIVITY: Students will have access to WiFi.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED for TRAVEL: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to participate on the program. U.S. Citizens will not require a visa for entry into South Korea as your program is less than 90 days. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to the country of destination at the time of applying to the program. Deadline to upload passport to MyWorld: March 3, 2017 (*deadline subject to change)
Students will be billed in MyRed for the $150 Education Abroad Fee as well as International Health Insurance. The remaining expenses will be paid directly to Yonsei.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
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