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Pioneering institutions across all fields have two key common ingredients: a focused mission and great people to fulfill it. As Korea’s first professional school dedicated exclusively to global affairs, Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) has one overriding mission: to enable our graduates to become members of a “Global Corps”.
For those of you who are imbued with international genes but who also want to experience Asia, Yonsei GSIS offers the best of both worlds: immersing yourself in an outstanding interdisciplinary program with hands-on exposure to Asia’s unfolding opportunities and challenges. Within a 100-minute flight from Seoul lies Beijing, Tokyo and Shanghai—four of the most dynamic, historically significant, and culturally diverse cities in Asia.
Whether you plan on becoming an analyst on the cutting edge of risk management, negotiating trade deals, helping the poor, or fighting for human rights and human dignity, GSIS offers you the “first and the best”. And world-class faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring, stand ready to put your ideals into practice.
Dual degree and exchange programs with leading partnership schools in Asia, the United States, and Europe also enable our students to graduate with a key competitive edge. As a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the GSIS also draws upon a network of top schools worldwide.
Yet the most important and enduring asset of the GSIS is our unique student culture—with the highest international student enrollment (57%) in Korea. This unique melting pot will result in life-long friendships and the ability to master contrasting prisms and paradigms.
Make GSIS your next home, join the GSIS family and rediscover yourself, Asia, and the world. As you do so, we hope you will become passionate change agents, principled leaders, and architects for the 21st century.
Lee, Jeong Yeon, Ph.D.