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[WAY] Important Notice for 2020 WAY
DATE: Aug 28, 2020  |  READ: 1,429

 

Updated Thursday, Sep 24, 2020

Due to the growing concerns over COVID-19 and ongoing regulations including travel restrictions around the world, Yonsei University has made a decision to change some aspects of the WAY program this year. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

1. Changes in the course list

Due to the changes in the program, the WAY program will provide an online program this year. And the below courses are the courses that will be available in the 2020 WAY program. 

Course Code

Course Title

Instructor

IEE3300

CONTEMPORARY KOREAN CINEMA AND SOCIETY

Hyunjun Min

ECO3112

COVID-19 : GLOBAL IMPACT AND KOREA'S PERSPECTIVES

Various professors from different fields

UIC3611

KOREAN ECONOMY

Doowon Lee

TBA

KOREAN(1)

Dongsuk Kim

IEE2087

MODERN KOREAN LITERATURE

Steven Capener

IEE1159

AI & DESIGN

Jinwook Lee

IEE3341

INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING

Keeheon Lee

IEE2089

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Machine Learning

Taeyoung Park

Course syllabus: https://winter.yonsei.ac.kr/main/course.asp?mid=m02_02 

2. Session 2 is canceled

Considering that Session 2 has a more interactive and experience-based course, we have made a difficult decision to cancel Session 2 this year.

3. Trips/ Extra curriculum activity cancellation

There will be no trip/extra activities offered for the program this year since Winter Abroad at Yonsei is moved online due to COVID-19.

4. Changes in the tuition fee

Course (credits)

Tuition fee

1 course (3 credits)

1,000,000 KRW

2 courses (6 credits)

2,000,000 KRW

3 courses (9 credits)

3,000,000 KRW

* Students were allowed to take up to a maximum of 2 courses previously. However, as the program is offered online this year, students are able to take up to 3 courses.

 

5. Study with Yonsei Students!

We will be offering the opportunity for the students to pursue their academic interests through Yonsei University’s regular Winter Session (planned to be held from December 28th. to January 19th.). Although there are various courses offered during the Winter Session (140 courses offered last year), please note that most of the courses will be taught in Korean.

 

1) Course Format

At this point, the Winter Session teaching method has not been yet decided. However, courses will move online if necessary depending on the COVID-19. Please understand that we are not able to give you a concrete answer regarding the course teaching method at this point. We will do our best to keep you updated with the most recent information. 

2) Course List

The course list for the Winter Session will be available around late October due to the Fall semester’s academic schedule. Meanwhile, students are able to check the previous courses for their references (Link: https://winter.yonsei.ac.kr/main/board.asp?cmid=m05_01&mid=m05_01&act=view&bid=4&page=1&idx=121&ddx=0&sdx=0&keyword=).

3) How to apply

Just apply through the WAY application page. If you wish to take the Yonsei Winter Session course, please choose the option including the Yonsei Winter Session on the application page. 
Later, you will have to register the course(s) during the course registration period. 

6. VISA and Self-quarantine

1) At the moment most visa-waive agreements are on hold (except U.S.A as of August 25, 2020). Therefore, you need to apply for a D-2-8 Visa if you are planning to take an offline course.

VISA documents will not be issued for students who are taking only online courses. Therefore, please note that if the Yonsei Winter Session decides to move online, your VISA can be canceled.

Check the most recent Korean Immigration Service policies:

http://www.immigration.go.kr/immigration_eng/index.do

 

2) Self-quarantine (this may change depending on the government policy)

The Government of the Republic of Korea has decided to implement mandatory quarantine to all travelers entering Korea from abroad, regardless of nationality, in an effort to prevent the further inflow of COVID-19. Students must finish 14-day quarantine by December 27th at the latest.

Students are not allowed to do a self-quarantine on our on-campus housing as there will students staying at the dorm at that moment. Also, as students with D-2-8 Visa are not classified as a short-term VISA holder, government facilities are not available as well (150,000 KRW per day). Therefore, students will need to find a place for themselves where they can do a 14-day quarantine.

How/Where to self-quarantine?

- You must ensure no one else enters or stays at the place you are self-quarantining

- Your place of self-quarantine is appropriately set up so you do not have contact with others (Sharing a commonplace/area is not allowed)

- You must stay at a suitable place and not leave unless you need to seek urgent medical care

 

Students will have to search for an Airbnb or other facilities that meet the criteria above and provides self-quarantine. Please note that you need to find a place that allows a self-quarantine.

 

For example:

Room KOR

There is a discount code you can use for payment.

- 5% Discount code: RKQ5WJWYJ (Please do not share this information to students coming to other universities. This code is exclusive for Yonsei university students only.)  

https://roomnkorea.com/qt/package/

* Yonsei holds no affiliation with the service provider.

 

Check the most recent Korean government’s COVID-19 response system:

http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en/baroView.do?brdId=11&brdGubun=111&dataGubun=&ncvContSeq=&contSeq=&board_id=

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via +82-2-2123-3535 or iwinter@yonsei.ac.kr.

 

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