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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Student Clubs

There are many student clubs at Yonsei University which cover a wide variety of interests that you may wish to join. Also, it is encouraged to participate in Yonsei festivals, such as AKARAKA and Yon-Ko Games (Yonsei-Korea University Rivalry Sport Competition).

Student Clubs Under OIA

There are two student clubs under OIA(Office of International Affairs) for international students. One is Mentors Club and the other is Yonsei Global.

Mentors Club
Introduction

★ Born to be GLOBAL ★

Founded in 2002, Mentors Club is one of the largest and oldest clubs at Yonsei University interacting with exchange and visiting students.

Activities
  • Buddy Program
    • Through this program, international students are paired with Yonsei students to learn more about Korea and share ideas through a personalized relationship with their buddies.
  • Cell Meeting
  • Buddies' Night
  • Dae Dong Jae(대동제) & Yon-Ko Jeon(연고전)
    • In May and Fall(Sep or Oct), Dae Dong Jae and Yon-Ko Jeon, the two most distinguishable school festivals, are coming. In Dae Dong Jae, Mentors Club holds a special ‘club party’ with fabulous DJ group on the Baek Yang Road, the main road in Yonsei Campus. In this event, international students in Mentors Club will have the chance to take part in planning and making the party with other Yonsei mentors. In Fall, Mentors Club guides international students all the way through Yon-Ko Jeon from cheering to watching sports leagues against Korea University.
  • Halloween Day
  • Farewell
Yonsei Global
Introduction

Since its foundation in 2003, it has been functioning as a bridge to a more satisfying life in Yonsei and in Korea as a whole for many exchange and international students.

Activities
  • First Step to Korea
    First Step to Korea is an orientation provided by the Office of International Affairs for exchange students who are fresh off the boat, along with any other international students who are not yet familiar with the daily life in Korea and also in Yonsei. Through this program, various information and tips on living in Korea and attending Yonsei are provided. During this orientation, student can also learn Yonsei cheering “Akaraka” which will be helpful to fully enjoy the “Yon-Ko Games”.
    • FLC(Free Language Class)
    • GD (Global Day)
    • KMA(Korean Music and Art)
    • CT(Company Tour)
    • LE(Language Exchange)
    • GA(Global Angels)
    • LS(Leisure Sports)
    • OS(One Shot)
    • KPD(K-Pop Dancing Class)
    • KCC(Korean Cooking Class)
    • MT(Membership Training)
Contact Information

Major Student Clubs

Some of the student clubs require more than a 2-semester commitment due to the rules of major student clubs. If you are an exchange student and stay at Yonsei for less than a year, Student Clubs under OIA, Mentors Club & Yonsei Global, might be a good option. Otherwise, please do explore/inquire about club membership qualifications during the student club fair(in Spring/Fall) in person.

How to join in major student clubs
  • STEP1: Check the club’s member recruitment period & apply
  • STEP2: Interview & Membership Fee
  • STEP3: Participate in OT(Orientation) & Activities & MT(Membership Training)
Student Clubs by Category

Most of the major student club rooms are located in the Student Union Building(학생회관) or Auditorium(대강당). There are clubs whose founding date is in the 1920s such as Yonsei Hiking Club to newly established clubs in 2015. You can find further information at Yonsei Student Club Association website[Korean].

Student Clubs by Category
Student Clubs by Category
Performances Social Activities
Religion Creative Arts
Sports Academic & Culture
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[Source: Yonsei Student Club Association]

Foreign Student Association

There are lots of Foreign Student Associations at Yonsei University. International students can network and communicate with other Yonsei students by joining in these clubs.

Foreign Student Associations
Foreign Student Associations Contact Information
Foreign Student Union
(FSU)
Chinese Student Association
(CSA)
Vietnamese Student Association at Yonsei
(VSAY)
Association Mongolian Student at Yonsei
(AMSY)
  • Instagram: @yonsei_mongolians
Malaysian Student Association
(PPMK)
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[As of June, 2022]