Since its opening in November 2002, the Global Lounge has been the most important and popular international student facility on campus in promoting global cultural diversity. Now located in the heart of campus at Baekyangro’s new underground area, The Commons, the Global Lounge serves as the link between the international community and Yonsei University. With its large exchange network, it is a multi-functional space to foster an international perspective and sense for students and provides various one-stop services to international students. We seek to inspire imaginative and innovative ideas and transform students to become global citizens that are part of our global community.
- Location: The Commons (Bldg. 130)
The main seating area has nine multi-television sets and a seating capacity of 150 people.
An area dedicated to language exchange encourages students who wish to learn foreign languages to communicate only through a determined language of interest.
Global Service Desk
Global Service Desk is located at Global Lounge, Baekyangnuri on the Main
Campus in Sinchon.
Our international service coordinators at the service desk will help international students/scholars with quick questions and simple consultations. There are Engish, Chinese, Japanese Language help desk in the Global Lounge.
During Spring/Fall semester
- Monday – Friday 09:00 ~ 12:00 / 13:00 ~ 17:20 (Lunch break : 12:00 ~ 13:00)
During Summer/Winter vacation
- Operating hours will be shortened and the details will be notified in advance
General Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides counseling and consultation services to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and their spouses/partners. The counseling sessions can be held for individual, couples, and groups. The Center offers brief counseling and therapy to help students confront personal, academic, and career concerns by psychologists, professional counselors and master-level counselor trainees.
The primary goal of counseling is to help students develop their personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems and to grow and develop in ways that will allow them to take advantage of the opportunities at the university. Student development workshops are designed to enhance personal and academic skill development, and emergency drop-in sessions are also available.
Center for Gender Equity
The Center for Gender Equity assists anyone on campus with issues on sexual violence. The contents of consultations include sexual violence and other issues that deal with sexual identity or sex, such as sexual harassment, gender discrimination, stalking, dating violence, or cyber bullying
|Location||Between the Main Library and the 3rd Engineering Department Building|
|Contact||Athletic Committee, 02-2123-3425|
|Size & Capacity||Basketball Court that meets international standards, 500-seat capacity|
|Facilities||American Football Club, Baseball Club, Basketball Club, Basketball Court, Football Club, gymnasium, Judo Club, Judo dojo, locker rooms, Office of Athletic Committee, Rugby Club, showers, Ski Club, Student Administration Athletic Club, Taekwondo Club, Taekwondo dojo|
|Location||Near the Northgate Muak Dormitories|
|Availability||4 courts for professors (artificial grass); 4 courts (clay) and 6 tennis courts (hard court) for students|
Main Athletic Fields
|Location||Behind the 3rd Engineering Department Building|
|Contact||Athletic Committee, 02-2123-3425|
|Size & Capacity||Football Field that meets international standards; Baseball Field|
|Facilities||Classes, clubs, school events|
Central Library & Yonsei-Samsung Library
The Yonsei University Library was founded in 1915 with the founding of Yonhee College, and was first housed in the YMCA building on Chong-no Street. In April 1924, the Library was moved to the third floor of the Yonhee Student Union Building, then to the Gwangbok building in June 1956, and then to the Yongjae building in November 1957. On March 30, 1979 the new library building (now Yonsei Central Library) was completed and it was used as the main library of Yonsei University until 2008.
In 2007, the Yonsei University Library became the first in Korea to successfully embark on the Subject Librarian Services system. The Library is equipped with a high-tech IT environment as well as strengthened digital content management system. With the opening of the Yonsei-Samsung Library in 2008, the Library changed its name from the "Central Library" to "Yonsei University Library". Yonsei University Library reorganized the structure of departments and added two more divisions and four more sections so that it can integrate and manage these two libraries more effectively. The opening of the Yonsei-Samsung Library and the new library system will make the Yonsei University Library a future-oriented high-tech academic information center.
The Library’s collections include more than 2.2 million printed works and 17,000 serials. A variety of electronic resources, including 200 academic databases, 71,500 e-journals, and 476,000 e-books can be accessed both on and off campus. The Yonsei University Library has been the center of Yonsei University’s growth, where a variety of academic information is developed, obtained, and preserved so that it can strongly support the education, research and learning activities of all Yonsei University members. With all these achievements, the Library is developing into a leading academic information resource center of the 21st century and is playing a crucial role in making Yonsei University one of the best international research-based universities with the vision of Yonsei 2020.
YISS students can check out up to ten items, which should be returned within 15 days. A late penalty will be charged for students who have over due books at the end of the program and an official transcript will not be issued.
|Library Classroom (2F)||09:00 ~ 20:00||09:00 ~ 15:00|
|Humanities Collections: Book (2F)|
|Social Sciences, Science & Engineering Collections: Book (3F)|
|Humanities & Social Sciences Collections: Journals, References (4F)|
|Center for Korean Classics Collection||09:00 ~ 17:00|
|Study Room (B1, 5F, 6F)||06:00 ~ 23:00|
|Study Room (1F)||Opens 24hrs|
|LY-Valley (1F)||08:00 ~ 23:00|
|Information Commons (2F)||09:00 ~ 20:00||09:00 ~ 15:00|
|Multimedia Center (3F)|
|Research Commons (Journals, References) (5F)|
|Law Library (6F)|
|Grand Study Room (4F)||08:00 ~ 23:00|
Printing Services are provided jointly by the Yonsei University Library and the Yonsei Coop at the copy rooms on the 2nd and 4th floors of the Central Library, the 4th floor of the Yonsei-Samsung Library, the 4th floor reading room of the Central Library, Information Commons, and the 4th and 5th floor of Yonsei-Samsung Library.
The price for making photocopies is 40 won per page, payable through the ID account system. Payment in cash is allowed for a small quantity of copies or for materials that are not copyrighted. Color copies are 450 won per A4-size page and 900 won per A3-size page.
The Copy Room located on the second floor of the Central Library offers domestic and international faxing services. Sending faxes to Seoul and the Incheon region costs KRW 500 per page while other regions cost KRW 500. International faxing costs vary from KRW 900 to KRW 1,700. There may be additional transmitting fees depending on the countries.)
We stongly recommend students to purchase their textbooks after checking the online course syllabus. Some professors use the course packets throughout the summer and they will explain at the first class where you can purchase them.
Photocopy shops are located at numerous places on campus. Some useful locations include the Central Library, New Millennium Hall, Gwangbok Hall, and Widang Hall.
The Copy Room located on the second floor of the Central Library offers domestic and international faxing services. Sending faxes in Seoul and the Incheon region costs KRW 300 per page while other regions cost KRW 500. International faxing costs vary from KRW 900 to KRW 1,700.
Please note that students are not allowed to photocopy or fax documents in the YISS office.
Student Union Building
The Student Union Building is a place you will definitely want to visit right away.
|3rd||Student Club Offices|
|2nd||Student Health Dispensary, Global Lounge|
|1st||Optical Shop, Photo Shop, Travel Agency, two snack and lunch areas|
|B1||Post Office, Wooribank, Bookstore, Shoe Repair Shop, Barber Shop, Cafeteria|
Office for Students with Disabilities
Yonsei University provides various services and aids for students with disabilities through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). Services for students with disabilities are individually designed. It is based on students' individual needs as identified by a Disability Specialist at OSD. Available services and programs may change or differ without notification. To check service availability, please contact the Office of Students with Disabilities at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you must be a registered student in Yonsei International Summer School to be eligible. In order to apply for Yonsei International Summer School, please note that students should contact the program coordinator at Yonsei University first. After all application materials are collected by the program coordinator at Yonsei, their applications will be transferred to the Office for Students with Disabilities.