The Global Village Program
The Global Village (GV) program is a unique opportunity to get immersed in Korean language and culture. Students take part in a cultural internship program while teaching English at the Wonju campus in small group settings.
Yonsei University at Wonju (YUW) has an alternate opportunity to participate in teaching English to Korean elementary children in rural areas. Open to SUNY Oneonta students only, participants must be concurrently enrolled in the YUW exchange program (but not GV program) but will complete an exchange program application and TaLK program application separately but submit concurrently. Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, the TaLK program is for undergraduates at the sophomore level or higher, seeking to expand their multi-cultural experiences while teaching Korean children.
Let’s TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) Program
YUW TaLK Program Fact Sheet
For more detailed information and to discuss the application process on the above programs, contact the Office of International Education at 607-436-3369 or visit the OIE at 103 Alumni Hall
Home to over 6,000 undergraduates and graduate students combined, Yonsei University at Wonju is a leader in campus internationalization and routinely has visiting faculty from around the world. All courses in the GV program are taught in English and many of its facilities are new or updated.
Founded by a Presbyterian American missionary, the campus is rooted in core values of compassion, cross-cultural understanding, friendship, world peace, and loyalty to one’s country and community.
The campus and its surroundings are stunning and anchor the local Korean hanok (traditional) villages and farmlands of Wonju.
Visit the Yonsei at Wonju website
Yonsei University at Wonju Photos
SUNY students stay on-campus in YUW’s dormitory, quad rooms, and with Korean students only to encourage speaking in Korean language. Space is tight; however, the GV program is very mobile – students routinely attend campus and community events, teach English, and participate in quality field trips, which are part of the GV experience.
Application & Deadline
Applications and inquiries should be directed to SUNY College at Oneonta Office of International Education only. A completed SUNY Overseas Application is due to the OIE by April 1 for Fall or Academic Year study; October 1st for Spring study abroad.
Download the Overseas Academic Programs Application form.
Duration and Cost
Cost for the program is affordable and value-added for in-state and out-of-state residents.
SUNY students may study for the fall, spring, or academic year.
Semester Cost Sheet
Open to SUNY Oneonta students only, eligibility at YUW includes sophomore standing or above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (recommended 3.0) with strong faculty recommendations. The GV program is ideal for English, Education, History, Political Science, and International Studies majors. Students are also required to take beginner Korean language and a class in Korean culture as part of their educational experience at YUW and are encouraged to take part in campus and community activities. Entry to the exchange program is highly competitive and academically strong, qualified students are encouraged to apply.
SUNY Oneonta students are required to enroll in the SILP program, Korean language, at Oneonta by Yonsei University at Wonju exchange students in the fall semester or within the year prior to attendance at YUW, then partake in the GV program in the spring. For travelers new to Korea, this provides an excellent opportunity to acquire conversational skills and be adequately prepared for the GV experience.