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[Recruitment] 2024 LearnUs Global Semester Program (UIC & ICU)
Mar 26, 2024  |  Read: 1,786

2024 LearnUs Global Semester Program (UIC – ICU)


 1. LearnUs Global Semester

The LearnUs Global Semester Program is an innovative “hybrid” educational exchange program hosted by Underwood International College (UIC) and International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. The program combines online and in-person instruction with students traveling to Japan and Korea and taking classes at the ICU and UIC campuses in Tokyo and Songdo, respectively. In addition to in-class instruction, students will enjoy a variety of rich learning experiences through on-site field trips to Nagasaki and Kyoto in Japan and Jeju and Gyeongju in Korea. The LearnUs Global Semester Program seeks to create a new paradigm for higher education by fostering international cooperation and understanding through innovative teaching and learning practices.

 During the program, UIC and ICU students will engage in close collaboration as they attend a combination of in-person classes in Korea and Japan, as well as online classes on the LearnUs platform. UIC and ICU students will spend the first five weeks of the semester at the ICU campus in Tokyo and attend in-person classes with ICU professors while taking online classes with UIC professors over LearnUs. The UIC and ICU students will then travel to Korea around October 9, and attend in-person classes with UIC professors at the Yonsei International Campus in Songdo while taking online classes with ICU professors on LearnUs. Students will work on creative group projects rather than traditional midterm and final exams. The entire instructional curriculum in Japan and Korea will be supplemented by program-sponsored field trips to a variety of noteworthy and educational sites in Japan and Korea. Many of these trips will be thoughtfully designed overnight or weekend trips. After the initial eleven weeks, ICU students will return to Japan, and UIC students will complete their semester with classes and field trips around the greater Seoul area.

 Funding for the LearnUs Global Semester has been generously provided by a Yonsei alumnus, and, as such, program costs including housing and travel expenses in Japan and Korea for UIC participants will be covered by UIC. As a one-semester program that combines overseas stays in Japan and Korea with an innovative cross-cultural curriculum, the LearnUs Global Semester Program offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for UIC students to enjoy a unique and immersive learning experience.

 2. Credits

UIC students will earn 15 credits that will count towards their Common Curriculum (CC) requirements (1 World History, 1 World Literature, and 3 UIC seminars,).

 3. Application

 A. Eligibility

     1) UIC students only (undergraduate only)
     2) Students who have applied for graduation are not eligible to apply
     3) Students who have exceeded eight semesters of study at UIC as of the 2024 Fall Semester are not eligible to apply.
     4) Preference may be given to students from the class of 2023.5 or the class of 2024 
     5) You must be enrolled as a student in the fall semester of 2024. (Not applicable to students on leave or graduates.)

  B. Number of Awardees: 10 students

  C. Documents to submit

     1)     Application form (Google Form link: https://forms.gle/KSooQ3XV8RnnPdHS6)
     2)     Essay (250-400 words) on “Please explain how the LearnUs Global Semester Program fits my previous life activities and/or my future life goals”

  D. Application schedule

    1) Application period: April 1, 2024 – May 31, 2024, by 23:59pm 
    2) Document review and online interviews (interview notification by mid-June 2024)
    3) Final selection (notification by July 1, 2024)

 For more information, please contact uic_services@yonsei.ac.kr

 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LearnUsGlobalSemesterProgram

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uic.lugs

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