EastAsia International College (EIC) was founded by Yonsei University’s Wonju Campus in 2008 as a special program to develop professionals able to play leading roles in the global age of the 21st century. Offering courses exclusively in English, EIC has two major tracks of study: the East Asian Politics ＆ Culture track and the East Asian Economy ＆ Business track.
During their first two years, students take courses in the liberal arts to fulfill the general education requirements and during their third and fourth years, they take courses in their major fields. Students are also required to study an East Asian foreign language, either Chinese, Japanese or Russian. Foreign students also have the option of learning Korean. During their undergraduate years, students have the opportunity to go on an overseas freshman workshop and two overseas field trips.
Students will graduate with superior English language skills, gained through the study of all subjects in English in an international environment. All graduates will have intermediate or higher proficiency in a language of the East Asian region: Chinese, Japanese, Russian or Korean.
The program equips students with an understanding of the basic theoretical framework for the study of politics and economics, in addition to developing a budding specialist’s knowledge of the politics, economics, culture, society and business environment of East Asia.
Graduates will have many opportunities for advancement. They will be prepared for positions in businesses related to East Asia at home and abroad, as well as positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Students will also be prepared for graduate study in politics, economics, and other fields, or further study in business school or law school.