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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
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  • Restrictions: CU applicants only
  • Estimated Budgets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Core Program Attributes: Cornell In, Direct Enrollment
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory/Residence Hall, Variable
Click here for a definition of this term Approved by: A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Student Status: Junior, Senior
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace Curricular Highlights: Economics & Business, Internships, Media/Communications, Politics/Policy/Law
Program Description:
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Program Overview

Study in Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong

The unique and signature dimension of the program will be the genuinely comparative academic framework. This approach will equip students with the critical knowledge and skills to forge essential intellectual and personal connections. Graduates of this distinctive Three Campus Program will develop an enriched understanding of the dynamic relations amongst the three pre-eminent nations of East Asia (Japan, Korea and China) and the past, present and potential future pattern of relationships between East Asia and the wider world

Students in this program will have the opportunity to develop national competencies as a key foundation of regional and global competencies. In each of the three campuses/countries, they will study the economy, politics, culture and society of the respective nation (Japan, Korea, China). Their interdisciplinary studies and customized language courses will give them the necessary knowledge and tools to comprehend each of these complex and vibrant nations and this exciting region as a whole.

Students will have specially tailored opportunities to work and learn together through undertaking research and training in leading private and public institutions across East Asia, drawing on the prestigious local networks of Keio, Yonsei and Hong Kong Universities.  The program will culminate with a summer internship in Hong Kong.

Estimate of Costs:
Fall/Spring Terms: $25,290
Includes: tuition, CIPT, housing, orientation, and excursions

Estimated out-of-pocket costs:
Airfare, local transportation, meals, miscellaneous, etc.

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Keio University

Yonsei University

The University of Hong Kong
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Academic Overview

    - Japanese studies, Korean studies, Chinese studies (including languages)
    - East Asian Internships
    - Joint Core Classes and Leadership Forum with students from Keio, Yonsei and University of Hong Kong

Eligibility Requirements

    - 3.0 GPA
    - Second semester sophomore or junior standing when abroad
    - Arts & Sciences students must have two semesters of one of the relevant languages (Japanese, Korean, Cantonese or Mandarin)
    - Language study recommended, but not required, for students from other colleges

Full Academic Year Option

The 3 Campus Program allows a cohort of students to develop collectively their East Asian expertise across a full academic year calendar. Their schedule begins in the fall in Tokyo, Japan at Keio University, where their studies are built around Japanese Studies offered at the International Center. The spring semester is spent in Seoul, Korea at Yonsei University, where they take a course on Korean modernization together. They finish their year by moving to Hong Kong, where they all take a signature course on the Political Economy of Global Asia. All participating students are provided with an Internship and special mentoring in Hong Kong in order to bring together their academic training and curriculum with real world experience working in the East Asia office of a major international organization

Fall Semester: Keio University, Tokyo
Core Course: Japanese Social Attitudes and Behavior in the Contemporary Society

Sample Electives:
Japanese Economy (Prof. Kashiwagi, Shigeo)
Japanese Business and Society (Prof. Umezu, Mitsuhiro)
Applicants can find out more detailed information through the International Center website:

*3-Campus Program Students enroll “Keio International Program (KIP)” at Keio University.

Spring Semester: Yonsei University, Seoul
Core Course: Social Change in Modern Korea

Sample Electives:
International Political Economy
Law and Business in Korea (Dr. Lee, Jisoo)

Applicants can find out more detailed information through the websites of the Office of International Affairs and Underwood International College:

Summer: The University of Hong Kong, China
Core Course: The Political Economy of Global Asia
* Internship will be provided


Half-Year Option

In order to accommodate those students from the US or UK whose home institution’s academic curriculum would not permit a full year of international study, a flexible short-term option will be offered. Students from international partner institutions will be able to study during the spring semester at Yonsei with students from Keio and HKU. This will be preceded by a tailor-made program at Keio during the first two weeks of February, followed by a two-week lecture course and summer internship program in Hong Kong.


   - Two weeks at Keio (Early-Mid February)
   - Spring Semester at Yonsei (March 2 ~ Mid June)
   - Summer at HKU (Mid June ~ End of July)

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Each University assists visiting students in arranging accommodation. Students are provided with a room at one of the student dormitories. In some dormitories, weekday meals are included in the fees. More information about housing can be found at:

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More Info

Kristin Blake
Cornell in East Asia Advisor
Cornell Abroad
t. 607.255.6224

3-Campus Program Coordinator 
Office of International Affairs 
Yonsei University


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2019 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/22/2019 06/22/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.