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Introduction - USR (University Social Responsibility) Network Inauguration

Yonsei takes pride in fulfilling its social responsibilities by sharing its knowledge-base and resources with the community as a whole. Believing that community involvement is an essential component of the educational experience, Yonsei has a variety of volunteer and community service leadership programs.

Undergraduate students who participated in volunteer work at 2014 is 7,536 (approximately 29% of total). Their’s volunteer hour is 246,617 hours (approximately 28.08 years). Some of these include the Sinchon Campus’s “Dream Start”, Wonju’s “Murray Camp”, Yonsei University Health System’s overseas medical missions, and Songdo’s “Yon-In Project”. In these service programs, experiential learning is emphasized as an invaluable method for developing greater social awareness and civic responsibility.

The Dream Start mentoring program began in 2009. In this service program, Yonsei undergraduates become mentors for underprivileged high school students in the Seodaemun-gu area. Through one-on-one mentoring, Yonsei students get the opportunity to contribute to the local community by sharing their knowledge and experience with their mentees, assisting them in activities ranging from school work to character building.

The “Yon-In Project” (Help Close at Hand) is a large-scale academic guidance and mentoring program based on the Yonsei International Campus Yonsei students from the Songdo campus mentor students at elementary, middle, and high school in the region. This mentoring program provides one-on-one and small-group tutoring, as well as after-school guidance sessions.

The Yonsei Murrary Camp was created to expand quality educational opportunities for middle school students in Gangwon Province. During the 2-week camp, participants stay on the Wonju Campus, receiving hands-on guidance from professors with their school work. Extracurricular activities are also offered, allowing students to develop further their hobbies and talents.

During the vacation, nearly 600 students attended educational camp at the underprivileged educational area, and almost 600 students were volunteering in rural areas. Also, Gayang 4 comprehensive social welfare center operated the community self-sufficiency center.

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