Kim Sun-hee (Choi Myoung-gil) comes to walk the grounds of her university alma mater ‘Hanguk University’ in episode 2 of Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020), and thinks back on the time that she harboured a crush on her senior. In episode 10, Hwang Ji-woo (Yoon Hyun-min) arranges to meet Seo Hyun-joo (Hwang Jung-eum) here, to walk the grounds and visit the library to show her proof of their past lives (in the forms of Kang Jin-ho and Song Min-ju respectively).
This is seen as the exterior of “Yonhui University” –the interior being here— where Yoon Ji-soo (Jeon So-nee) and Han Jae-hyun (Jin-young of GOT7) studies in the 90s in When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020) — as seen in episode 1, when Ji-soo first encounters Jae-hyun at a student protest in April 1993.
Parts of this campus appear as ‘Seuli High School’ in Extraordinary You/Ha-Ru Found by Chance/A Day Found by Chance/Suddenly One Day (어쩌다 발견한 하루) (MBC, 2019) — as seen in episode 2 (full episode 1) and 4 (full episode 2), for instance.
In Abyss (어비스) (tvN, 2019), this is where Ko Se-yeon (Kim Sa-rang) went to university, as seen in a flashback in episode 1.
This university appears as ‘Hanguk University’ where Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) lectures at and holds a professorship in Literature Creation, as seen in episode 1 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019).
Jung Ye-eun (Han Seung-yeon), Yoo Eun-Jae (Ji Woo), Im Sung-min (Son Seung-won) and Yoon Jong-yeol (Shin Hyun-soo) attend this university in Age of Youth 2/Hello, My Twenties! 2 (청춘시대 2) (JTBC, 2017).
Everyone from Reply 1994/Answer Me 1994 (응답하라 1994) (tvN, 2013) studies here as seen in episode 8 and 9 for example.
Kim Hyeon-jun (Lee Byung-hun) and Choi Seung-hee (Kim Tae-hee) meet here for the first time as students in episode 1 of IRIS (아이리스) (KBS2, 2009), and he asks her out for coffee.
Yu Seung-mi (Moon Chae-won) studies here in Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산) (SBS, 2009) and Seon Woo-hwan (Lee Seung-gi) picks her up on his motorbike in episode 4 in front of the 연세대학교 유억겸기념관 building.
Lee Ja-young (Choi Ji-woo), Jung Hyun-woo (Ryu Shi-won) and Lee Shin-hee (Park Sun-young) attend this university in Truth/Honesty (진실) (MBC, 2000)
Movies filmed here
— Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (동주) (2016)
— When Romance Meets Destiny (광식이 동생 광태) (2005)
— The Classic (클래식) (2003)
— Madeleine (마들렌) (2003)
— My Tutor Friend 2 (동갑내기 과외하기 레슨 II) (2003)
— My Sassy Girl (엽기적인 그녀/Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo) (2001).
Yonsei University [연세대학교], established in 1885, is considered the most prestigious South Korean university next to Seoul National University and Korea University. Its Sinchon campus, where all K-Dramas are filmed, is the main campus. Underwood Hall [연세대학교 언더우드관], the main administrative building, is considered a historic landmark and was designated historic site No. 276 in 1981.
Yonsei’s Sinchon campus is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sinchon [Sinchon-dong/신촌동] in the Seodaemun District [Seodaemun-gu/서대문구].
50 Yonsei-ro, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 연세로 50
Geolocation: 37.565994, 126.938605
Geolocation of Shining Inheritance scene: 37.567029, 126.938424
Sinchon Station [신촌역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 2
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019
— Romance Is a Bonus Book, Abyss added by Thom Musni
— When My Love Blooms, Men Are Men added by Mich KDL