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Ewha Womans University

Program Terms:

Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


Founded in 1886, Ewha Womans University is Korea’s very first institution of higher learning for women. As a comprehensive research university, Ewha has 13 colleges and 15 graduate schools. The university’s many internationally recognized research institutes encompass multiple areas of strength – law, humanities, and education – as well as new areas of excellence – science, technology, engineering, women’s studies, international studies, and Korean studies. Ewha offers a co-educational international program and welcomes all students, both male and female, to study in non-degree seeking exchange or visiting (study abroad) roles.

Ewha is located at the center of Seoul, and students can gain firsthand experience of the capital city. The population of international students at Ewha includes over 800 students (around 450 international exchange/visiting students and 400 international degree seeking students). Students will be immersed in an international environment where they can form close bonds with peers from all over the world, as well as Korean local students on campus.

The OIA offers a PEACE “buddy” program to help exchange students’ initial contact with Korean students and their adjustment to new environments. By interacting with the buddies, students will be able to expand their social network in Korea to other areas beyond the school and fully take advantage of what Ewha and Korea can offer. (Source: Ewha Womans University International Exchange Study Abroad Program Brochure, 2017)

Academic Details:

About 500 courses are taught in English every semester. As a comprehensive university, Ewha offers Exchange & Study Abroad Program students courses in various disciplines from undergraduate, the Graduate School, and Graduate School of International Studies. There are also two types of Korean language courses available for international students: Academic or Practical Korean. (Source: Ewha Womans University Website)

Housing Details:

The International House will provide students an opportunity to experience various cultures with students from diverse backgrounds. The on-campus housing includes the following facilities and services: a Common Room, built-in or common bathroom, small refrigerator, desk, closet, bed, kitchenette, gym, computer lab, and a laundry room. Also included are an ironing room, a reading room, and a seminar room, as well as a convenience store. Wireless Internet is found throughout the building. (Source: Ewha Womans University International Exchange Study Abroad Program Brochure, 2017)

As for off campus housing, there are many fully furnished one-rooms and boarding houses available for college students in nearby areas. Boarding houses (Ha-suk in Korean) are single or double rooms, usually without furniture except desks and beds;. Meals are served twice a day. Bathrooms are for common use, and refrigerators and hot/cold water dispensers are mostly available. Prices vary from 350,000 to 600,000 KRW per month. (Source: Ewha Womans University Website)


  • Sophomore standing
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

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