Ewha Womans University
Seoul, South Korea
Ewha Womans University is the world’s largest female education institute and is the among the most prestigious universities in South Korea. Ewha offers an international Exchange Program for both male and female students. The name Ewha was bestowed by Emperor Gojong in 1887 to commemorate the beginning of women’s education in Korea. It serves not merely as a name of this time-honored institution but as a symbol of the tradition and spirit of women’s education in Korea. Many of the courses are taught in English, and there are ample opportunities to enjoy traditional and modern Korean culture in the city of Seoul. Ewha Womans College offers over 500 courses taught in English which constitutes around 30% of all courses offered. All classes offered in International Business and Economics along with International Law and Diplomacy are taught in English. Additionally, Ewha offers academic Korean Language classes for academic credit. Ewha bosts producing many women's firsts in Korean history and the university continues to be a leader in achedemia and research. Upon arrival, Ewha’s exchange students are supported by PEACE (Professional Ewhaians At Cultural Exchange) Buddies, who offer personalized support in helping them get acclimated to living in Korea.
Ewha Womans University is situated in the center of Seoul in the exciting Shinchon area, about 10 minutes by subway or bus from downtown Seoul, the capital and heart of the Republic of Korea. The population of international students at Ewha is over 800 (around 450 international exchange/visiting students and 400 international degree seeking students). Students will be immersed into an international environment where they can form bonds with peers from all over the world as well as Korean local students on campus. Ewha Campus Complex (ECC) is Korea’s largest underground campus. The ECC contains a library, bookstore, gym, movie theater, cafés and lecture rooms. The ECC is considered one of the most beautiful campus facilities in the world. The city of Seoul is surrounded by many beautiful mountains that are easily accessed for daily excursions.
How It Works
You will first need to schedule an appointment with ETSU's study abroad coordinator. Once you have completed the ETSU requirements, you will work directly with Ewha. The application deadline for Ewha's fall semester is May 15, and the decision is usually made in June.
Thanks to the exchange program at ETSU, students can attend Ewha Womans University for the same tuition cost of attending ETSU’s main campus.
Exchange students typically stay in the International House (I-House). I-House was built in 2006 and provides furnished single and double rooms. However, other on campus accommodations are offered. On campus housing is recommended as it is typically cheaper than the off campus rates within the city.
Students should plan to fly into Incheon International Airport or Gimpo International Airport and arrange to take either public transportation or a taxi service to the school. More information on traveling to Ewha Woman's University can be found here.
More information can be found on Ewha Womans University website.
– Program Dates
Spring Semester: March 2 - June 17
Fall Semester: Sep 1 - Dec 16