2nd Floor of Union
(440) 826-3021 (fax)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||BW applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2016||11/01/2015 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English, Korean||Minimum GPA:||2.70|
|Housing Options:||On Campus|
History & Description
EWHA was founded with the purpose to help free Korean women from feudalistic oppression and to give them a better life through education. Though EWHA has faced countless national hardships and crisis, both social and political in the past 118 years, Ewha, which began as a missionary school held in a private home, is now the world's largest women's university with 21,000 students and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as e-learning classrooms, a fully functional art hall, cafes, a movie theater, and various shops. Besides its excellent academic system, the campus complex is considered to be one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. The campus was designed by the prominent French architect Dominique Perrault who is also known for designing the Bibliothque nationale de France in Paris.
From modern skyscrapers and neon lights to Buddhist temples, palaces and pagodas, Seoul is a fascinating mix of old and new. It is the center of business, culture, and finance both within South Korea and even on the international level in that Seoul houses the headquarters for some of the world's largest corporations. It also has one of the world's best subway systems.
About The Program
EWHA offers a coeducational international program and welcomes all students, both male and female, to study
for one or two semesters as a non-degree seeking exchange student.
Orientation and Airport Pick-Up
EWHA offers an airport pick-up service and orientation. Details regarding how to make airport pick-up arrangements will be shared by EWHA in your acceptance packet.
As an international student, you will stay in the International House on-campus. You can find out more about the International House by visiting http://engihouse.ewha.ac.kr/
Food & Laundry
As for meals, Ewha does not offer a meal plan, but BW will give you a check prior to your departure from the US in the amount equivalent to Jacket Express for your semester. You can use this money to help cover the cost of your meals both on-campus and around the city.
Laundry facilities are provided, but you will need to pay for this amenity separately.
As you will be living on-campus, transportation will not be necessary to get to your classes. However, the public transportation system in Seoul is excellent. You can easily take a taxi, the subway, or the bus
Banking & Cell Phones
It is recommended that students keep their American bank accounts and simply use the ATM's instead of opening a local bank account. It is imperative, however, to inform your bank of your upcoming time abroad and to learn more about your bank’s policy for making withdrawals in order to best avoid any banking problems. Usually, you should expect a fee for withdrawals (usually about $3 or $4). More information regarding banking will be discussed during the BW Pre-Departure Orientation Session.
As for cell phone use, students recommend buying a cell phone and phone card/s abroad for local and/or for international phone calls.
The International House has a 24 hour computer lab, but if you prefer to use a computer in your personal room, then it is recommended that you bring your own laptop.
All BW students are required to have international health insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance. More information regarding this can be found at www.bw.edu/academics/study-abroad/how/health/.
What Can I Study?
EWHA offers a variety of high-quality courses in various fields including studies on Asia and Korea, and almost all courses are open to exchange students. All exchange students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 18 credits per semester.
As an international student, you can take 100~200 level courses taught in English offered by EWHA including Art & Design, Art History, Asian Studies, Broadcasting/Mass, Business, Communication Studies, Computer, Conservatory (Music), Digital Design, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Human Resource Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Ideology and Culture, International Studies, Korean Studies, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Organizational Leadership, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Religion, Social Welfare, Sociology, Women's Studies, and many more.
In order to receive transfer credit from your classes abroad, you need to receive a "C" grade or better.
Fall Semester: September 1 to Mid-December
Spring Semester: March 2 to Mid-June
Summer Semester 2014 Session I: June 24 to July 23
Summer Semester 2014 Session II: August 6 to August 20
More information regarding the Ewha Summer program can be found here Ewha_ICSC_General_Brochure.pdf and 2014_Ewha_ICSC_BROCHURE_SEND.pdf
Current BW Status
You must be a current BW student and have completed at least one semester of on-campus study at BW before you may submit an application.
Your cumulative grade point average has to be 2.7 or above. If lower than a 2.7, students may appeal with the permission of the Explorations Director.
Student Conduct Record
Serious or multiple violations of college policy may jeopardize your eligibility for Explorations/Study Abroad programs. You will not be eligible if you have been found in violation of any of the following policies within the past 12 months: alcohol, drugs, assault (any type), harassment, stalking, vandalism, theft and more (this list is not all-inclusive). Your student conduct record will be verified with the Residence Life Office during the BW application process.
Your account must be paid in full, or at least, making current payments to the University for the current term.
You must be willing to accept and pay for an international health insurance policy as required by the University.
How Much Does It Cost?
Students who choose to participate in this full semester program can expect to pay charges as a BW residential student--current BW tuition, room and board, for the respective semester. All of your financial aid and scholarships will apply. Students should expect to pay out of pocket for airfare and in-country expenses. These typically run between $2,000 and $4,000. However this will depend on your personal spending habits.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
In addition to federal aid, other forms of financial assistance may be available. Public and private organizations, businesses, and churches often award grants, loans, and fellowships to students traveling abroad. Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of personal attributes (ethnic or religious background, parents' field of employment). For more information about available scholarships/funding, please visit the following link: http://www.bw.edu/academics/study-abroad/how/costs/.