Ewha Womans University
Why study abroad at Ewha Womans University?
Ewha Womans University today is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. Ewha was established in 1866 as the first-ever educational institution for Korean women. Over the last 125 years, Ewha has pioneered education in Korea. It has made remarkable development weathering through various hardships to become the Ewha today, the largest women’s university in the world. Ewha’s excellent academic programs, distinguished faculty and a bold vision have fostered numerous women leaders and significantly contributed to the development of the Korean society. Ewha Womans University is the alma mater of the most prominent, influential and historic role models in Korea. Ewha was ranked the No. 1 university in Korea in the years 1995 and 2005 according to the first and second rounds of university rankings released by Korean Council for University Education and Top University by NCSI (National Consumer Satisfaction Index). Ewha is committed to specializing and carrying out world-class research in Korean culture, languages, life sciences, information and communication, art and design, international relations and area studies. Total enrollment: over 24,000 students.
Known as Korea's capital city and political, cultural and economic center, Seoul is a vibrant city with a population of approximately 11 million people. Seoul is home to approximately 11 million people and continues to grow as a thriving metropolis. While the pace of life seems frantic and busy, those who live in Seoul make time for the daily tea ceremony. The city is surrounded by tall modern buildings, ancient temples, and crowded markets. Seoul is also known as one of the most wired cities in the world, leading the way in global technology. Seoul is encircled by rocky mountains and is cut through its center by the Han River. Highlights of the city include Namsan Park, the National Center for Korean Performing Arts, the National Museum and the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul has low crime rates and is known to be one of the safest places to travel to.
Academic Program & Course Information
Ewha offers various courses in English, all taught by professors who are graduates of prestigious universities around the world. Classes are held in classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
Programs for International Students
- 11 undergraduate schools, 65 majors
- Around 500 international students study here each year (2011)
Support for International Students includes a vibrant and welcoming research and student environment with frequent international seminars, workshops and conferences. Ewha's Global Service Center addresses all administrative needs for international students. Ewha offers a Peace Buddies Program to help international students integrate at Ewha and Korea.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous Study Abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “View Sample” under Pre-Approved Courses at the top of this brochure page. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for the Ewha Womans University here. Students are encouraged to propose additional or revised equivalencies during the application process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from the Ewha Womans University will transfer as follows:
|Credit at Ewha Womans University
||Credits at Chapman University
Courses are graded according to the US grading scale.
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships and courses that are only offered 'Pass/Fail'. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Early March – Late June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Ewha website
Korean Language Course
Ewha offers an Academic Korean Program for international exchanges students free of charge. This program is open to undergraduate students and will help them learn more about the language as well as carry out diverse activities for their academic studies. Students interested in taking the course will be required to take the Korean Language Placement Test prior to the beginning of each semester.
Students may apply for on-campus formitory housing at the Ewha-Samsung International House. Please refere to the housing website for more details: http://engihouse.ewha.ac.kr/
The Ewha-Samsung International House includes your own wireless high speed broadband Internet access, a comfy chair and desk, a TV, a refrigerator, central ac/ heating system, and a private bathroom and balcony in a dorm equipped with a fitness center, a kitchenette and an elevator. The I-House provides opportunities to share cultural diversity among residents with various backgrounds.
Student Life & Extra-Curricular Activities
Ewha arranges spectacular activities for students worldwide to experience Seoul and Korea up close and personal. Yo will not only interact with peers from all over the world, but also with the twenty thousand brilliant Korean fellow students.
Although traditionally a women's university, Ewha Womans University is open to male and female international students. About 30% of all international students are male.