An exchange program available to both male and female students, Ewha Womans University was founded in 1866 and is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. Ewha is responsible for many "firsts" in Korean history: the first female doctor, the first female lawyer, and the first female justice on the Constitutional Court, and the first female Prime Minister of Korea are all Ewha graduates. The university is located 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. Seoul has a population of approximately 11 million people. Ewha, with an enrollment of over 24,000, students it is the largest women's university in the world with excellent academic programs and facilities.
In the pursuit of globalization, professionalism and scientific of education, Ewha offers a variety of high-quality courses in a wide various fields including studies on Asia and Korea. Some of the strongest fields at Ewha include international studies, women’s studies, Korean studies, North Korean studies, and Asian studies. The undergraduate college offers programs in economics, television and film, history, psychology, music, dance, art and design, and philosophy.
For a comprehensive list of departments go to Ewha's Liberal Arts website and click on an area of study under the "colleges" heading in the left hand navigation bar. Scroll down the page to find the specific department that you are interested in under the divisions and departments heading. All exchange and visiting students are required to take a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 18 credits per semester.
With 30% of each departments coursework being taught in English, there are many courses available to Willamette students. For coursework being taught in English follow this link to their English coursework listing. Select the academic term, click search, and then select the "undergraduate" option in the drop-down menu. Students may also take Korean Language coursework as a component of their studies at Ewha.
Students will live on campus in the Ewha-Samsung International House. Accommodations are typically a double room shared with another international student. Students eat their meals in one of the cafeterias located on Ewha's campus. Students can find information about housing costs on Ewha's International Programs Page. Scroll down to the section about fees in the middle of the main International Programs page.
Programs are available during the fall semester, spring semester, or as a full year option.
Please see the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix for detailed explanation of the cost of each program.
Freeman-ASIA award: Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Semester awards are up to $5,000 and academic year awards are up to $7,000.
See the OIE scholarship page for other grants and scholarships available for study abroad.
- Ewha Womans University website
- Office of Global Affairs at Ewha
- Information for Exchange Students
- Visa information for students studying at Ewha (do not begin the visa application process before instructed by the OIE)
- General information about fees, housing, and registration information
- CIA Factbook
- Lonely Planet Guide