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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Ewha University (South Korea)

Seoul, South Korea

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 01, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Korean
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
2.75 | 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

Ewha Women’s University, in central Seoul, is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.

Ewha was established in 1886 as the first all-female university in Korea. As a student at Ewha, you’ll enroll in the International Exchange and Study Abroad Program—while the university is all-female, the program is fully co-ed. Your classes will be in English but, if your Korean language skills are up to par, you may be able to take classes in other departments. In addition to Korea language classes, Ewha offers over 100 courses taught in Art & Design, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Geography, Ideology and Culture, International Studies, Korean Studies, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Welfare, Sociology, Women's Studies, and more.

Program Location

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Streetscape in Seoul South Korea

South Korea

Seoul

Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, is among the world’s largest cities, with a population of more than 10 million. The city is said to be built on eight mountains—four inner mountains that surround the old city, and four outer—so expect some steep slopes and spectacular views. Seoul’s visitor highlights include the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), the National Museum (of archeology, history, and art), the National Center for Korean Performing Arts, where you can attend regular performances, and Namsan Park. The city also has a vibrant nightlife with a variety of clubs, bars, cafés, and restaurants.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Ewha Course Catalog web page.  

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study.  At Ewha the Fall semester is actually Semester II and the Spring semester is Semester I.

If you choose to take a Korean Language Class, you will be placed in one of four levels of Korean, based on your proficiency.  You will take a placement exam when you arrive that concentrates on writing, listening, and a personal interview. If you already speak Korean fluently, you may take almost any class offered at Ewha Womans University.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to Ewha Womans University and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. Most classes at Ewha are worth 3 credits. The credit translation system between Ewha Womans University and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at Ewha University will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the Ewha web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Fall Semester

Early September

Late December

Spring Semester

Mid-February

Late June

Housing and Meals

 

Most international students are placed in on-campus housing at the Ewha-Samsung International House. The house offers both single and double rooms.  You can easily access the snack bar, gym, computer room, study rooms and kitchenettes when needed. Central heating and air-conditioning, as well as internet access are offered in each room. Bed linens, pillows and a blanket will be provided, but you should bring your own bath towels. Meal plans are not included. 

Housing placements are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are done completely at the discretion of Ewha University. On occasion, students are sometimes placed in other on-campus dormitories. For more about housing options, please visit the Ewha web page.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Housing $1,600
Meals $2,000
Ewha Campus Health Services Fee $42
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $90
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,250
Total $8,132.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per semester $9,635 $12,835
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Housing $3,200
Meals $4,000
Ewha Campus Health Services Fee $42
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $90
Books and Classroom Materials $600
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $4,500
Total $14,432.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Housing $1,600
Meals $2,000
Ewha Campus Health Services Fee $42
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $90
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,250
Total $8,132.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlights

Bielka Gonzalez

"Studying abroad was one of the best experiences of my life. Venturing off to another country with new-found independence and being confident enough to [step] out of my comfort zone is one of my favorite parts about traveling to a new country. As cliché as it sounds, I feel like I found a brand new side of me. This would not have been possible if it weren’t for me building up the courage to study abroad. Studying abroad is more than just discovering a new country. It’s more about immersing yourself in a completely new environment and becoming a part of that community. Growing up in America, I have always found myself conversing within diverse communities. After going to South Korea, I was given the chance to delve into a community that valued family and steered clear from the purely individualistic tendencies of American culture. I have experienced moments where Koreans offered to share their last bit of food with me, [without considering] saving it for themselves. This opened my eye to the generosity [being a big part of] Korean culture."