Summer: Ewha University Direct Enroll (South Korea)

Seoul, South Korea

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 1 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 28, 2022
Mar 01, 2022
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Sophomore


Program Advisor

The Program

Immerse yourself in Korean culture, language, and the vast mountain landscapes at one of the most prestigious universities in the country

Ewha was established in 1886 as the first all-female university in Korea. Established by missionary American Mary F. Scranton, 2019 marked the 133 anniversary of the first modern educational institute for Korean women. While the university is all female, the summer program is fully co-ed. The Ewha International Summer College is a 4-week program focusing on Korean culture, Korean languages, East Asian & Korean studies, law, politics & culture, fine arts & design, and economics & business.

Program Locations

At the foreground is an ancient wall curling through the city center, which has many skyscrapers. In front of a mountain is a structure towering over the city, completely lit up

South Korea


Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, is among the world’s largest cities and the largest in South Korea, 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.  The city also has a vibrant nightlife with a variety of clubs, bars, cafés, and restaurants. Seoul may be large and the pace of life often frantic, but that doesn’t mean there’s no chance to relax—nothing gets in the way of the daily tea ceremony. There are also many amazing sites to visit, from Gyeongbokgung Palace, Namsan Mountain, Seoul Tower, Han River, Myeongdong Market for shopping, and much more. 


In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Ewha International Summer College website. 

Summer Session I is a four-week program.  You will take two classes for a total of six credits.  You will have the option of taking Korean language classes as well as classes in English and in Korean.  When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses in the correct summer session. The Rutgers Study Abroad office offers credit only for Session I.

The credit translation system between Ewha Women’s 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.  Students will earn 6 credits for the Ewha Summer Session I program. 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.

Every weekend, program coordinators will accompany you on numerous exciting hands-on field trips to places that offer opportunities to best experience the tradition and culture of contemporary Seoul. Highlights include a Korean folk village, a demilitarized zone, the House of Sharing, a B-boy Performance and Everland, the largest theme park in Korea, as well as a lesson in Korean cooking.

Academic Calendar

*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.

Summer I

late June

late July

Housing and Meals

You will live in the Ewha-Samsung International House (I-House) or the Graduate Student Dormitory (GSD).  Most international students are placed in on-campus housing at the Ewha-Samsung International House. The house offers both single and double rooms (pricing varies and is paid directly to Ewha).  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. 

Since the I-House and GSD are always in high demand, securing a room should be one of the first steps to take after being accepted into the Ewha International Summer College.

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 $2,835 $3,425
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition (for 2 courses)  
•    Ewha Application Fee
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    Emergency Medical Access Abroad

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 $1,300
Meals $400
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $40
Personal Expenses $300
Housing (double accommodation) $540
Total $2,680.00
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, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, 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.


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.

Students whose mother, grandmother, sister or aunt is a graduate of Ewha are eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the Ewha scholarships webpage.

Student Spotlight

Summer 2018

"Describing what this summer in Korea means to me is way harder than any challenge I faced in this whole process of taking the plunge and finally traveling to Seoul. The idea of exploring the country that my grandmother left behind still excited me for months before leaving. To be perfectly honest, it kind of scared me too. What if I didn’t have a great time? What if all my expectations were going to sabotage me? Of course, I quickly discovered that I had been scared of nothing."