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Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
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. 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.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the Ewha University Course 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.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Mid-February – Late June
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.
Accommodations 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.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis. For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- 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.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.