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Ewha Womans University in Korea

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Ewha Womans University

A private university, Ewha Womans University was founded in 1886 and became a university in 1946. It is the largest women’s university in the world, with 11 colleges and over 25,000 students. Designed by the prominent French architect Dominique Perrault, who built Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, Ewha is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful campus facilities in the world.

 

Program dates

  • Fall Semester: early September through mid-December
  • Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
  • Academic Year: early September through mid-June

Academics

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Course Offerings

A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines.

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian studies
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering (computer, electronic, chemical)
  • English Literature
  • Health
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Korean Language
  • Korean Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science (biology, physics, chemistry)
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Students proficient in Korean may take courses in other Ewha departments.

To access the course listing, click the link above. On the arrival page, click the link icon for English-Taught Courses(Undergraduate). Choose the appropriate year and semester, understanding that 1st Semester refers to Spring and 2nd Semester refers to Fall. From there, you may narrow down your search by choosing from a particular school or college, department, or keyword. Once you have completed your selections, click the Search button at the top of the page. The course list should load after a few seconds. To access syllabi, click the floppy disk icon under Syllabus and File; the syllabus should automatically download to your computer.

Course Approvals

Prior to departure, students must complete the Course Approval process. Part of this process will require students to speak with the appropriate faculty members to evaluate courses and assign a corresponding Temple requirement. Courses that are taken abroad may have a direct Temple course equivalent, may fulfill an upper level elective or a lower level elective, general education requirement etc. Faculty will approve and assign corresponding Temple courses or requirement, but do not indicate the number of Temple credits that will be received for each course taken abroad. Students are advised to seek pre-approval for about twice as many courses as they can take, in the event that they need to change their schedules upon arrival. 

Upon arrival, if students find that they must make a last-minute course change and enroll in a course that has not been pre-approved, students should e-mail the details of any new courses to the appropriate departments for evaluation. However, due to the time it takes to have a course approved from overseas, in some cases final determination on course approval may not be made until students return. It is therefore always advised to include any and all courses that a student might take abroad on their External Program approval form.

Transfer of Credits

After Temple receives an official transcript from Ewha, approved courses that have been passed with a grade equivalent to a C or better will be accepted by Temple and appear on students' transcripts as transfer credit. The number of credits received for each course will be evaluated at this time. Ewha Womans University classes typically transfer on a 1:1 ratio with Temple (e.g. 3 Ewha credits equals 3 Temple credits). Temple GPAs will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange.

Grading Scale

EWHA Grade  Temple Equivalent
A+ A
A A
A- A-
B+ B+
B B
B- B-
C+ C+
C C
C- C-
D D
F F

Language of instruction

  • English
  • Korean

School location

Ewha Womans University is situated in the exciting Shinchon area of Seoul, about 10 minutes by subway or bus from downtown Seoul. Ewha is located in a student-orientated area of the city with Yonsei, Sogang, Hongik, and Kyunggi Universities located nearby. The area near the front gate of Ewha contains one of the most densely-concentrated shopping districts in Korea, where students can check out the latest local fashions and Korean curios at wallet-friendly prices.

Facilities

  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
  • Student Union Gym and Sports facilities
  • Library
  • Reading Rooms
  • Napping Rooms
  • Performing Arts Theater
  • Kyobo Bookstore
  • Shinhan Bank
  • Post Office
  • Shops
  • Cafes
  • Movie Theater
  • Art Gallery
  • Administrative offices

Ewha Campus Map

Accommodations

Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.

Students who decide to live in university-arranged housing can choose to live in the I-House dormitories. The I-House comes equipped with a fitness room, computer rooms, laundry rooms and kitchenettes on each floor. Other amenities include a convenience store, a guest lounge, parcel lockers, common kitchen, study room, prayer room, and meditation room.

Building A & B
Exchange students are assigned to single or double rooms depending on their selection in the application. All rooms include central air and heating and include the following:

  • Bed, desk, closet, bookshelf, refrigerator
  • Internet access
  • Bathrooms in each room
  • Floor heating system, balcony

Building C, D & E
Exchange students are assigned to single or double rooms depending on their selection in the application. All rooms include central air and heating and include the following:

  • Bed, desk, closet, bookshelf, refrigerator
  • Internet access
  • Bathrooms in each room in Building D and single rooms in Building C; Shared bathrooms in double rooms in Building C and single rooms in Building E

To view photos of the I-House rooms and amenities, visit the Ewha Residence website and click on the "Facilities" tab. Residents of I-House do not have a curfew.

Program costs

Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple.

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester

Students applying for a Korean exchange should apply only to their first choice university. In the event that you are not selected for your first choice, you will be contacted about deferring to your second choice university. You do not need to complete two applications.