Ewha Womans University

campus building with trees

Founded in 1886, Ewha Womans University started out as a missionary boarding school, and is now one of the most respected universities in Korea. 

Ewha Womans University is home to over 17,000 students, houses 14 colleges offering 62 major areas of study, nine graduate schools, and 30 research institutes. In 1995, Ewha was ranked as the top university in the nation by the Korean Council for University Education.  The international program offered by Ewha provides the opportunity for students to study a wide range of subjects including the Korean language.  No prior knowledge of Korean is required. Students at Ewha are predominantly female, but male students are accepted and many foreign exchange students are men. Ewha is located in the Shinchon district of Seoul, a 15-minute subway ride from downtown.  Seoul. the capital of South Korea, has a population of over 10 million and offers museums, shrines, shopping districts, and gardens.  As the host of the 1988 Olympics and the 2002 World Cup, Seoul also has world-class sports facilities.


At a Glance

Location: Seoul, Korea
Program Type: Exchange
Terms: Fall/Spring semester or Full Year
Language of Instruction: Korean & English
Pre-Requisites: 2.5 GPA
Approximate Dates: 9/1-mid Dec.; 3/2-mid June
Housing Options: Dormitory
Full Load: 3-6 courses per semester
URL: http://www.ewha.ac.kr/mbs/ewhaen/subview.jsp?id=ewhaen_030501000000
Fields of Study: Art History, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Cinema/Media Studies, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Korean, Literature, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Womens' Studies
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Office of International Study

Schneider Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Jennifer Thomas-Starck, Director

Mireille McLaughlin, Assistant Director



Schneider Center Rooms 216 & 217
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
See Calendar for Drop-In Schedule

E-mail: ois@wellesley.edu
Tel: 781.283.2320
Fax: 781.283.3618
Skype: oiswellesley

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