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Summer: Ewha University
Seoul, South Korea
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. 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 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 which 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.
Arrival: June 24th
Departure: July 23rd
*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
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. 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 on high demand, securing a room should be one of the first steps to take after being accepted in to the Ewha International Summer College.
Program Cost: Summer 2014
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Ewha Summer Expenses Worksheet.
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 Global Reach Scholarship- 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.
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.