Spend a semester studying in South Korea!
Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take class, live, and socialize with local French and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.
Exchange programs are competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.
Seoul, South Korea
The fifth largest city in the world, the Seoul metropolis has a population of about 11 million and is the center for economy, finance, the arts and culture. Seoul is known to be one of the safest places to travel in with its low crime rate. There is a blend of old and new in Seoul with the modern high-rises and trendy shops mixed in with ancient temples and palaces. Shopping is not a problem with the many department stores and street shops located around the city. People are very sociable and kind to visitors in Seoul. The Han River flows through the center of Seoul. Encircling the city are rocky mountains which makes Seoul blend nature and modernization beautifully. The center of Seoul has a mountain called Namsan, which has a tower on top that enables one to see almost all of the city on a clear day.
Temperatures in Seoul are clearly defined by the four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Autumn is the best time to visit Seoul since the temperatures are mild and the sky is clear. Seoul has four palaces from the Chosun Dynasty. The Chosun Dynasty determined that Seoul was to be the capital of the Korean Peninsula in 1394. It remained the capital of the entire peninsula throughout the Chosun Dynasty up to the Korean War. During the Korean War, Seoul was almost totally destroyed. From 1960-1970, there was a tremendous effort to rebuild the city. Rapid economic growth was evident and by 1988, Seoul was home to the Olympics which brought to the world's attention that it was one of the major cities in Asia.
EWHA Womans University's study abroad opportunities reflect good citizenship, academic excellence, intellectual freedom and global education. Situated in one of the most rapidly developing countries in the world, Korea has become a model for educational expansion, gender quality, family planning and many more key issues. Downtown Seoul is the center of politics, culture, and economy; home to industry giants such as SK, LG, Samsung, and Hyundai, EWAH is ideal for global education.
Ewha offers a coeducational international program and welcomes all students, both male and female, to study for one or two semesters as a non-degree seeking exchange or visiting student. This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled as a full-time student in any accredited institution of higher education. There is no language requirement for applicants, but all applicants are required to have a GPA of over 2.5/4.0.
Exchange students are those nominated by partner institutions which have formal exchange agreements with Ewha. Visiting students are those from any accredited 4-year institution of higher education, coming to study at Ewha on a fee- paying basis. Visiting students are able to apply individually to Ewha through the OGA by submitting the on-line application along with the required documents.