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Central Washington University
Office of International Studies and Programs
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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408

Ewha Womans University

Ewha Womans University

Seoul, South Korea

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Its name translating to “Pear Blossoms” and bestowed by Emperor Gojong, Ewha Womans University traces its beginnings to a mission school for founded by an American missionary in 1886 and is one of South Korea’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. With more than 19,000 students, Ewha is one of the world’s largest female educational institutions; nonetheless, the international student program is co-educational and open to male students. Every year, the university hosts approximately 1,600 international students from 74 countries. Given the campus’ location in the Sinchon district, the Seoul city center is easily and quickly accessible.

Located on the Han River, Seoul is South Korea’s capital and largest city. Indeed, the Seoul Capital Area, which includes Incheon and Gyeonggi, is the second-largest metropolis in world after Tokyo. Settlement in the area dates as far back as 4000 BCE, though the city itself traces its origins to 18 BCE. In the 20th century, the fate of Seoul was a microcosm of that of the Korean Peninsula, enduring occupation by Japan and being controlled at different times by both sides in the Korean War. Since the armistice, Seoul and South Korea have grown into economic and technological powerhouses. The city hosts the corporate headquarters of such companies as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG and hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics and several matches during the 2002 World Cup.

Terms Available

  • CWU Fall Quarter/Ewha Fall Semester: August–December
  • CWU Winter + Spring Quarters/Ewha Spring Semester: February–June
  • Academic Year
  • Calendar Year

Program Type

  • Exchange

Languages of Instruction

  • English
  • Korean

Available Fields of Study

  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising
  • Art & Art History
  • Asian/Pacific Studies
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language & Literature
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • French Language & Literature
  • German Language & Literature
  • Health Science
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Korean Language & Culture
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • North Korean Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Welfare
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Exchange students may take courses in undergraduate level, as well as courses offered by the Graduate School and Graduate School of International Studies.

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