Ewha Womans University
Graduate School of International Studies
Ewha Womans University, Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea is the top-rated university in the country for international studies and is open to both men and women via the exchange program. Elliott School students can study trade negotiations, international business, development cooperation, and diplomacy and security.
Curriculum: The Korean Ministry of Educations ranks Ewha's Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) as the premier international relations school in Korea. GSIS offers a full range of courses in international affairs, with concentrations in trade negotiations, international business, development cooperation, and diplomacy and security. GSIS also has professional training courses for credit, such as the Workshop on International Negotiations designed by the Conflict Management Group. A description of the curriculum is found at http://gsis.ewha.ac.kr/.
Enrollment and Transfer of Credits:
All exchange students from the Elliott School are required to be enrolled at Ewha GSIS as full-time students, for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credits. Students may earn up to 10 transfer credits from the partner into the Elliott School M.A. programs. Students must earn the equivalent of a B grade or higher in a given course to be eligible for transfer credit.
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Grade B at Ewha = Grade B at GW
3 credits at Ewha = 3 credits at GW
Fall semester: September to December.
Spring semester: early March to mid-June.
Courses are held during the day.
Language of Instruction: All courses at GSIS are taught in English. Intensive Korean classes are also available (n.b. Elliott School graduate students cannot earn transfer credit for language courses). Within the GSIS community, students speak English very well and most students at Ewha study English at some level. The Elliott School recommends that students who go to Ewha plan to take at least introductory Korean to help them adjust to life in Seoul.
Internships: The Elliott School encourages its students to have professional development experiences abroad. The Graduate Student Career Development office offers International Internship Grants each semester to support students in low-paid or unpaid internships abroad. More information on this grant is available from GSCD or its Elliott School Career Connection database. ESCC also includes Outreach Reports that outline specific internship opportunities in targeted regions; these reports are located in the Document Library.
Some students find that it is challenging to balance the academic demands of the exchange program with the responsibilities of an internship. Students should carefully consider how to best manage these interests. Exchange partners do not generally have internship resources for visiting students.
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Housing: Students may arrange housing on-campus at Ewha at the Ewha-Samsung International House dormitory. Both foreign students typically stay in Ewha's International Dorm, which is at the very top of campus with a lovely view of Seoul. The dormitory has both traditional Korean style rooms (with a futon on the floor) and Western rooms (with a bed). Some of the rooms have a bathroom inside. The dormitory is secure and only residents and students in the company of residents are allowed inside. The dormitory has a student curfew of 11 p.m. every night. The international dorm is the only hall open to male students.
Tuition and fees: Elliott School graduate tuition and fees are payable directly to GW, and are based upon full-time enrollment for the equivalent of 9 or 10 GW credit hours.
Location: Ewha Womans University is located west of the city center of Seoul, in the Shin Chon area where other prestigious private universities such as Yonsei and Sogang are located. The gated campus is large and scenic with lots of hills. The area around Ewha has many American fast food restaurants (such as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts) and there is a subway station a short walk from the main gate (Green Line – Ewha Womans University stop)
Travel Information: Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate student visas for study at Ewha; guidance will be provided by the host institution. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs compiles information on travel abroad, public announcements, and warnings. Please review the information about South Korea and for any worldwide travel announcements.
All GW students who travel abroad for academic purposes are required to comply with the GW International Travel Approval Policy. Guidance on this policy will be provided to all exchange students by the Elliott School International Programs & Education office.
To Apply: Applications for exchange programs are submitted on-line. The on-line application and any hard copy supplementary materials are due by March 15 for fall enrollment abroad and October 15 for spring enrollment abroad. Once the application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Elliott School, the application will be forwarded to the exchange partner for a final decision.
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Both applications and all supplementary materials are due to the Elliott School by March 15 for fall enrollment abroad and October 15 for spring enrollment abroad. Once the application has been reviewed and endorsed by the Elliott School review committee, the Elliott School will forward the application materials to the partner for final decision.
Ehwa Womans University
Ewha Graduate School of International Studies
For questions on academic matters please contact the Office of Students and Academic Affairs, Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University, Daehyun-dong 11-1 Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea, Tel: +82 2 3277 3652 Fax: +82 2 365 0942, Email: email@example.com.
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