International Exchanges – Korea: Ewha Womens University

Open to Pitzer students only. Program options subject to change.

Program Title: Pitzer/ISEP Exchange with Ewha Womans University

korea-ewha-womens-universityLocation: Seoul, South Korea

Host Website: ISEP Ewha Womans’ University
Regular University Courses (in Korean) or Regular University Courses (in English)

Eligibility
Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Students must have junior or senior status at the time of participation.

Preparation
At least one Asian area studies course in history, politics, literature, religious studies, or international relations is strongly recommended. Additional recommended preparation: Language, Culture and Society; Intercultural Communications; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Application
The Pitzer College Study Abroad Application and the ISEP Application are both due by the Pitzer application due date. If accepted by Pitzer and ISEP students will then be asked to complete University forms.

Program Dates
Fall Semester: Early September to mid-December
Spring Semester: Early March to mid-June

Required Courses
Participants are expected to take a full course load abroad including a Korean language course and one course with content on Korean history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.

Intensive Language
A Korean language class is required of Pitzer students.

Independent Study
See a Study Abroad Adviser.

Course Options
Some of Ewha’s strongest fields include design technology, information Technology, international studies, Korean studies, North Korean studies,and Asian studies. Many of these courses are offered in English.

Visit the ISEP website shown above and select ‘Website for Course Availability.’

Credit Possible
Students must take the equivalent of a full course load at the university to equal four course credits at Pitzer. Credit amounts vary for each class so students may be enrolled in anywhere from 4 to 6 classes. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)

Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in double-occupancy rooms on campus depending on room availability. Students receive either a cafeteria plan for 19 meals per week or a stipend to purchase meals.

Additional Notes
Chance of placement by ISEP is good.