WWU Exchange in South Korea:
Seoul Women's University
Seoul Women's University(SWU) was established in a turbulent time in Korean history, when the nation called for leaders with strong morality and knowledge to build a democratic republic. Since its establishment, Seoul Women's University has provided a limited number of students with a unique set of higher education courses to raise well-rounded intellectuals in specific fields. Most undergraduate courses are taught in Korean. Exchange tudents may take courses from the College of Social Science, College of Natural Sciences, College of College of Information & Media, and the College of Fine Arts.
Seoul Women’s University is located in the city of Seoul. Seoul is the capital of the Republic of Korea and the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people. It is home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents. The Seoul metropolitan area contains four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
Seoul has the world's highest fiber-optic broadband penetration, resulting in the world's fastest internet connections. It has the world’s largest subway network by length. The Incheon International Airport has been rated the world’s best airport seven years in a row.
Academic Program and Courses
The academic year at Seoul Women's University begins early April and ends in late January of the following year. The academic year consists of two regular semesters:
- Fall semester: late September to late January
- Spring semester: early April to late July
The Korean Language Program provides foreigners and overseas ethnic Koreans with knowledge of the Korean language and culture. All classes focus on the individual students, and are well-organized to combine the four components of language – speaking, listening, reading, writing – while still seeking to improve each area independently. Furthermore, SWU provides opportunities for a variety of cultural experiences, a Korean student mentor, and also a language exchange program to directly interact with Korean students for a more in-depth and real understanding of Korea. Most undergraduate courses are taught in Korean. Students with sufficient proficiency in Korean may take courses from the College of Social Science, College of Natural Sciences, College of College of Information & Media, and the College of Fine Arts.
Also available is the Bahrom International Program, ur-week summer program that guides students to experience various aspects of Korean culture: history, contemporary issues, religion and thought, architecture, food, film, politics, economics, music, and more. All participants are matched with a Korean partner. The language of instruction is English.
Dormitory housing available.
Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees. All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student. Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.
There are two applications for exchange students to complete. The first application is the International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) application. After students are selected for nomination, they must complete the SWU application.
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