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LIVING IN KOREA
In addition to a mandatory pre-departure orientation provided by OUS, Ewha provides an on-site orientation to students upon their arrival. Both orientations are intended to provide a range of practical, logistical and academic information. However, one of the joys of studying in another country is working with the unexpected, and no orientation or printed material can prepare a student for every occurrence or situation they will encounter while abroad.
Ewha has an active “buddy program” that pairs international students with Korean students so that both benefit and learn from the experiences of the other. Many OUS students report that their “buddy” was a great resource for showing them around the area and explaining how to get things done. In some cases, these friendships develop to the point where students travel together or may go visit family outside of Seoul.
In addition, Ewha features a broad range of student clubs including:
- Ewha Korean Language Education Society
- International Student Fellowship
- Theater Club
- Ewha Chorus
- Community service clubs
- More than 50 other clubs covering everything from traditional Korean music to bird watching!
A comprehensive university, Ewha has a full range of academic and co-curricular services and amenities, including several libraries, an indoor swimming pool, fitness rooms (including rooms for yoga, dance, etc.), tennis and squash courts, fitness rooms, and student lounges.
Ewha is located in Seodaemun-gu, in northwestern Seoul. The area includes both residential and historical features and is home to eight different universities and a number of temples.
Ewha has its own stop on the Seoul subway system, so is convenient to the rest of the Seoul metro area. Students typically purchase a subway card for use on the city subway and bus as well as local service to Gyeonggi and Incheon.
Ewha is also a ten minute walk from the ShinChon-youk railway station. From there trains are available to Kyonggi Province or to the other local train stations where one can transfer to lines servicing other destinations.
Ewha’s International House was recently built to accommodate international students. The dormitory offers both single and double rooms. All rooms have central heating and air conditioners and are equipped with phones and LAN ports for internet access.
The International House provides a number of facilities and services for students’ convenience, including: a computer lab, exercise room, convenience store, and kitchenette.
Ewha’s Office of Global Affairs provides orientation and ongoing support for international students. Ewha also has a counseling center and can arrange an English-speaking counselor to help assist you with any concerns.
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