43 Years of Academic Excellence:
Ewha International Co-Ed Summer College (Ewha ICSC), 1971-2013

Concentration on
East Asian Studies / Korean Studies / Women’s Studies / Music & Arts

The Ewha International Co-ed Summer College is Korea’s oldest international Co-ed summer program. Now in its 43rd year, Ewha ICSC brings together an incredibly diverse group of students to experience the best of Korea through academic study and cultural immersion. With unrivaled academic excellence and an international student body, Ewha is the place to experience authentic Korean university life.

Well-known for its strong academic programs, Ewha ICSC offers courses providing core knowledge in Korean Studies, Women’s Studies, International Studies, Fine Arts, Business and Economics, Humanities, and more. Courses are taught by leading faculty from Ewha and top universities abroad, and during the program students participate in a variety of hands-on field trips that complement their learning, all while experiencing the exciting student life on campus and in Shinchon, Korea’s most vibrant student neighborhood.


Current undergraduate and graduate students.
Students who will begin undergraduate studies in fall 2013 are also eligible to apply.

Session I: June 25 (Tuesday) – July 24 (Wednesday), 2013

Duration June 25 (Tuesday) - July 24 (Wednesday), 2013 (4weeks)
Important Dates

Application Deadline (course registration included): May 15 (Wednesday)

Fee Payment Deadline: May 15 (Wednesday)

Early Bird’ Registration Privilege Deadline: March 27 (Wednesday)

Official Dorm Check-In Date: June 24 (Monday)

Welcoming Ceremony & Orientation: June 25 (Tuesday)

Course Commencement: June 26 (Wednesday)

Farewell Ceremony: July 24 (Wednesday)

Official Dorm Check-Out Date: July 25 (Thursday)

Courses & Credits

Session I is a month-long program designed for globally-minded students who desire to pursue both academic and cultural endeavors.
Students choose 2 courses from the 3 categories below to earn 6 credits.(Each course is 3 credits and students must take 2 courses to be enrolled full-time.)

Category I : Academic Courses Taught in English

Around 30 courses on Korean Studies, East Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, Music, Art & Design, North Korean Studies & other disciplines.

Category Course
Korean Studies

Popular Culture and Life in Contemporary Korea

Introduction to Korean Media and Culture

Contemporary Korean Cinema

Korean Waves in a Global Context

The Writing of Place: the Life and Culture of Korea

Contemporary Architecture in Seoul

Korean Art History

Pre-Modern History of Korea

Modern Korean History

Women’s Studies

Gender Relations in Korea

Lives and History of Ordinary Culture of Korean Women

Same-sex Desire in East Asian Literatures

Music, Art & Design

Korean Ceramics (Studio-type)

Traditional Korean Music (Studio-type)

Traditional Korean Painting (Studio-type)

East Asian Studies

East Asian History and Civilization

East Asian Economies

East Asian Cinema

Politics in Korea and East Asia

War Civilization and East Asia in Cinemas

North Korean Studies

International Relations of North Korea with East Asian Countries

Everyday Life in North Korea

Social Sciences

Introduction to Advertising

Introduction to Psychology

Elections and Party Politics

International Advertising

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Business & Economy

Principles of Accounting Information



Session I

- Category I: Academic Courses Taught in English Around 30 courses on Korean Studies, East Asian Studies, Women’s Studies, Music, Art & Design, North Korean Studies & other disciplines

Category II: : Four levels of Korean Language Courses from Basic to High Advanced Students are required to take the Korean Language Level Test for placement in the appropriate class.

Category III: : Academic Courses Taught in Korean Around 200 courses on Humanities, Arts & Sciences, Sociology, Foreign Languages, Architecture, Engineering, Arts & Design, Business, International Studies, Law, Natural Sciences, and more.

Field Trips

During the program students take exciting hands-on field trips in and out of Seoul that allow them glimpses into the tradition and everyday life of Korea.(Free of charge for fee-paying students)
Ex. Korean Folk Village / ‘DMZ’ Tour / Everland / B-boy Performance / Kimchi World
the House of Sharing (Shelter for Former War Sex Slaves) /

Session II: August 7 (Wednesday) – August 21 (Wednesday), 2013

Duration August 7 (Wednesday) - August 21 (Wednesday), 2013 (2weeks)
Important Dates

Application Deadline (course registration included): July 3 (Wednesday)

Fee Payment Deadline: July 3 (Wednesday)

'Early Bird’ Registration Privilege Deadline: May 22 (Wednesday)

Welcoming Ceremony & Orientation: August 7 (Wednesday)

Course Commencement: August 8 (Thursday)

Special Cultural Excursion Trip: August 9 (Friday) – 10 (Saturday)

Farewell Ceremony: August 21 (Wednesday)

Official Dorm Check-Out Date: August 22 (Thursday)

Courses & Credits

2013 Introductory Korean Studies” is a two-week program designed to provide students with an enriching opportunity to learn about and experience Korean culture, language, and history. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn 3 academic credits.

Korean Language Courses Level 1 (Basic) / Level 2 (Intermediate) / Level 3 (Advanced)
Special Lectures  Korean Architecture / Korean Cinema / Korean Economy: Chaebol /
Korean History / Korean Pop Culture
 Korean Food (Studio-Type) / Traditional Korean Music (Studio-Type) /
Traditional Korean Art (Studio-Type)

Field Trips & Cultural Excursions

Students in Session II participate in a pre-determined academic program and engage in hands-on learning through field trips and cultural excursions to places rich in traditional and contemporary Korean culture.
Ex. National Museum of Korea / Korean Cinema / Korean Theater / The Story of King Sejong / Gyeongbok Palace / 2 days & 1 night trip to ‘Andong’ city

Half-Day Field Trips National Museum of Korea / Korean Cinema / Korean Theater /
The Story of King Sejong / Gyeongbok Palace
Special Cultural Excursion Trip An overnight trip to Hahoe Folk Village in Andong City.
Staying in a traditional Korean-style home /
Watching a traditional mask dance /
Attending a traditional music performance /
Tasting traditional Andong cuisine


The International House (I-House) and Graduate Student Dormitory (GSD) are on-campus housing facilities located very close to the Ewha ICSC office in the Ewha Campus Complex (ECC). These state-of-the-art housing facilities for foreign students offer double and single rooms on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. The dormitories are co-ed, with each floor assigned to a single sex.

Due to high demand, students are recommended to apply for housing at the same time they apply for admission to the 2013 Ewha International Co-ed Summer College.

Official Check-In & Check-Out Dates

Session I
Session II
Check-In June 24 (Monday) August 6 (Tuesday)
Check-Out July 25 (Thursday) August 22 (Thursday)

※ Note:

1. Single or double rooms are available on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis according to date of completion of application submission and mandatory fee payment.

2. Students who wish to extend their dorm stay should contact Ewha’s Housing Coordinator at


The Ewha ICSC welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who wish to discover Korea through intensive academic studies and diverse cross-cultural experiences. The programs are open to international undergraduate and graduate students as well as Ewha students. 

Online application at  

- Face Picture (3 cm X 4 cm) in jpg File Format - Scanned Copy of College or University Enrollment or Transcript* - Scanned Copy of Passport Bio-Page - Scanned Copy of Overseas Traveler’s Health Insurance
Procedure 1. Create an account at the online application site at 2. Submit application and upload all documents and materials required for the application.
* No paper applications will be accepted.
3. Wire transfer the Application Fee and receive Admission Letter via email.
4. Wire transfer the Tuition Fee.
5. Fill out the ‘Pre-departure Checklist’ online.
6. Come to Ewha!
Deadline Session I: May 15 (Wednesday)
Session II : July 3 (Wednesday)


All fees must be paid in Korean won. Students transferring foreign currencies should take into account the exchange rate of the day, including bank commission. 

Session I

# Mandatory Fees Optional Fees (Housing)
Detail Application Fee
Tuition Fee I-House/GSD
Single Double
(Korean Won)
100,000 2,750,000 776,000 556,000
Deadline May 15 (Wednesday) June 28(Friday)

Session II

# Mandatory Fees Optional Fees (Housing)
Detail Application Fee
Tuition Fee I-House/GSD
Single Double
(Korean Won)
100,000 1,580,000 558,000 398,000
Deadline July 3 (Wednesday) August 9 (Friday)

※ Note:

1. Students can get a 10% tuition fee discount when registering by May 22, 2013

2. The above dormitory fees are subject to change.  


Please visit the nearest embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea in your home country for accurate information. Please note that foreign nationals participating in short study abroad programs such as the Ewha International Co-ed Summer College are able to stay in Korea for a maximum of 90 days without a visa.

Ewha International Co-ed Summer College

ECC B334, Ewha Womans University, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-750 Korea

Tel: 82-2-3277-3160, 3161

Fax: 82-2-364-8019



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