As the number of Korean exchange students going to foreign countries is increasing, the number of exchange students coming to
Deciding a certain country is the first step that all potential exchange students take. Annette Noelle (
After deciding a country and university to spend their years as an exchange student, students look for information about the school that they are planning to apply for. Through brochures and information sent by the Office of Global Affairs (OGA), students can see what kind of courses is offered by Ewha and the life that they will experience here. The OGA has also prepared a website where students can find out about life in
The next step for students who want to participate in the exchange program is filling out an application form. Being selected as an exchange student to Ewha is relatively easy once the student meets the necessary requirements. In
Nevertheless, every university has requirements that students must fulfill in order to apply as an exchange student. Noelle says that students must be in their third year of university to apply as an exchange student and have a high GPA. She added that showing enthusiasm for Ewha and
Tacey Yoo, the program coordinator of inbound exchange students at the OGA, says, Ewha continuously updates information by sending it to officials in other universities who are in charge of promotions. These officials or advisors then help students from their university to know more about Ewha.
The competition rate to come to Ewha seems to be lower than increasing number of students that want to participate in the exchange program from Ewha. Moreover, exchange students who come to Ewha are not fluent in Korean but usually take courses conducted in English once they come here. This is due to written examinations and interviews conducted in English or language of the country that they come from.