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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2
  • Restrictions: ANU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Semester 2 2021 30/11/2020 15/02/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Overview


Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s (CAP) flagship program for overseas study, providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country for up to 12 months.

Year in Asia requires students to focus at least 50% of their coursework on the language of their host country but also allows students the flexibility to build their own experience. Year in Asia aims to prepare students for a career engaged with Asia. Students should expect to return from their experience with a high level of language proficiency and a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies they have been living in. 

About Ewha Womans University


Ewha Womans University is a private women’s university located in central Seoul. The university was founded in 1886 and is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the Republic of Korea.
 
Ewha strives towards education and research based on academic empowerment, to create a new model for university education inspired by a thirst for challenge, and to strengthen community ethics on the basis of communication and trust.
 
Ewha Womans University offers an "International Exchange and Study Abroad Program” for both male and female exchange and visiting students.
 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria


In order to apply for Year in Asia students must meet the following criteria by the end of the semester they are applying in:
  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Asian Studies, Bachelor of  Development Studies, Bachelor of International Relations, Bachelor of International Security Studies, Bachelor of Languages or Bachelor of Science;
  • Have a GPA of 5.0 or above;
  • Have completed a minimum of 48 units of study;
  • Have completed of 24 units from a relevant Asian language, with an intermediate level of language ability (see below for intermediate language definitions); and
  • A minimum of 12 units of study from completion of ASIA-coded courses.
Intermediate language ability is defined as the successful completion of the following ANU courses for Year in Asia: Applicants should preference 3 partner institutions in their application.

Student are recommended to have at least 6 units study remaining in their degree after completing their Year in Asia.

Please note that admission to the Year in Asia program is on a competitive basis. Where places are limited, students will be selected on academic merit.
 

Courses and Areas of Study


Ewha offers study across many fields including humanities, social sciences, business, economics, natural sciences and the arts. All international students enrolled in the program may register in any of the courses offered by Ewha, either in English or Korean, depending on their language proficiency. 

Ewha offers 100-200 courses taught in English including Art & Design, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Economics, Geography, Ideology and Culture, International Studies, Korean Studies, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Welfare, Sociology, Women's Studies and many more. Students with sufficient knowledge of Korean are also welcome to enrol in courses conducted in Korean. Ewha offers a full list of both English-taught and Korean-taught courses on its website.

Ewha also offers Korean Language Programs. These programs provide comprehensive teaching in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on communication and targets practical communication skills. Customised Korean Language Programs may be available depending on language proficiency. 

 

Language of Instruction


Most courses at Ewha are taught in English. Students with sufficient Korean language proficiency may also study in Korean-taught courses.

Credit Equivalencies


The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 15 credits at Ewha. Year in Asia students undertake a total of 48 ANU units over two semesters.

Accommodation


The International House On-Campus Dormitory (I-House) provides students with an opportunity to experience various cultures with students from diverse backgrounds. I-House can accommodate about 770 residents, including exchange students, Ewha Language Center students and guests who visit Ewha from all over the world. I-House is equipped with a fitness room, computer rooms, laundry rooms and kitchenettes on each floor to offer a high level of comfort and provide a pleasant residential life. For more information about accommodation, including current rates, see the International House page of the University’s website.

Funding Opportunities


New Colombo Plan

CAP has secured New Colombo Plan mobility grants for this program. Students who meet the New Colombo Plan eligibility guidelines will be provided with a $7,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant, provided by the Australian Government. To be eligible you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be aged 18-28
  • Have not received an NCP short term mobility grant previously
  • Not hold residency rights to South Korea

More information on the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and the full eligibility requirements can be found here.

Engage Asia Travel Guarantee

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree. Successful applicants that do not receive an NCP grant will receive $3000 of funding support through the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Engage Asia Travel Guarantee.

Scholarships

It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.

You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.

OS-HELP

OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
 

Travel and Other Costs


The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.

Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as: For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Participants will receive ANU travel insurance coverage for the duration of this program.
 

General Information for Mobility Programs


Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program (or as required by the country or host institution)

The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
 

Enquiries


CAP Student Centre
M Block Demountable, between Menzies Library and China in the World
T: 6125 3207
E: cap.student@anu.edu.au