1-12-21 Update: The Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants at Ewha are CANCELLED for summer 2021 due to COVID-19.
Deadline: Early February 2021-Exact Deadline TBA
Please Note: For AY20-21, due to COVID-19, all programs and opportunities in Korea are subject to change and/or cancellation.
The Ewha International Summer College has been running for 49 years and offers one 4-week session and another 2-week session each summer. The sessions are held right on the Ewha campus and students are able to stay in an on-campus dormitory in the center of the campus. The Korea Institute Tuition Waiver covers Session 1- the 4- week program. Session 1 provides around 40 courses taught by faculty from Ewha and top foreign universities. Students may choose up to 3 courses from a full range of subjects such as art & design, business, computer science, gender studies, history, Korean studies, physics, political science, and Korean language. For the KI Tuition Waiver, you may opt to focus only on Korean language (taking all Korean courses) or take a Korean language course and a content course.
Students have a wide variety of courses to select from and active field trips are also an option for those students who wish to make the most of their time in Seoul, Korea. The program is internationally diverse with more than 400 students from 75+ different universities and 15+ different countries. A lot of interdisciplinary courses utilize Seoul as a classroom and students will have the opportunity to explore Seoul through excursions both within their class of choice and in their own time. Please check out the attached EISC brochure below.
The Korea Institute will award one undergraduate summer language study grant (1 full tuition waiver) for a Harvard undergraduate in any concentration to attend the co-ed Ewha International Summer College (EISC) - (Session 1, the 4-week program) to learn Korean language. You may opt to focus only on Korean language (taking all Korean courses) or take a Korean language course and a content course. This full tuition waiver will cover the Ewha application fee as well as the tuition fee for the Ewha International Summer College (EISC). The Korea Institute will provide round trip airfare (economy class, non-refundable, up to $1800). Students are still responsible for housing (dorm) costs, meals and general living expenses. Remember to apply directly to the Korea Institute via CARAT, not via the Ewha on-line application form.
Preference is strongly given to returning Harvard students.
Students may apply to OCS (Office of Career Services) for an OCS Summer Study Abroad Grant to possibly cover some of the above costs not covered by this grant. Best to consult with the OCS Summer Funding staff before applying.
[Ewha may also offer a discount for students who participate in both Session 1, the 4-week program and Session 2, the 2 week program as a set. Please note: the KI Tuition Waiver is only for Session 1, the 4 week Program.]
For Transfer Credit, please note you must apply separately to the Harvard Office of International Education (OIE) to possibly receive transfer credit for your summer courses taken in Korea. The transfer credit application process is due to OIE (before you go abroad in the summer) often in very early February. Please remember the credit transfer process is an additional application process in addition to the KI Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants at Ewha (Tuition Waiver) application.
Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants at Ewha Application Process:
Apply directly to the Korea Institute via CARAT, not via the Ewha on-line application form.
1) Apply using CARAT, Harvard’s web-based centralized application tool, at: https://carat.fas.harvard.edu/ From the CARAT home page, after logging in, click on “Funding Sources and Supplements,” and scroll down to “Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants at Ewha” to see the list of required documents that you must prepare for your application.
2) Two faculty recommendations, including one from a language instructor. When requesting the language instructor recommendation, provide the instructor with the langauge evaluation form, found attached below. Your faculty recommender may upload their recommendations directly into CARAT or the recommendation may be emailed directly to the Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline, denoting which specific KI grant you are applying for.
3) Proposal of 750 words or less
4) Current 1-page resume
5) Current unofficial transcript from my.harvard
In order to upload your transcript as a PDF, please go to my.harvard to print a copy of your transcript, scan it as a PDF, and upload.
Upload your completed application (CARAT application/budget sheet, resume, proposal and transcript) on CARAT https://carat.fas.harvard.edu/ by application deadline date: Early February 2021-Exact Deadline TBA. Recommendation letters should be able to be uploaded and submitted directly into CARAT by faculty recommenders. If not, letters of recommendation may be emailed directly in PDF format to Catherine Glover by the deadline. Your rec letters must denote which specific grant you are applying to. One of the two letters should be from a language instructor utilizing the Korea Institute Summer Language Grant Instructor Reference form found attached below. The other letter of recommendation may be from your faculty advisor, a faculty member who knows you well, or your House Tutor.
Application instructions specific to the KI Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants at Ewha
- In your 750-word proposal indicate why you would like to attend the Ewha International Summer College-4-week program. Include the program dates. Also, specifically address your academic and personal goals and what you expect to gain from your experience in Korea. It should explain your degree of preparation for studying Korean in Korea and how such an opportunity will fit into your overall course of study at Harvard.Application must be supported by 2 letters of recommendation, including one from a language instructor. The language instructor should use the “Language Instructor Reference Form” attached below.
- You must inform the Korea Institute if you receive any other awards for this proposal after you submit this application.
- You must be in good academic standing to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Early February 2021-Exact Deadline TBA
Announcement of KI award will be emailed in March/April 2021.
Harvard College policy may prevent the sponsorship of undergraduate activities taking place in countries with certain U.S. Department of State travel warnings. Please consult the Harvard College Policy on Undergraduate Travel Abroad for more information.
***NOTE: If you are experiencing CARAT technical difficulties (e.g., receive error messages, find yourself unable to submit an application despite having passed all validation checks), please email HUIT Support at email@example.com or call 617-495-7777 well before the deadline.***