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Academics - South Korea Semester
South Korea Semester Academics

To apply you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have sophomore standing when the program begins. Classes are in English. No previous study of Korean language required.

Exchange students can study Korean language as well as take course work offered in English. The main disciplines taught in English include engineering (mechanical, chemical, environmental)  business administration, economics, information systems/computer engineering, and English. There are also a few history, political science, and sociology courses that are taught each semester in English. Finally, there are one-credit, physical activity classes offered in golf, bowling, taekwondo, aerobics, and tennis. For a list of courses taught in English, please visit the Ajou page for Courses Offered in English.

For more information about how specific Ajou courses have transferred back to UW-Eau Claire, go to:

  • Choose Korea, Republic of, then click "Search"
  • Select Ajou University
  • Do not enter anything, then click "Search". All Ajou courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the Ajou "School Course Title."
  • If the Ajou course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.

For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email  for details.

Fall semester runs from late August to mid-December; spring semester runs late February to late June. An orientation program is offered prior to the beginning of each semester.

updated 7/12/16/cc