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Suwon, South Korea Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to 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 first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. No previous study of the Korean language is 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 website for courses offered in English. 

All students will enroll in 12-18 credits. 

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

To find courses that have been evaluated, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here
  • Choose Korea, then click "Search"
  • Click on Ajou University
  • Click "Search" again. All courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
If the course does not appear on the transfer wizard, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. 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 will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

You may study for a semester, academic year or calendar year. Fall semester runs from late August to mid-December; spring semester runs late February to late June. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to departure.