Ewha Womans University was founded in 1886 as Korea's first educational institution for women. Now the largest women's university in the world, Ewha enrolls over 14,000 undergraduate students. It houses 11 colleges, including Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Business, and more. Ewha offers a coeducational international program and welcomes GW students, both male and female, to study for one or two semesters.
Founded in 1905, Korea University is widely acknowledged as one of the country's top-ranked universities. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research, and service to Korean society. An eminent faculty, outstanding students, and internationally recognized research programs contribute to KU's academic fame. As a major comprehensive university, KU offers a rich variety of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as in all professional fields, including Engineering and Business Administration.
Created in 1946 as the first modern, national Korean university, Seoul National University now enrolls 32,000 students. Beyond its reputation as an academic leader in Korea, SNU offers outstanding cultural and recreational benefits and abundant entertainment opportunities in the college town of Kwanak and in the city of Seoul.
Yonsei University is the oldest university in Korea. Yonsei's main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque, and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of downtown Seoul. Yonsei has 28,000 students and 3,500 faculty members, who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges, and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.
Established in 1963, Chinese University of Hong enrolls over 29,000 students each year. CUHK is located in the Sha Tin area of Hong Kong and borders the beautiful Tai Po Kai Nature Reserve to the west and Tide Cove to the east. Among its many amenities, it features the Museum of Climate Change, with over 100 exhibits. The university boasts four Nobel laureatest: Charles Kuen Kao (Physics); Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (Physics); James Alexander Mirrlees (Economic Sciences); and Robert Alexander Mundell (Economics). GW students may choose courses from a wide variety of academic disciplines at CUHK, including Arts, Education, Business Administration, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Sciences.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a leading international research university dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge in science and engineering. The university campus occupies a stunning 150-acre site overlooking Clear Water Bay. GW's exchange with HKUST is for students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science only.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the territory’s oldest higher education institution, is recognized worldwide for its contributions as a research-based university. With its predominantly international faculty and strong rankings, HKU offers a top-tier international campus that attracts students from all over the world.
Surrounded by the beautiful nature of northern Japan, Akita International University is a four-year, public, liberal arts university which provides students with the opportunity to study in English with other Japanese students. The university is much smaller than GW, with approximately 900 students, but is very internationally focused.
Established in 1897, Kyoto University is the second oldest university in Japan, yet it is known for its cutting-edge research. Located in the city of Kyoto, students have access to ancient temples, shrines, gardens, and other historical sites (some of which date back more than 1,000 years) as well as modern museums, arts galleries, theatres, and businesses.
In 2007, Waseda University celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding by scholar and government leader Shigenobu Okuma. Waseda is one of Japan's top private, co-educational institutions of higher learning. Founded as a college with three departments under the old Japanese system of higher education, it has since grown to become a comprehensive university with 13 undergraduate schools. Waseda enrolls over 45,000 undergraduate students and 300 exchange students each year.
Founded in 1955, Nanyang Technological University is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. Today, NTU has four colleges with 12 schools, including a strong business school and college of humanities, arts, and social sciences. NTU provides a high-quality global education to more than 23,000 undergraduates, including 8,000 international students.
A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programs which allow students to realize their full potential. Over 36,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.
Established in 1927, National Chengchi University (NCCU) is noted for its humanities and social sciences disciplines and currently houses nine colleges, including liberal arts, science, social sciences, law, commerce, foreign languages & literature, communication, international affairs, and education. Similar in size to GW, NCCU has just over 15,000 students total and 9,000 undergraduates.