THE MOVIE "Sleepless in Seattle," which got a big success in 1993, made
Seattle well known. Also, Seattle is famous for its mild weather condition and
the birthplace of the famous coffee producer "Starbucks". This is where one of
the UW (University of Washington) campus is located, a university famous for its
School of Medicine and Engineering in America.
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Prestigious University in Northwest
is famous for its top-notch faculties. One of them is Daniel J. Evans school of
Social Affairs, which established in 1984, named after former Washington's
Governor and US Senator. This school offers various courses that treat
international issues, domestic or regional policies. U.S News, in 2006, ranked
this school 7th for nonprofit management and 8th for environmental policy and
management in America.
UW has extended experience and
competitiveness in Drama. "Citizens who live in Seattle are proud of UW's School
of Drama which is ranked as top5 in the U.S.A." says Jo Hyoung-suk (Sr., Dept of
Psych. '04 ~ '05 in UW). School authorities support this department through
offering place for performance and selling tickets via school website. Students
who major school of drama have a chance to improve their skill through
conducting processes of real playing which played three or four times a quarter.
Special tips for quicker adjusting; School
Exchange students who major Psychology and
Communication would face the problem on registering certain major courses in UW.
Different from other major, they are restricted in taking advanced courses. "UW
has many prerequisite courses, but authorities of UW do not recognize records
from Yonsei. Therefore, you have to make a special mention to Div. of
International Education & Exchange for taking advanced courses," says Jo.
If you are interest in joining club activity, visit FIUTS
(Foundation for International Understanding Through Students). FIUTS bridges
every international student to join club in UW. "Of course, you can be a member
of any club in UW, but FITUS helps international students to be friendly each
other through events such as hiking or party,"says Yoo Ha-na (Sr., Dept of
Biotech. '04 ~ '05 in UW). Other than FITUS, the most interesting one is
sports-related activity. "The most advantage of UW is IMA (Intramural Activity).
Special tips for quicker adjusting; outside the
There are many Koreans in Seattle. So, in order to
improve your English speaking skills, formers suggest Yonseians to speak in
English only. Also, due to many Asian residents, there is nothing worth
mentioned as a "Cultural Shock" except American students' over exposures or
their general idea on sexual issues.
Seattle offers somewhat comfortable but
humid weather condition. Actually, it rains, but never pours. So, you had better
take just a couple of waterproof coats to Seattle than bring an umbrella.
Everyone suggest to visit "the Ave". Exchange students call this University way
as Dae hak-ro because there are various stores. "University Book Store", the
place for buying textbooks in cheaper price, is in the Ave.
Chance for sleepless life in Library
Library system of UW is one of the largest in U.S. It contains 5 million books
and equal number in microforms. The libraries provide great amount of
information on various fields. Needless to say, UW offers an ideal environment
to study. Why don't you fill your curiosity on knowledge in U-DUB?
Name: University of Washington,
Campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and
Required TOEFL Score(min.):
- Dept. of Bus. Admin. Courses unable to
- Quarterly academic system; students can only
exchange to UW for a year
* Short for UW (Univ. of Washington)