wow, so to kind of bring it back to topic (i had no idea the topic was actually still about 이대
I attended a three week short term program in July 2008. I had no idea what to expect but all in all, I am incredibly happy with how my classes went. I also was more than a leg up (moreso outside of the classroom) thanks to the good folks at KC101. We had a nice balance of input and output as well as decent (and relatively cheap) textbooks. I should point out to any perspective student that all classes regardless of level are delivered in 95% Korean. On KC101, we get spoiled with quite a lot of English - a more Western approach, if you will. I didn't expect this, but personally, I did enjoy the change of pace if for only a while. I should also point out the the class operated in all 존댓말 and it is generally requested that all questions and statements use the -입니다/습니다 endings (although the 요 form was accepted too)
I was placed in level 1.2 which is pretty low but there's no complaints - I was in the right class. I learned a great deal about some basics that I just never got around to learning - such as directions, mail, phone numbers, room furniture, and all the pertinent vocab that goes along with those subjects.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the experiences and friendships made during my stay in lovely Seoul. I think that if anyone has the time and money that they should give Korea a try - and not just for the traveling (which I did quite a deal of after the course)
I wrote up a travel blog found at http://bug254.livejournal.com
that describes a whole lot of my trip and a little about my experiences at Ewha.