East Asia

People's Republic of China

Beijing - American University in Beijing

Program Summary will be posted soon.
Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors 
Related Fields of Study:
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Beijing - Beijing Program (Associated Colleges in China)
  • Associated Colleges in China, an intensive language program offered by Hamilton College, is hosted by the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing.
  • Courses are offered in intermediate and advanced Chinese. Students intending to begin their second year of Chinese with ACC must begin the program in the summer term, since that is the only time when second semester Chinese is offered. Students beginning their third or fourth year of Chinese may enroll in the summer, fall or spring terms.
  • In addition to intensive individual and small group language instruction, courses are offered in modern Chinese society, literature, history, philosophy, and cinema. Students participate in language practicums in which they are required to use their Chinese outside the classroom with local citizens through information-gathering and interviews.
  • Extracurricular activities such as calligraphy, cooking, and tai chi are also provided and encouraged. In the interest of total immersion, participants are required to sign a language pledge that only Chinese will be spoken while on the program.
  • In additional to weekly local excursions in Beijing, several longer field trips are offered to places of cultural interest in various parts of China.
  • Students are housed in dormitories and assigned to a host family whom they may visit during weekends.
  • Eligibility: intermediate level Mandarin Chinese.

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Modern Chinese Society
Literature
History
Philosophy
Film
Website: Program Website

Beijing - Beijing Program (Institute for the International Education of Students)
  • The IES Beijing program offers two distinct academic options: the Language Intensive Program, designed for students who have already begun studying Chinese and wish to concentrate on the developing their fluency, and the Contemporary Issues in China Program, featuring three Intensive 300-level Area Studies Courses, taught one at a time, and accelerated Chinese language, offered at varying levels. Both programs are located at Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing Waiguoyu Daxue), one of Beijing’s most prestigious academic institutions, enrolling 4,000 students, including approximately 700 foreign students mostly from non-English speaking countries. IES is currently the only resident U.S. program at the university.
  • The Intensive Language Program offers small classes and individual tutorials, equivalent to one year of Chinese taught in a semester, as well as English-language area studies courses, including economics, film studies, political science, history, literature, philosophy, sociology, and field research. Chinese-taught area studies courses are available for heritage speakers and very advanced students. The program offers a variety of internship opportunities in business education, and community service organizations.
  • Field trips take students to parts of China rarely visited by tourists. The multi-day fall field trip usually includes travel along the Silk Road (Xinjiang Province) to such places as Xi’an, Urumg, Dunhuang, Xiahe, and Kashgar, where you explore the cultures and religions of China’s minority people and the magnificent landscape. The multi-day spring trip normally travels to Yunnan Province, including stays in a variety of areas that are home to ethnic Naxi, Yi, Bai, Dai, and other minority peoples. A long-weekend trip takes in destinations such as Shaolin Temple (martial arts and historic capital cities), Pingyao (ancient and imperial China), Mt. Wutai (Buddhist studies), Anyang (pre-historic China), and Mt. Tai and Qufu (Confucian studies).
  • Housing options include living with a Chinese roommate in a campus residence hall or homestays with Chinese families.
  • Eligibility: One year of college-level Mandarin Chinese or the equivalent.

Institute for International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Economics
Film
Political Science
History 
Literature
Philosophy
Sociology
Website: Program Website

Hangzhou - Hangzhou Chinese Language Program (Middlebury College)
  • Established in 2004, the Hangzhou program operates in association with Zhejiang University of Technology (ZUT) and C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China. It is located 100 miles south of Shanghai in Hangzhou, a city of seven million people with an emerging technology industry and a variety of nationally acclaimed temples, pagodas, and museums.
  • The curriculum consists of both required and elective courses. The two required courses are the "One-on-One" and the "One-on-Two." The former is a research project, proposed by the student, and conducted entirely in Chinese under the supervision of a Chinese faculty expert. Topics range from politics, economy, and literature, to music, medicine, and education; students produce either a research paper or another academic project. The other required course, the "One-on-Two," is conversation-based, involving one instructor and two students and emphasizing the mastery of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary with a focus on useful communication skills.
  • Two electives are chosen from such courses as: Modern Chinese Literature, Classical Chinese, Reading Chinese Newspapers, Topic Discussion, and Business Chinese. In addition to the two required and two elective courses, students may also choose from a series of extra-curricular evening courses such as calligraphy, martial arts, and Chinese cooking. All students are required to take a language pledge to speak Chinese only at all times.
  • Excursions are offered every week to places that would normally be difficult for students to visit on their own, such as small businesses and villages, and a more extensive three day field trip is organized in mid-semester.
  • Housing is provided in an international student dormitory with a Chinese roommate.
  • Eligibility: Two to three years of Chinese language or the equivalent. (70% of particpants are third- or fourth-year students from Middlebury College.) Suitable for serious-minded Chinese learners who also have their own research projects in mind.

Hangzhou Chinese Language Program (Middlebury College) | C.V. Starr Middlebury | Schools Abroad | Sunderland Language Center | 802-443-5745 | Fax: 802-443-3157 | schoolsabroad[at]middlebury[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Political Science
Economics
Literature
Music
Medicine
Education
Website: Program Website

Harbin - Harbin Chinese Language Program (CET)
  • Established in 1988, the CET-Harbin program on the campus of Harbin University of Industry and Technology (HIT), one of China's top ten academic institutions, boasts a pioneering position in the teaching of Chinese as second language in China. Harbin boasts a unique mixture of Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese cultural influences.
  • The curriculum consists of both required and elective courses. The two required courses are the "One-on-One" and the "One-on-Two." The former is a research project, proposed by the student, and conducted entirely in Chinese under the supervision of a Chinese faculty expert. Topics range from politics, economy, and literature, to music, medicine, and education; students produce either a research paper or another academic project. The other required course, the "One-on-Two," is conversation-based, involving one instructor and two students and emphasizing the mastery of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary with a focus on useful communication skills.
  • Two electives are chosen from such courses as: Modern Chinese Literature, Classical Chinese, Reading Chinese Newspapers, Spoken Chinese, Chinese Composition, and Business Chinese. In addition to the two required and two elective courses, students may also choose from a series of extra-curricular evening courses such as calligraphy, martial arts, and Chinese cooking. All students are required to take a language pledge to speak Chinese only at all times.
  • Field trips are designed to introduce students to the unusual history of the Harbin region, including Russian-influenced architecture and Korean minority villages.
  • Housing is provided in an international student dormitory where Two American students share a suite with two Chinese roommates.
  • Eligibility: Two years of Chinese language or the equivalent. Suitable for serious-minded Chinese learners who also have their own research projects in mind.

CET Academic Programs | 800-225-4262 | cet[at]academic-travel[dot]com

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Political Science
Economics
Literature
Music
Medicine
Education
Website: Program Website

Kunming - Kunming Chinese Language Program (Middlebury College)
  • Middlebury College Kunming, in partnership with CET Academic Programs, offers a rigorous language program with a unique focus on Chinese ethnic and minority studies. 
  • The curriculum consists of twenty hours per week of language courses and topical courses taught entirely in the Chinese.  The courses consist of one-on-one, one-on-two, and small classes ranging from 3-5 students, and are held at Yunnan University.  All students are required to take a comprehensive language course and may choose from a variety of electives including newspaper readings, environmental studies, contemporary issues, business Chinese, classical Chinese, and Ethnic and Minority studies. All students are required to take a language pledge to speak Chinese only at all times. 
  • Students live with a Chinese roommate in a private dormitory adjacent to Yunnan University. 
  • Eligibility: Language GPA above 3.0.  Minimum four semesters of Chinese.

Kunming Chinese Language Program (Middlebury College) | C.V. Starr Middlebury Schools Abroad | Sunderland Language Center | 802-443-5745 | Fax: 802-443-3157 | schoolsabroad[at]middlebury[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Environmental Studies
Contemporary Issues
Business
Ethnic and Minority Studies
Website: Program Website

Nanjing - Nanjing University (Council on International Educational Exchange)
  • The CIEE program at Nanjing University focuses on the development of communicative competence within selected subject areas of Chinese society and culture by covering topics simultaneously in language and area studies classes.
  • The program aims to provide a solid foundation for intermediate level students in the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students are required to use the language creatively outside the classroom and then to present, discuss, and develop their efforts in cooperation with teachers and fellow students.
  • All students take two language classes in Mandarin Chinese, taught by faculty of Nanjing University, and an area studies course taught in English by the resident director.
  • Independent travel is encouraged on weekends as well as during the mid-semester break.
  • Housing is provided in triple rooms in foreign student dormitories, but Chinese roommates are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Eligibility: one year of college-level Mandarin Chinese and at least one pre-1949 Chinese history or civilization course.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) | 800-407-8839 | Fax: 207-553-4299 |studyinfo[at]ciee[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
History
Area Studies
Website: Program Website

Shanghai - Shanghai Program (Alliance for Global Education)
  • The Alliance for Global Education International Business in China Program is located at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). 
  • This program is designed for students majoring in Economics or similar fields, with coursework being a mixture of Mandarin language and area studies courses in Economics and Finance.  All area studies courses are taught in English by Chinese Faculty. 
  • In addition, students have the option of enrolling for a 3 credit internship.  Internships are available in Chinese and multi-national companies as well as non-business sectors.  The program also features a nine-day study trip to Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. 
  • All students are housed in campus dormitories with Chinese roommates. 
  • Eligibility: GPA above 3.0.  Minimum 1 semester of Chinese and two semesters of Economics. Minimum three semesters of Chinese for internship option.

The Alliance for Global Education | 1-888-232-8379 | Fax: 215-572-2174 | info[at]allianceglobaled[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese and Economics to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Economics
Finance
Website: Program Website

Shanghai - Shanghai Program: 21st Century China (Institute for the International Education of Students)

Program Summary will be posted soon
Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Republic of China

Taiwan - Taipei (Council on International Educational Exchange)
  • The CIEE at National Chengchi University in Taipei provides intermediate-level students with Mandarin Chinese language training along with a perspective on Taiwan's contemporary culture and history.
  • In addition to language courses, electives are offered in English in economics, sociology, history, and art. All students take a Chinese language course and enroll in at least two out of the four content courses.
  • Field trips in and around Taipei are provided and students are encouraged to explore local museums, temples, and other activities.
  • Between semesters, students are encouraged to travel throughout Taiwan and other parts of Asia.
  • Housing is provided in dormitories.
  • Eligibility: one year of college-level Mandarin Chinese and one Chinese area studies course.

Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Chinese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Economics
Sociology
History
Art
Website: Program Website

South Korea

Seoul - Yonsei University - Seoul (Council of International Educational Exchange)

Program Summary will be posted soon.
Advisor(s):
Professor Feng, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 407
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Richard Bright, (OCS Director) Macy 108
Jonathan Larson, (OCS Assistant Director) Macy 107
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Japan

Tokyo - Waseda University (ACM) (spring only or year)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) at Waseda University in Japan

  • The ACM Japan Study Program is located on the campus of Waseda University, one of Japan's premier universities, and emphasizes the study of Japanese language and culture.
  • Morning classes are devoted exclusively to language acquisition, and assignments often take students out into the local community to practice their skills. Additional classes in English are offered in social studies, arts, and humanities, covering various topics in Japanese and Asian Studies.
  • Independent study in the form of social research projects, apprenticeships in fine arts, and parliamentary internships can be arranged with the support of the student's home college academic adviser.
  • A range of field trips are offered in Tokyo and the surrounding area.
  • Extracurricular activities, especially membership in Japanese student clubs and sports teams, are encouraged.
  • Students live with host families throughout the program in Tokyo and also participate in a month-long rural homestay.
  • Eligibility: At least one semester of Japanese. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Japan Study Office | Drawer 13 | Earlham College | 765-983-1224 | Fax: 765-983-1798 | japanstu[at]earlham[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Japanese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Tokyo - Sophia University - Tokyo (Council on International Educational Exchange) (spring only)
  • The ACM Japan Study Program is located on the campus of Waseda University, one of Japan's premier universities, and emphasizes the study of Japanese language and culture.
  • Morning classes are devoted exclusively to language acquisition, and assignments often take students out into the local community to practice their skills. Additional classes in English are offered in social studies, arts, and humanities, covering various topics in Japanese and Asian Studies.
  • Independent study in the form of social research projects, apprenticeships in fine arts, and parliamentary internships can be arranged with the support of the student's home college academic adviser.
  • A range of field trips are offered in Tokyo and the surrounding area.
  • Extracurricular activities, especially membership in Japanese student clubs and sports teams, are encouraged.
  • Students live with host families throughout the program in Tokyo and also participate in a month-long rural homestay.
  • Eligibility: At least one semester of Japanese. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Advisor(s):
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Japanese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
East Asian Studies
Humanities
Social Studies
Sciences
Website: Program Website

Tokyo - Language Intensive - Tokyo (Institute for the International Education of Students)
  • The CIEE program at Sophia University, in Tokyo, Japan is a private, Jesuit institution offering an extensive curriculum in English and Japanese.
  • Students take courses at the Faculty of Comparative Culture, which offers both Japanese language at many levels and courses taught in English in a wide range of disciplines including Japanese and Asian Studies, economics and international business, international relations, political science, art history, literature, religion, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.
  • Required field trips enable students to learn more about Japanese culture, business, and politics, encompassing visits to companies, factories, government agencies, museums, shrines, theatre, and local festivals. Social activities are organized with Japanese students.
  • Housing is provided in homestays with Japanese families throughout the semester and includes breakfast and dinner with the family, Monday through Friday, and three meals on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Eligibility: Coursework in Asia n Studies highly recommended. At least one semester of Japanese required. Note: Spring Semester: mid-March to late July.

Advisor(s):
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Japanese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Art
Economics
History
Political Science
Urban Studies
Website: Program Website

Nagoya - Institute for the International Education of Students (fall recommended)
  • The IES at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan offers an excellent Japanese Studies program, specializing in the highly intensive courses in Japanese language and area studies.
  • A private university, Nanzan is one of Japan’s leading educational institutions; coursework is rigorous and admission is competitive. All students are required to take eight credits of language study alongside Japanese area studies coursework taught in English, with options in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Studio Arts. Students with very advanced language skills may take seminars taught entirely in Japanese. The university itself is situated in an attractive wooded campus in Nagoya and offers excellent facilities, including a large and well-equipped physical education center.
  • IES organizes a special orientation program, field trips, cultural events, and other activities for students, including travel to destinations such as Hiroshima and Kyoto, Zen Buddhist monasteries, and Toyota Motors.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Housing is provided in homestays or student residence halls.
  • Eligibility: At least one year of Japanese language study; minimum GPA of 3.0 (both comprehensive and in Japanese).

Advisor(s):
Professor Schimmel, (Chinese and Japanese) Carnegie 406
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Japanese to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Art
Cultural Studies
Economics
Political Science
Religious Studies
Website: Program Website