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ACC Summer Field Studies

The ACC Field Studies Program for advanced students of Chinese combines field experiences in rural China with advanced language courses for a 7-week total immersion. Admitted students will receive full scholarshps.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Summer

ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization

The fall ACM India program, located in Pune, is designed to provide students with an overview of these many aspects of Indian culture and society today. The program begins in mid-August, with a three-week orientation, in which students begin an "Introduction to India" core course, study Marathi language intensively, and draw up a plan of research for their independent study projects. The regular term begins in early September, where students continue the core course and Marathi language, choose one of three elective courses (in political science, sociology, or environmental studies), and begin to carry out their independent study projects. In each of the courses, classroom learning is augmented by weekly activities outside of the classroom, and students are also encouraged to volunteer with local organizations. The program organizes several program-sponsored overnight excursions to sites in and around Pune, while a one-week break in October provides opportunities to travel further afield in India.
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Asian Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter

ACM/GLCA Japan: Japan Study

Japan Study enables students to become international citizens as they explore Japan in depth, build language skills, and experience Japanese culture. Living with a Japanese family, taking courses at Waseda University, and participating in a cultural practicum/internship offer different windows for experiencing and understanding the complex society of contemporary Japan.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, JapaneseAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring

Antioch India: Buddhist Studies, India

Antioch India: Buddhist studies is a semester of study and meditation while living in a Buddhist monastery near the site of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment. You'll engage in rigorous academic classes with highly qualified instructors, earning 16 undergraduate semester credits, have the opportunity to explore Buddhism in Bodh Gaya – center of the Buddhist world. Also you'll receive meditation instruction from masters in three Buddhist traditions: Vipassana, Zen, and Vajrayana, live with fellow students in a Buddhist community, the Burmese Vihar (monastery), gain valuable research skills, along with a greater understanding of Buddhist culture, Indian society, and yourself.
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Asian Studies, Religion, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall

Antioch University: Buddist Studies, Japan

Antioch Education Abroad interweaves the diverse resources of Bodh Gaya into a fall semester study program. Emphasis is placed on a comparative approach to both theory and practice. Participants reach their own understanding of that essence which is common to all the varieties of Buddhism, while learning to appreciate the many cultural and historical environments in which it has flourished. At the heart of the Buddhist Studies Program is the desire to allow students to inquire into this subject from as many different points of view as possible. Students are encouraged to examine their own cultural and intellectual assumptions as they pursue these studies in a challenging and supportive environment.
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ReligionAsia and Oceania Fall

Arcadia in Sydney: Quarter Intership Program

This program consists of a 10 week internship opportunity combined with course work including a unique new course called The Dry Edge of Sydney Harbor which focuses on the urban identity and landscape of Australians. There is also a for-credit Social Justice focused opportunity which includes a seven day trip to Western Australia and time spent in Broome and Fitzroy Crossing with several indigenous communities and organizations.
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Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesAsia and Oceania Spring

Associated Kyoto Program

The Associated Kyoto Program is a two-semester study abroad program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, sponsored by a consortium of sixteen American colleges and universities. The Program maintains high academic standards and dedication to a sound liberal education for which its sponsoring institutions are known. Approximately 40 students are accepted each year to study the Japanese language intensively and take courses in English on Japan, mainly in the humanities and social sciences. AKP is a full academic-year program, running from September through April. AKP students tend to realize the greatest benefits and make the most significant progress in the second semester, after they have begun to adjust to Japanese customs and achieved some fluency in the language.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, JapaneseAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year

Australian Universities

Direct Enrollment in Australian universities. A variety of courses are available; for further information refer to Arcadia's, IFSA Butler's, or the universities' own websites directly. You can also consult the Off-Campus Studies staff. Some Australian universities that Carleton students have attended in the past are Australian National University, James Cook University, Macquarie University, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, as well as others.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses OfferedAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

Carleton Biology in Australia and New Zealand - Winter 14

This program will introduce students to the thrill and challenges of doing biological research in the field, surrounded by the amazing environment of New Zealand and Australia. Thus, the group will spend the majority of its time at field stations or in remote locations in both countries. Australia and New Zealand offer a staggering richness of habitat variety and biological diversity.Students will explore Australia and New Zealand with Professors Hernández, McKone, and Rand, along with a team of teaching assistants, local university instructors, and naturalist guides. Logistical support is provided by GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, an outstanding company based in Australia that specializes in off-campus program design and coordination.
BiologyAsia and Oceania Winter

Carleton Chinese Studies Seminar in China - Fall 2012

The program is based in Nankai University, which is located in Tianjin, in the heart of Mandarin-speaking China. Other sites will also be included for our studies and activities. One of China’s most prestigious universities, Nankai has more than 20,000 students in 20 colleges. The University offers over 70 undergraduate majors, 200 master’s degrees, and 100 PhD programs. Set in a quiet and beautiful environment, the University is an ideal setting for study and scholarly research. Nankai University has a historical commitment to language study and the College of Chinese Language and Culture specializes in the training of students from many countries. Other institutions of higher education may be selected due to possible changing conditions at our base university.
Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall

Carleton Comparative Agroecology in the US and China

Explore the possibilities of a sustainable agriculture in the both the U.S. and China. Meet and talk to American organic farmers in fall term, and then travel to Asia over winter break to meet their counterparts in China. We’ll learn about characteristics that farmers in these two countries share, as well as the unique problems posed by a rapidly industrializing and land-poor country such as China.
Environmental and Technology StudiesAsia and Oceania Winter Break

Carleton Ecology in Australia - Winter 2013

There is still so much to learn about the millions of organisms—many as yet unidentified—that inhabit this planet. On this program, we will spend the majority of our time outside, learning how we, as scientists, can address many of biology’s most exciting questions by gathering data where organisms live and die: in the field. Australia is an ideal place to learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with field research. Australia offers myriad habitats, all teeming with its unique flora and fauna. By studying these organisms in the wild, we can learn about their evolutionary history, their ecological present, and the uncertain future that all organisms face.
Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAsia and Oceania Winter

Carleton Geology Seminar in New Zealand - Winter 2012

New Zealand is an amazing place to study Geology. Plate tectonic processes are active and happening in real time. New Zealand also has a rich Gondwanan heritage. This program will travel throughout the North and South Islands, and visit a range of settings from mountains and glaciers, to terraced coastal plains and adjacent shoreline and shallow marine environments. We will stay and work out of rustic field stations and hostels. The academic program will largely be centered on directed learning modules and independent fieldwork; teamwork will be emphasized. Visits to cultural sites and interactions with New Zealand scientists will be important aspects of our studies.
GeologyAsia and Oceania Winter

Carleton Japanese Linguistics Seminar in Kyoto, Japan, spring 2012

This program gives students the opportunity to study linguistics and experience Japanese culture with students at Doshisha University in Kyoto. It will also include excursions to Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kobe.
East Asian Studies, LinguisticsAsia and Oceania Spring

Carleton Microeconomic Development in Bangladesh - Winter Break 2012

* Visit and training at Grameen Bank - the brainchild of Noble Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus * Travel to multiple rural development project sites run by one of the world's largest NGOs, BRAC * Get a first hand look at a myriad of scenes common to many developing countries including slums, garments and handicrafts industry, child labor, informal markets, densely populated cities with massive inequality, and agriculture based poor rural areas * Be introduced to the history, culture, cuisines, and social scene of Bangladesh which include trips to some local heritage sites * Attend lectures by experts in the fields of economic development, gender studies, rural development, and environmental studies
Development Studies, Economics, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Winter Break

Carleton New Media in Japan

The Department of Cinema & Media Studies Seminar in Japan, 2015 will explore Japanese culture and media, particularly Japanese cinema, photography and popular media. The program will begin with a three-day Introduction to Japanese Culture and Customs in Tokyo, followed by a nine-week residence in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Classes will take place at Doshisha University in the heart of Kyoto, directly across from the Imperial Palace. Classes will include lectures with Japanese professors and artists from Doshisha University, as well as course work with Professor Schott. In addition to program-related excursions, students will have a five-day period for independent travel in Japan.
Cinema and Media StudiesAsia and Oceania Spring

Carleton Political Economy and Ecology in South East Asia

This seminar will cover the key thematic issues of political economy and ecology of Thailand, Lao PDR and Myanmar. Students will connect their experiences to theories and concepts that explain political development and ecological issues relating to the challenges of nationalism, state formation, regional integration, regional development, the rise of the power of non-state actors, and the struggles for citizen-sovereignty of the people in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. We will examine these frontier issues against the backdrop of Southeast Asia’s societal evolution through kingdoms, colonial eras, emergence of nation-states, the influence of globalization, and environmental changes.
Political EconomyAsia and Oceania Winter

Carleton Political Economy and Ecology of Southeast Asia

This seminar emphasizes understanding and linking the theories and practices of political economy and ecology of Southeast Asia by doing and experiencing life in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. Students will gain a fundamental and first-hand understanding of conceptual issues, empirical evidence, and theoretical puzzles that resonate in Southeast Asian politics and development but are also relevant to many other regions of the world. This program is highly experiential. In conjunction with the formal coursework, students will live with local families, intern at local organizations, take part in village social life (mushroom hunting, pineapple harvesting, building a water system), and participate in the implementation of globally-driven development projects.
Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, History, Political Economy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Winter

Carleton Russian Studies in Moscow - Spring 2012

All courses apply toward the Certificate of Advanced Study in Russian as well as the Russian major. The applicability of credit may differ for individual students depending on level and categories within the major and concentration to be fulfilled. You are advised to consult with the department. All students will register for 9 credits of language courses, which meet from six to nine periods per week and are taught by members of the Philological Faculty of Moscow State University. Students at all levels of Russian experience will also register for a spring break reading course prior to the seminar as well as for the “Russia East and West” course.
European Studies, RussianEurope/UK & the Middle East, Asia and Oceania Spring

Carleton Studio Art Seminar in the South Pacific - Winter 2013

The goal of this program is to bring together studio art practice with the challenges and advantages of off-campus study – drawing from nature in a new environment, studying social issues in the context of a foreign setting, and producing narrative work in response to travel. Students will work both to improve their drawing skills and to see drawing as a unique way to understand the world. The work of the entire term, including both drawing and printmaking projects, will form a visual journal in which the students will record the experiences of travel abroad. Students will examine social and environmental issues, learn about indigenous and post-colonial art and artists, visit with artists, and interact with people along the way.
Studio ArtAsia and Oceania Winter

Center for Study Abroad: Beijing Language & Culture University

The Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) was founded in 1962. It was first called the Preparatory School for Foreign Students. It is the only university whose main function is to teach Chinese language and culture to foreign students. Over the last 30 years, more than 20,000 foreign students have graduated from BLCU. Every year, about 3000 students from many countries, and more than 1000 Chinese students study here.
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Asian Studies, ChineseAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET China: Chinese Studies & Internship in Shanghai

This semester or summer program provides students with a general foundation in Chinese language and modern Chinese history, while targeting the specific areas of economics, politics and international relations through specialized classes, internships, activities and field trips. The program's capstone course, History of Shanghai in the Modern Era, grounds students in their environment and gives them the tools to research and understand their new surroundings. Electives in economics, international relations and political science further students' learning about China's role in globalization. Courses are taught in Chinese and English. Students of any language ability level are welcome to apply to the program's Internship Track, where they will intern at an organization or company that specializes in an area of particular interest to them. CET's well-known Chinese language classes and innovative activities round out this exciting new program!
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Studies, HistoryAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET China: Hangzhou

CET and Middlebury College join forces to operate the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China. These programs in Beijing, Hangzhou and Kunming are for seasoned Chinese language learners who are striving for communicative competence. Coursework is entirely in Chinese. Students live with Chinese roommates. They adhere to the legendary Middlebury Language Pledge. Some extend their time in China by adding January Term to their study abroad plans
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Fall, Fall/Winter, Winter Break, Winter/Spring

CET China: Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing

The goals of CET's Beijing Chinese Language program are twofold: rapid improvement of language skills and a solid understanding of contemporary Chinese society. Weekly themes integrate the intensive curriculum--a lecture class might introduce the "Chinese family"; family planning policies are debated during drill class; students interview a Chinese family for language practicum. A full-time language pledge and dorm rooms shared with local Chinese students round out this rigorous program.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET China: Intensive Chinese Language in Harbin

Students abide by a full-time language pledge and explore Harbin, a location chosen for its standard Mandarin, with Chinese roommates. The curriculum, perfect for students with research interests, includes one-on-two drill classes, small group electives and student-designed independent study classes--a student favorite. Students who have completed at least four terms of college-level Chinese or the equivalent are eligible for the program, while those students who have completed four years or the equivalent of college-level Chinese may elect Harbin's "research track". Designed for advanced learners of Chinese, particularly those who are enrolled, or are planning to enroll, in a graduate program, the research track allows students to conduct guided thesis research under the direction of a Chinese faculty member. Research track students also take Classical Chinese, an area of study that prepares them for further research in their chosen field of study. Finally, a composition or pronunciation class rounds out the research track curriculum.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

CET China: Summer Intensive Chinese Language in Kunming

Make huge strides in your Chinese language skills during a specialized and intensive summer term. Outside of class, the city of Kunming boasts a mild summer climate and a unique panoply of ethnic minority cultures, making CET Kunming a perfect complement to a spring semester in Beijing or Shanghai. The program requires a minimum of three semesters of previous Chinese language study. Intensive language classes are flanked by Chinese roommates and a full-time Chinese language pledge.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Summer

CET Vietnam: Vietnamese Studies & Service-Learning in Ho Chi Minh City

CET's Vietnam Immersion provides an intensive immersion environment for all students with an interest in Vietnamese language and culture. The program offers a unique combination of service-learning, area studies courses, concentrated Vietnamese language and immersion in contemporary Vietnamese society. In addition, CET's Vietnam Immersion students live with Vietnamese roommates. CET has cultivated partnerships with many local organizations and worked together to design a service-learning experience that allows for extensive interaction with the local community. CET's Resident Director arranges these volunteer opportunities, which may include working at an orphanage, volunteering at a local school, working with people who are disabled, or contributing to one of the many international NGO's operating in the city.
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Asian Studies, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Beijing: Summer Intensive Chinese Language

The program at Peking University is designed for students who have studied one to three years of college-level Mandarin Chinese and who wish to further develop their language skills and cross-cultural training within a beautiful university campus in Beijing. Students are divided into four levels for intensive Mandarin language training: intermediate, high intermediate, advanced I, and advanced II. CIEE students are partnered with a Peking University student upon arrival to facilitate cross-cultural discussion and individual tutoring of the Chinese language. The program supplements the language training with weekly excursions to various areas in Beijing and has an experienced on-site director to support each student.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Summer

CIEE Siem Reap, Cambodia: Summer Cambodian Studies

The seven-week summer program in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia is designed for students to learn the history of Cambodia-from the ancient times to 1970s-and come to understand it as a case study for geopolitical issues such as nation-building, radicalism, corruption, democracy, and economic development.
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Development Studies, History, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Summer

CIEE Thailand: Community Public Health

The Community Public Health program in Thailand provides an attractive option for students interested in studying community health issues and public health policy in an Asian context—in English—coupled with learning Thai as a second language. Thailand, a country known for its innovative public health system, provides a near perfect environment for students interested in an intensive and integrated immersion experience to examine issues of public health and social services on both a regional and national level through academic lectures from public health faculty coupled with site visits to communities, NGOs, and Ministry of Public Health projects.
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Asian Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Thailand: Development and Globalization

The CIEE Study Center in Khon Kaen will allow you to engage in a unique real-world learning model and be exposed to many issues—the effects of dams and mining, urban slums, people living with HIV/AIDS, organic farming, human rights, and NGOs—from a grassroots perspective. You will become involved in an authentic exchange with villagers, NGOs, and others working for social change through site visits and hands-on field work. Finally you will get to immerse yourself in the culture through community stays, translated exchanges, Thai student roommates, peer tutors, and intensive group work.
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Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

CIEE Tokyo: Summer Japanese Studies

The Summer Program CIEE Study Center at Sophia University is designed to provide students with a supportive learning environment while students attend two courses at the Summer Session for Asian Studies at Sophia University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts. This program is ideal for students that wish to learn about Japanese culture, language, and society during a one month period while living in Asia’s most dynamic cities.
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JapaneseAsia and Oceania Summer

CIEE Turkey: Contemporary Turkish Studies

The summer program in Istanbul, Turkey is designed to give students the opportunity to learn first-hand about contemporary Turkey through special courses in Turkish history, literature, politics, visual arts and music, and society.
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History, Music, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, TurkishAsia and Oceania, Europe/UK & the Middle East Summer

Columbia University Summer Language Program in Beijing

The Summer Language Program in Beijing is an intensive nine week Chinese language program for students with at least one semester of Chinese. Based at the Central University for Nationalities (CUN), students can explore the rich cultural resources of Beijing.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Summer

Duke in China

Duke Study in China (DSIC) was inaugurated in 1982. It is one of the longest-running credit-granting programs in China administered by an American university. The program offers an intensive summer language program based in Beijing. The program is based at the prestigious University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (UIBE). UIBE is located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, which is convenient to downtown, and has a modern, well-designed, picturesque campus.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Summer

EcoQuest New Zealand

In partnership with the University of New Hampshire Department of Natural Resources, the EcoQuest Education Foundation is offering a study abroad program of intensive, applied field studies in ecology, resource management and environmental policy. We welcome applications from eligible students at accredited colleges and universities worldwide. All EcoQuest programs promote conceptual thinking, applied and integrated science, and multi-disciplinary approaches to environmental and resource management issues. Program delivery takes place in a variety of ecosytems, ranging from the mountains to the sea.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

Frontiers Abroad: Earth Systems in New Zealand

The Earth Systems programme analyzes current environmental issues arising from the interface between nature and society. The five-week field camp begins on the beaches and coral reefs of Rarotonga (Cook Islands) studying marine and coastal ecology. The programme then transitions to mainland New Zealand to study geothermal energy, kaitiakitanga, and learn environmental field techniques (water sampling, Ground Penetrating Radar, VibraCore). Earth Systems students can choose to attend the University of Auckland or the University of Canterbury, where they enroll in four courses, one of which is a research methods course based upon data collected in field camp.four courses, one of which is a research methods course based upon data collected in field camp.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Geology, Marine EcologyAsia and Oceania Winter/Spring

Frontiers Abroad: Geology in New Zealand

The Geology of New Zealand Programme (Geology) begins with a five-week field camp, a series of mapping exercises and interlinked modules, that explores the stratigraphy, mountain building, and tectonics of the South Island and the volcanology and geothermal geology of the North Island. Following field-camp students transition to a campus semester at the University of Canterbury located in Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. While at the University of Canterbury students enroll in four courses, one of which is a research methods course based upon data collected in field camp.
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GeologyAsia and Oceania Winter/Spring

GlobalLinks - Mahidol University

Mahidol University International College (MUIC) was established to deliver English-taught degree programs that embody the finest standards possible to a diverse population of full-time students from Thailand and around the world. Programs in the social sciences, business, and tourism management stand alongside offerings in health and natural sciences. In addition to these, the College offers general education courses in foreign languages and humanities. The MUIC is located at Mahidol University’s Salaya campus on 500 acres of managed land, including parklands and sports facilities. Salaya is a thriving campus town and residential suburb of Bangkok. The center of Bangkok is only 20km from campus. Although most MUIC students are Thai, there are also students from over 40 different countries attending Mahidol University. This mix of students provides an opportunity to make friends and contacts in Asia and throughout the world that will last a lifetime.
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Asian Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Cinema and Media Studies, Computer Science, Economics, International Relations, Mathematics, Psychology, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring, Spring

GlobalLinks - Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

APU offers a dual language education in Japanese and English, with most academic subjects given in both languages. This bilingual education system means no prior Japanese language experience is required for admission. APU’s international student body and teaching faculty are dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the Asia Pacific region among the peoples of the world, continuing to attract attention as the standard bearer of international education in Japan. APU’s campus is located on a hill with stunning views over the township of Beppu and its picturesque bay. Beppu, famous as Japan’s leading hot spring resort, is proud of its small-town atmosphere and tradition of hospitality to visitors and new residents from around the world.
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Asian Studies, Cross-Cultural Studies, Development Studies, East Asian Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Japanese, Political Economy, Political ScienceAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall/Winter, Spring

HECUA New Zealand: Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future

The program will examine how social and environmental factors are shaping political and ecological dimensions of identity and culture, and how New Zealanders from many different backgrounds are envisioning and creating a shared future in Aotearoa New Zealand, the "Land of the Long White Cloud." Field seminars cover a wide and carefully chosen diversity of locations and cultural perspectives on the North Island. Throughout the program, students learn from and interact with residents, politicians, technical experts, and community leaders and activists.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, Environmental and Technology Studies, HistoryAsia and Oceania Fall

IES Australia: La Trobe University

As an IES Abroad student, you can directly enroll in courses at La Trobe University, giving you access to hundreds of courses and the opportunity to study alongside your Australian peers. The La Trobe Bundoora campus, where you will be enrolled, is a community in itself, complete with markets, a theater, a cinema, shops, restaurants, and even a Wildlife Sanctuary located right next to campus that offers volunteer opportunities. La Trobe is recognized for its academic strengths in: biochemistry, ecology, engineering, environmental studies, media and journalism and social sciences.
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Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cinema and Media Studies, EnglishAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

IES China: Beijing

Beijing is a city of contrasts - a modern Asian boom-town that strives to preserve the cultural landscape of its glorious past while all around the glass and steel emblems of its dynamic present flourish. As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing attracts people from all over the country, and IES Abroad Beijing students are directly exposed to the numerous challenges being addressed in both the personal and political realms of modern China. While its new high-rises and financial institutions testify to its booming economy, remnants of Old Beijing remain. Streets lined with dumpling and noodle stands, beautiful parks bedecked with pagodas, and 19th century homes with graceful four-walled courtyards still charm visitors from around the world. Students can experience Beijing's energy first-hand through three distinct IES Abroad program options.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Japan: Nagoya

The large, thriving, modern city of Nagoya is the gateway to the vast beauty and culture of central Japan. It is one of Japan's major cities and an important industrial and cultural center. Its rich natural environment provides the backdrop for scenic areas such as Ise Bay, Nobi Plain, and the Kiso River. Nagoya Castle, originally built in 1612, Atsuta Shrine, and the Tokugawa Art Museum are among the city's many famous attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Nanzan University, site of the IES Abroad Nagoya Program, is a distinguished private university on a wooded campus on a hill above Nagoya.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Japanese, Studio ArtAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

IES Japan: Tokyo

Tokyo is a modern city of wonderful contrasts. Its dignified temples and shrines stand quietly in the shadows of massive skyscrapers. Tokyo's modernity and fast pace are somehow subdued by the serene charm of its many parks and the quiet courtesy of its people. Both energetic and graceful, Tokyo is a gateway to the fascinating culture of Japan. You can experience everything Tokyo has to offer through one of our unique programs.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, JapaneseAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

IES Melbourne

The IES Abroad Melbourne program is organized by the Australian Centre of the University of Melbourne, which is known as a leader in research and interdisciplinary teaching and has received national and international recognition for its work in developing Australian Studies. The program is designed to introduce you to the historical, cultural, and political life of Australia through enrollment in two courses.
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Cross-Cultural Studies, Literary and Cultural StudiesAsia and Oceania Summer

International Honors Program

The International Honors Program offers students a unique opportunity to examine major social justice and sustainability issues facing the world today. Students examine a thematic topic in multiple countries in the semester or academic year, exploring how people in different countries create varied solutions to the common problems they face. For over 50 years, IHP has challenged students to ask new and better questions about their lifelong roles in a global community. IHP programs offer a rigorous curriculum using different ways of learning. Experiential learning, through site visits and case studies, complements interdisciplinary team teaching led by in-country and traveling faculty. Homestays enable students to engage with local families and to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of each country.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban StudiesEurope/UK & the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, Latin America, United States and Canada, Africa Fall, Winter/Spring

International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

We offer a range of specialised undergraduate workshops including poetry, short fiction, children’s writing, environmental writing and creative nonfiction. These can also be taken independently. We have built a strong workshop culture, reflecting our belief in the importance of nurturing individual voices within a lively community of writers.
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EnglishAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

ISLE in Sri Lanka

ISLE (Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education) offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study in Sri Lanka. Since 1982, the ISLE Program has introduced over 400 American undergraduate students to Sri Lanka's history, archaeology, environment, society, religion, literature, language, politics, economics and art. Many ISLE students have subsequently returned to Sri Lanka for further studies on Fulbright grants or within the context of graduate study programs in the humanities and social sciences.
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Asian Studies, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Kansai Gaidai in Japan

The Curriculum of the Asian Studies Program is twofold; the rigorous Japanese language studies and courses in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business/Economics pertinent to Japan and Asia make it possible for participants to approach a wide array of study areas during their stay in Japan. While Japanese language instruction plays a key role in our program, we are by no means a language-training institute. For this reason, the structure of the program may not necessarily accommodate the needs of those students whose primary interest lies solely on acquisition of the Japanese language. Since all courses in the Asian Studies Program, aside from those focusing on the Japanese language, are conducted in English, it is possible for students with no previous Japanese training to pursue an in-depth study of Japan and Asia.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, JapaneseAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Middlebury Chinese Language and Culture

he C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in China, in cooperation with CET Academic Programs, offers immersion opportunities in the language and culture in three distinct locations: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming. Intended for students with an intermediate to advanced level of Chinese language, the program structure, including housing with Chinese roommates, is designed to expose students to an environment that will build upon their foundation of Chinese while rapidly increasing their knowledge of the language and culture.
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ChineseAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

Nanzan University in Japan

THE NANZAN SCHOOLS are located in the rolling hills overlooking metropolitan Nagoya and in the nearby cities of Toyota and Seto on the outskirts of Nagoya. NANZAN GAKUEN is an educational complex consisting of the university and its research institutes and study centers, a women's junior college, three high schools and a primary school. The gist of Nanzan University's education is expressed in the motto common to all Nanzan educational institutions: "Hominis Dignitati―for the dignity of all human beings." While all undergraduate and graduate programs have required courses on religion, Christianity, or ethics, promoting the objectives and character of Nanzan as a Catholic university transcends these specific courses on religious and moral values: the spirit of "Hominis Dignitati," shared by faculty members and students alike, serves as the common ground for education and research at Nanzan University. Academic excellence is defined by a focus on personal growth and communal service.
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Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Japanese, ReligionAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

National University of Singapore

Participate on Carleton's exchange program with the National University of Singapore. Ranked among the top universities in the world, this English-language University overlooks Singapore and has students from over 100 countries enrolled. This exchange allows students to take one University Scholars Program course, as well as 3-4 courses out of any offered by NUS, including Architecture, Business, Engineering, Social Sciences and many others. For further information or for an application, please contact Off-Campus Studies.
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses OfferedAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

New Zealand Universities

Direct Enrollment in New Zealand universities. A variety of courses are available; for further information refer to Arcadia's, IFSA Butler's, or the universities' own websites directly. You can also consult the Off-Campus Studies staff. Some New Zealand universities that Carleton students have attended in the past are University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, and Victoria University in Wellington. Links to sites -,
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Direct Enrollment: Many Courses Offered, Environmental and Technology Studies, Geology, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Full Academic Year, Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

The SIT Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action study abroad program is designed to empower students to make a positive contribution towards making our societies more sustainable. Students are not only given the knowledge needed to make informed judgments about environmental issues; they are inspired to believe that they can make a difference and are motivated to take action to address environmental problems. The program is based on the philosophy that environmental issues such as global climate change are so important in today’s world that all students, no matter what their major, should be 'ecologically literate.' Therefore the program welcomes students from all majors and values the diversity of academic perspectives that this brings.
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Biology, Environmental and Technology StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT China: Chinese Culture and Ethnic Minorities

Examine China's extraordinary cultural complexity in Yunnan Province, one of the world's most anthropologically and ecologically diverse locations. Through direct engagement with multiple sources of knowledge, students explore traditional cultures and beliefs, the impact of tourism on minority cultures, and the growing gap between urban and rural life in China. Intensive Chinese language instruction and homestays with host families in both urban and rural settings allow students to examine critical issues surrounding China's rich diversity from unique perspectives and in varied environments. Carefully-designed field excursions expose students to the environmental, cultural, and economic realities that characterize the region's different ethnic minorities. Visits to Dali, Lijiang, and Zhongdian bring students into direct engagement with local scholars, medical and development professionals, and Daoist, Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian religious leaders.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Studies, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine

From barefoot doctors to traditional remedies, the Chinese public health system has drawn increasing attention in the West. In the SIT Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine program, students examine Traditional Chinese Medicine and public health issues by working with professionals in the field in both urban and rural settings. Students learn and practice an array of traditional techniques alongside professionally experienced medical doctors, usually trained in both Western and traditional Chinese medicine. Students observe traditional practitioners of herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage therapy, and, in some cases, receive practical training. Additionally, students receive acupressure charts, sterile acupuncture needles, and models to practice on, as well as tuina massage practice bags, moxibustion sticks, and cups for cupping. The program’s books, among the best available on Chinese Traditional Medicine, are bilingual and cover theory, diagnosis, tuina massage, acupuncture, and moxibustion.
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Asian Studies, Chinese, East Asian Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med StudiesAsia and Oceania Summer

SIT India: Himalayan Buddhist Art and Architecture

Students can expect to: Examine Vajrayana Buddhist culture, which nourished a rich, visual tradition in sculpture, painting, and architecture; Consider the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Himalayas; Travel through the valleys of Spiti, Ladakh and Zanskar, on the Tibetan plateau; Discover the symbolism and cultural and religious significance of ancient Indian art nestled in remote locations; Learn introductory Hindi & Witness the stunning natural landscape and unusual wildlife of the western Himalayan area. The program features an 8-credit seminar on Himalayan Buddhist art and architecture.
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Art History, Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Summer

SIT India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

Examine socioeconomic development trends in northern India in the context of North Indian culture and identity. The program focuses on the state of Rajasthan, historically a princely and aristocratic state, and a center of Hindu, Jain, and Muslim traditions. Through thematic coursework, field study, and complementary educational excursions, students consider the diverse factors - internal and global - shaping India's development strategies and patterns and evaluate the sustainability of recent development efforts in North India. A central focus of the program is on capacity building, resource use, and social and economic change.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, History, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Indonesia: Arts, Religion and Social Change

Explore the relationship between religion, fine arts, performing arts, and social organization in contemporary Bali. Through thematic seminars, field study, independent research, and deep cultural immersion, students scrutinize the current and emerging debates on the future of Balinese culture and society in relation to mounting global pressures such as increased development and international tourism. Students are exposed to a variety of perspectives, including Indonesian and international academics, local writers, artists, and community leaders, through SIT’s extensive in-country networks. Specific emphasis in this program is placed on traditional and shifting Balinese art forms. Students examine topics including how religious and spiritual rituals of Balinese Hinduism lend themselves easily to artistic representation, and the manner in which new Balinese styles are emerging both from within the community and from external sources. Throughout the semester, students have unique opportunities to learn Balinese dance, the music of the Balinese gamelan ensembles, mask making, and other local artistic practices alongside well respected masters of their field.
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Art History, Dance, Development Studies, Music, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

Mongolia offers a fascinating study of the interplay between foreign engagement, economic development, and natural resource utilization. This program examines Mongolia's socio-economic and political reform; diplomatic engagement with major global economies; and regional relations. Students experience how resource management issues - including mining, conservation of pasturelands, and grazing rights - are shaping public and private life and traditional identity. During the rural excursion, students live alongside nomadic herding communities and experience some of the most pristine natural environments in the world.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Nepal: Development and Social Change

Witness the challenges facing Nepal as it works to balance tradition and progress and negotiate economic, political, and social change. Renowned for its scenery, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the remnants of tropical jungles in the tarai, Nepal is a land of complex ethnic and cultural diversity. Many Nepalese communities—shaped by their physical environments and pressured by scarce resources—have found innovative solutions that have helped them move forward in a challenging environment. Today, international development, internal political conflict, an emerging civil society, and the global market are all working to redefine Nepal in the twenty-first century. Based in the Kathmandu Valley, students also take field excursions to the tarai, the Indian hills station of Darjeeling, and a village in the Himalayas, as they examine topics ranging from preservation of historic cities to tourist impact on local culture and national parks.
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Asian Studies, Economics, Environmental and Technology Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Examine the diversity of Himalayan societies across the South Asian sub-continent, with special emphasis on the Tibetan experience and identity. Through thematic lectures and field work, students explore issues of cultural preservation, religious revival, and sub-regional geopolitics and are challenged to consider the contemporary and historic linkages connecting different Himalayan communities. Questions of self-identification and recognition, as well as issues of diaspora, exile, and migration, are important topics for analysis in this program. From the program base in Nepal, students gain access to a rich array of academic resources throughout the Kathmandu Valley and beyond, learning from prominent Tibetan and Newar Buddhist scholars, as well as regional, ethnic (Sherpa and Tamang), and community experts.
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Asian Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Examine traditional society and social transition in the context of Oceania. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and independent research, students explore processes of change in Samoa and other Pacific communities. Students consider the impact of new and different values on Pacific Island communities and social structures in light of development and globalization pressures. Topics for study in the context of the Pacific include: impacts and incorporation of Christianity; the shift from a subsistence to cash economy; introduction of human rights into a communal society; migration patterns and the role of remittances; social changes resulting from globalization, migration, and development in Samoa, American Samoa, and Fiji; and the current "coup culture" in Fiji.
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Development Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and AnthropologyAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

SIT Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

Examine economic and social development in the cultural context of Viet Nam, one of Southeast Asia's most fascinating and rapidly changing countries. After emerging from decades of war and isolation, Viet Nam today is experiencing tremendous growth and, over the last decade, has boasted one of the strongest economies in Asia. Concurrent with this growth, the country has been wrestling with critical issues such as sustainable resource management, intense urbanization, changing family and marriage patterns, and integration with global networks and institutions. Students in the Viet Nam: National Development and Globalization program examine these trends firsthand. Through interdisciplinary coursework, field study, and complementary educational excursions led by academic and community experts, students learn about Viet Nam's history, social characteristics, and recent economic development trends. Intensive language study and meaningful homestays, in two distinct regions, further facilitate deep cultural immersion and cross cultural learning.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, East Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

The Alliance for Global Education in Beijing

This program offers students 12 class hours per week of Chinese language during the fall and spring semesters and 15 hours per week during the summer as well as the opportunity to examine modern China through courses in English in several disciplines including economics, film studies, women’s studies, and cultural studies. Students may enroll for a semester, summer, or academic year, or a combination of a semester and summer term. Students are encouraged to consider spending their second term in China in a different Alliance program to deepen their knowledge of China’s regional diversity. Click here to view a full listing of textbooks and lessons by Alliance program and Chinese language level.
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Chinese, East Asian Studies, Economics, Political Economy, Political ScienceAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

The Alliance for Global Education in India: Development, Environment, Public Health

The program is designed for students from a wide variety of majors and academic interests, with a curriculum that spans development studies, economics, public health, environmental studies, international affairs, political science, film and media studies, anthropology, history, and women's studies. By providing a core academic base and allowing progressive specialization though electives, culminating in an internship or directed research project of the student's own choosing, the Alliance's Contemporary India program takes an interdisciplinary yet focused approach to these timely and provocative issues, both as they apply to India and in their global context.
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Asian Studies, Development Studies, Political Economy, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer

The Alliance for Global Education in India: Public Health and Indian Studies at Manipal University

Located in the heart of the coastal belt of Karnataka, just north of Kerala, this exciting new program focuses primarily on health sciences, with direct-enroll course options addressing rural public health, global health, national health policy, and Ayurveda. These courses include field-based practicum components alongside other Manipal students, with regular visits to the university’s rural health clinics and main hospital. In addition to courses on public health, students also take courses on Indian Studies, including a specially-designed Contemporary Indian Society course exclusively for Alliance students, and other electives within the university’s Study Abroad Programme (SAP). Students primarily interested in Indian Studies can also opt out of the public health courses and participate fully in Manipal’s general SAP.
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Environmental and Technology Studies, Public Health/Pre-Med Studies, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall, Winter/Spring

University of Iowa in South India

Located in Mysore, a lovely mid-sized city in the southern state of Karnataka, the University of Iowa's Semester in South India program allows students to explore India's rich classical heritage and the contemporary forces that are rapidly reshaping this powerful nation. Through classes, field trips and independent study, students learn firsthand the depth of India's past, the issues faced by its society today, and the questions it faces for the future.
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Asian Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Religion, South Asian StudiesAsia and Oceania Fall

Waseda Oregon Summer Japanese Program

The Waseda Summer Japanese Program offers 12-15 quarter credits (8-10 semester credits) of Japanese language in six weeks. The first three weeks take place at the Seminar House in Hachioji, and the following three weeks take place at the main waseda campus in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The Summer Japanese Program has four (4) levels of Comprehensive Japanese and Japanese Language Skills Course offered including workshops. The Comprehensive Japanese level that a student is placed into determines which workshops he/she can take. Waseda gives an online placement test to all participants, no matter what their language background.
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JapaneseAsia and Oceania Summer

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