East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies | Study Abroad Programs
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This program will operate during the Spring and Summer terms in Shanghai, China. Students may enroll for the Spring term (6 weeks), the Summer term (6 weeks) or both terms (12 weeks). Each term, students register for 2 out of 3 courses in language, area studies, and/or general education. Courses will be taught by GVSU faculty as well as faculty from East China Normal University in Shanghai. A core component of this program focuses on hands-on learning through field trips.
Established in 1951, ECNU is one of China's most respected schools of higher learning. International students have been attending ECNU since the 1960's. In 1993 the International College of Chinese Culture was established to meet the rising demand for the study of Chinese language and culture. The university has set up a teaching building with classrooms, audio-visual rooms, computer rooms, reading rooms, and language labs to meet the needs of students studying language at the college.
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) study abroad program is a product of the strong sister-state relationship between the State of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture. It is located on the shore of Lake Biwa in the City of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Its programs are dedicated to building relationships between Japanese, Americans, and other nationalities through active learning and participation in language, culture, family life and society. JCMU has been welcoming students of all majors since 1989.
Dating back to 1949, ICU is a result of cooperative planning by Japanese and North American educators. The University follows three principle commitments as its mission: academic, Christian, and international. ICU's most valuable quality is its international commitment to not only introduce others to the Japanese culture, but also to offer Japan's students a wider understanding of the world in which they live.
GVSU students may choose to participate in a non-GVSU program sponsored by another institution or study abroad organization. All non-GVSU programs must be approved by the Director of study abroad and international partnerships and be recognized by a U.S. and/or foreign accredited university. As long as your program of choice is approved, you will receive GVSU credit and will be considered for federal financial aid.
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