East Asian Studies Abroad

Picture entering an ornate temple in Taiwan and listening to its whispers of antique tales. Imagine attending Songkran, a water festival in the middle of the hottest month of the summer, and being a part of a country-wide celebration. Visualize yourself sitting front row at a Japanese theater witnessing a powerful and colorful Kabuki performance. Studying abroad gives you the ability to experience all of the above. 

East Asian Studies Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

East Asian Studies major minor

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PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying East Asian Studies.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Available Courses

China

Summer School

PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (3 credits) AND 

SOC/WGS 350: Family and Gender in the Developing World (3 credits)

Japan

Japanese Theatre & Culture

EAS 333: Japanese Theatre (3 credits) AND

JPN 285: Japanese Language in Practice (3 credits)

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

China

East China Normal University

Partnership 

Available Courses

China

ESSCA Shanghai 

Partnership 

Available Courses

Indonesia

Asia Exchange: Udayana University in Bali

External

Available Courses

Japan

International Christian University

Partnership

Available Courses

Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Partnership

Available Courses

Singapore 

Singapore Management University

External

Available Courses

South Korea

Seoul Tech

Partnership

Available Courses

Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University 

Partnership 

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

China

USAC: Southwest Minzu University

External

Available Courses

Japan

Japan Center for Michigan Universities

Affiliate

Available Courses

South Korea

Pusan National University

External

Available Courses


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in East Asian Studies internship abroad.

Internships Abroad

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EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

Browse More Programs

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ACADEMIC ADVICE

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year. 
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad. 
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement. 

 

GENERAL ADVICE

  • Students may take courses that satisfy some requirements in their East Asian Studies major or the General Education program. Be sure to begin planning at least six months in advance. 
  • Students should make sure they will have met prerequisites such as language and other foundation courses before they go abroad; it is important that students have prepared themselves adequately in the language of the country they will be visiting to maximize their study abroad learning experience. 
  • Many study abroad programs offer a wide selection of courses, including East Asian Studies for your minor and History courses. 

 

To determine the GVSU Course Equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page.

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans. 

For more information email the Department Contact.  

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The William & Amy Crawley Japanese Scholarship

Freeman Asia Scholarship

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page

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DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Kin Ma

B-4-204 Mackinac Hall

makin@gvsu.edu

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