ASIA

  • China

    Associated Colleges in China Program (Beijing) 
    Summer, fall, or full year. Prerequisite: Chinese 104, minimal, or the equivalent. Students who have completed 104 only will be required to enroll in the summer program. This is an intensive language program hosted by Minzu University.

    CET Academic Program in China (Beijing or Harbin)
    Summer, fall, spring, or full year. Prerequisite: Chinese 104 or the equivalent. This is an intensive language program designed for advanced or advanced-intermediate students with research interests in China, and allows for independent study. Applicants will meet with Professor Zhu to determine which location best suits their language skills. 

    Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (Beijing)
    Summer, fall, spring, or full year.  Prerequisite: Chinese 218 or the equivalent and permission of College of East Asian Studies.  This is an intensive language program hosted by Tsinghua University.

    C.V. Starr - Middlebury School in China (Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming)
    Fall, spring, or full year.  Prerequisite: four semesters of college-level Chinese (five preferred). Applicants must complete successfully a Chinese language course during the semester of application. Language and content courses.

    We list below some academic strengths for each university. This does NOT mean that other departments at a given institution are not strong, or that you will not find those disciplines elsewhere. Most of these universities offer solid literature and history courses. 

    Capital Normal University (Beijing):  Arts, ECON, GOVT

    Yunnan University (Kunming):  ANTH, social sciences, ENVS/COE

    Zhejiang University of Technology (Hangzhou):  Humanities, HIST, RELI

  • India

    Antioch University Buddhist Studies (Burmese Vihar Monastery, Bodh Gaya)
    Fall only. Intensive program that focuses on Buddhism. Hindi or Tibetan language study, independent study, courses in religion, anthropology, Asian history. Especially strong for religion majors.

    Middlebury School in India  (Delhi) 
    Fall or Spring. Based at St. Stephen’s College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), both part of the larger University of Delhi with offerings in the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. The language of instruction at the colleges is English. Participants required to study Hindi language.

    SIT - India (New Delhi)
    Fall or Spring. Public health, policy advocacy and community with a focus on marginalized populations. Participants required to study Hindi language. Includes a week long workshop with an Indian NGO or public health institution.

    Summer (in Madison, studying Hindi) plus fall or full year.  Regional studies and language program, includes homestay, independent study. Especially appropriate for students who are highly motivated and have very clear goals.
  • Japan

    Associated Kyoto Program (Kyoto)
    Fall, Spring or Full year only. Prerequisite: Japanese 104 or the equivalent, plus one course about Japan. Language and area studies, homestay. Especially strong for students seeking instruction in ARHA, HIST. For details, see OSA staff or Naho Maruta. For reserve programs, students must obtain permission from Naho Maruta.

    IES - Nanzan University (Nagoya) 
    Fall or spring. Prerequisite: Japanese 104 or the equivalent. Language and area studies, some studio art, homestay.

    International Christian University (Tokyo)
    Full year only. Prerequisite: Japanese 104 or the equivalent. Language, Japanese studies, social sciences. Restricted to students needing major courses not offered through AKP

    Kansai Gaidai University (Hirakata)
    Fall, spring, or full year.  Prerequisite: Japanese 104 or the equivalent and 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students with Japanese area studies coursework. Language courses in Japanese, area studies, social science, and humanities courses in English.

    The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies - KCJS (Kyoto)
    Fall, spring, or full year.  Prerequisite: Japanese 206 or equivalent. Participants take two language courses and two discipline-based courses taught in English. 

    Waseda University (Tokyo) *Early Deadline*
    Spring (Feb-July) or full year (Sept-July). Prerequisite: Japanese 104 or equivalent. Language and area studies courses. Homestay. Especially strong for students seeking instruction in ANTH, ARHA, COMP, GOVT, Japanese Literature.

  • Nepal

    Pitzer College in Nepal (Kathmandu) 
    Fall or spring. Language, area studies, independent study. Includes home stay, trek, group project.

    SIT - Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples (Kathmandu) 
    Fall or spring. Language, life and culture, independent study. Concentrates on history, politics, Buddhism, and Tibetan culture. Travel to Tibet and/or Bhutan as conditions permit.
  • Taiwan
    CIEE in Taipei (Taipei)
    Fall, spring, or academic year. Prerequisite: Chinese 104 or the equivalent, and one course on China. Language and regional studies. Best for EAST, CHIN, literature, and urban studies.