Office of International Studies

Asia

     CHINA

Associated Colleges in China Program (Beijing) 
Summer, fall, or full year. Requires at least Chinese 104 or the equivalent (students who have not gone beyond 104 must participate in the summer program. This is an intensive language program hosted by Minzu University.

CET Academic Program in China (Beijing or Harbin. Student must meet with Professor Zhu to determine which location best suits their language skills.)
Summer, fall, spring, or full year.  Requires at least 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.

Duke Study in China Program (Beijing and Kunming) 
Summer or Fall, or both.  2 credits for the summer, 4 for the fall.  Requires at least 1 year of Chinese, 2 preferred.  Focus is on language and Chinese culture.  Summer program in Beijing, Fall program in Kunming.

Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (Beijing)
Summer, fall, spring, or full year.  Requires at least Chinese 218 or the equivalent and permission of Asian Language & Literatures Dept.  This is an intensive language programhosted by Tsinghua University.

C.V. Starr - Middlebury School in China (Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming)
Fall, spring, or full year.  Requires four semesters of college-level Chinese; five preferred, and applicants must be taking Chinese in 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.  You can find good literature and history courses at most of these universities.

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.  Intense thematic program focused on Buddhism; Hindi or Tibetan language study, independent study, courses in religion, anthropology, Asian history. Especially strong for religion majors.

Brown in India (St. Stephen's College, Delhi)
Fall (mid-June to December), or full year.  Direct enrollment, range of fields, Hindi language study required. This program is strong in chemistry, economics, English, FGSS, history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
 
School for International Training - India: National Identity and the Arts (Delhi)
Fall or spring. Hindi and Tamil language and possibly French, life and culture, independent study. Program visits Delhi and Varanasi, Bodhgaya as well as Kolkata (Calcutta).

University of Wisconsin-Madison College Year in India (Varanasi/Madurai) 
Summer (in Madison, studying Hindi) plus fall or full year.  Regional studies and language program, includes homestay, independent study. A program for highly motivated students who know what they wish to achieve during the year.

     JAPAN

*Associated Kyoto Program*
Fall, Spring or Full year only. Requires at least Japanese 104 or the equivalent, plus 1 course about Japan. Language and area studies, homestay. ARHA, HIST. For details, see Gail Winter or Professor Takahashi.
Reserve programs: (students must get permission from Professor Takahashi)

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

International Christian University (Tokyo)
Full year only. Wesleyan requires at least 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.  Wesleyan requires at least Japanese 104 or the equivalent; preference is given to students with Japanese area studies coursework. Minimum GPA 3.0. Language courses in Japanese; area studies, social science, and humanities courses in English.

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies - KCJS 
Fall, spring, or full year.  Requires Japanese 206 or equivalent. Participants take 2 language courses and 2 discipline-based courses taught in English.  The application deadline for Spring 2012 is September 17, 2011.

Waseda University (Tokyo)) *Early Deadline January 8, 2014 for Fall 14', Spring 15' & Year 14/15’
Spring (Feb-July) or full year (Sept-July). Wesleyan requires Japanese 104 or equivalent. Language and area studies courses. ANTH, ARHA, COMP, GOVT, Japanese Literature, Homestay

     KOREA

Yonsei University Undergraduate Program in International Studies (Seoul)
Fall, spring, or full year.  Wesleyan requires one year of college-level Korean or equivalent. Language, and courses in humanities and social sciences.\

     NEPAL

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

School for International Training - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples (some travel to Tibet and/or Bhutan as conditions permit)
Fall or spring. Language, life and culture, independent study. Concentrates on history, politics, Buddhism, and Tibetan culture.

     TAIWAN

CIEE in Taipei
Fall, spring, or academic year.  Requires at least Chinese 104 or the equivalent, and 1 course on China. Language and regional studies. Best for EAST, CHIN, literature, and urban studies.