Asian Studies

NEW:  Sustainability in Asia:  Interdisciplinary studies at Beloit College with 3-week field studies in China (2017, 2019) and Japan (2018, 2020).  

China – Henan University in Kaifeng or Shandong University in Jinan (Ex)

Fall, academic year Language: Chinese.  Prereqs: 2 years of college-level Mandarin Chinese, one or more Chinese area studies courses (history, politics, art history).  Housing: Dormitories. Details: Intensive focus on speaking, writing and reading Chinese language with other international students.  Month-long project on a site of the student's choosing is at the center of Chinese Cities in Transition, a course taught remotely by a Beloit College faculty member.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Hong Kong - Lingnan University (Ex)

Fall, spring Language: English. Prereqs: 2.5 GPA. Previous coursework with an Asian focus.  Housing: Dormitories.  Details: Hong Kong's only liberal arts university.  Mandarin language study possible.  Social science and humanities courses.  Students are encouraged to enroll in courses with a focus on Hong Kong and/or with a service-learning component.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

India – Minnesota Studies in International Development, Bangalore (P)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: 2.5 GPA. Experience in India, coursework focused on India and/or development, and/or volunteer/internship experience preferred. Housing: Host family. Details4.25 units of credit.  Coursework focused on program theme. Hindi language instruction. Pre-departure assigned readings. Semester schedule:  Orientation, coursework (7 weeks), grassroots internship (6 weeks), concluding seminar (1 week).  Field trips.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower 

India and Bhutan/Tibet Autonomous Region – SIT: Tibetan and Himalayan Studies (P)

Fall, spring Language: English.  Prereqs: c. 3.0 GPA, previous coursework or research related to the program theme.  Housing: 6-week homestay in Kathmandu, homestays and/or guesthouses/hostels on visits to Tibetan communities outside of Kathmandu.  Details:  Courses on religion, politics, field methods, Tibetan, plus a  4-week independent study project.  Urban and rural stays. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same.  SIT offers some scholarship assistance.

Indonesia – SIT: Arts, Religion and Social Change, Bali  (P)

Fall, spring  Language: English.  Prereqs: None.  Housing: Host families. Details: Coursework on program theme.  Independent study project.  Field study trips.  Bahasa Indonesian language instruction.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Japan – Akita International University, Akita City(Ex)

Fall (September-December), spring (March-July)  Language:  English &  Japanese.  Prereqs: 2.5 GPA, 2 years of college-level Japanese. One or more Japanese area studies courses (art history, history, politics).  Housing: Dormitories with Japanese roommates. Details:  Courses in Global Studies, Global Business, Japanese language, and Japanese studies. Residential campus with Japan’s only 24-hour library in a region of north Japan known for its natural beauty.  Beloit students may also enroll in In Search of Modern Japan during their semester at AIU, a course taught remotely by a Beloit College faculty member.  See also information below about Rural Landscapes in Transition.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same.  Note:  See the Scholarships page for information on funding for study in Japan.

Japan – Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka (Ex)

Fall, spring Language: English. Prereqs. 3.0 GPA, 2 years college-level Japanese, 3.0 GPA in Japanese; previous coursework in Asian studies (art history, history, politics. Housing: Host family (strongly recommended), dormitory, or apartments with international students.  Details: Asian Studies Program courses focused on Japan and taught in English; intensive Japanese language study.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same. Note:  See the Scholarships page for information on funding for study in Japan.



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. Higher:  Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. Significantly Higher:  $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last updated: 8/16