In America and Western cultures, people are vocal about their own opinions and light conflict is assumed as normal. Japanese people may indirectly avoid you as opposed to directly addressing a conflict, as conflict is highly avoided. I definitely consider my actions and how they affect a group’s overall needs more than I did before I lived in Japan.
Jonah Shlaes, Rikkyo University, Japan, Academic Year 2015-2016
NEW: Sustainability in Asia: Interdisciplinary studies at Beloit College with 3-week field studies in China (2017, 2019) and Japan (2018, 2020).
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
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
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. Details: 4.25 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
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.
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
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.
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