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Hitotsubashi University Exchange

In this program, you will directly enroll in courses at Hitotsubashi University in western Tokyo. Hitotsubashi University is the only university in Japan to specialize exclusively in the humanities and social sciences. Since its foundation in 1875, Hitotsubashi has been at the forefront of Japan’s innovation. It has been a powerhouse for generations of Japan’s globally active business leaders as well as a research hub producing cutting-edge research in the global academic network of the social sciences. Currently, Hitotsubashi has approximately 4,400 undergraduate students, of which more than...

Waseda University Exchange

Waseda University is a private university located in the heart of Tokyo. Consistently ranked as one of the best universities in Japan, Waseda has produced many of the nation’s top minds, including seven Japanese Prime Ministers and CEOs for Sony, Honda, Toshiba, Fujitsu, and UNIQLO. A large international university, Waseda has more than 54,000 students, 5,000 of which are international students from more than 90 countries. Being at a large university means there are many opportunities and resources available to you, such as numerous student clubs, and the International Communication Center,...

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou

Spend a term in Suzhou taking courses at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Suzhou is located in China's economic epicenter. It’s a city full of market opportunities for investors all around the world. Suzhou also has the largest local economy in Jiangsu. The city's main industries are telecommunications, IT and electronics. Classes will be held at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University based in Suzhou.

Tohoku University Exchange

In this exchange program, directly enroll in classes at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. Tohoku University is a major hub for research and STEM studies with 18,000 students and 2,900 international students. You can choose from four different programs that offer coursework in the sciences, social sciences, and more. Some programs offer classes taught in English, while other programs require Japanese proficiency, as the classes are taught in Japanese. Research opportunities are also available. The university has five campuses in a city of 1 million people. Tohoku University has over 300...

Seoul National University Exchange

In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at Seoul National University. South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University (SNU) is a highly ranked university, with more than 28,000 students, including 1,900 international students. SNU has many notable international alumni, including former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. The large campus includes a shuttle for students to get around between classes. A variety of student clubs, an international student association, and a buddy program offer opportunities to integrate into campus life...

Nagoya University Exchange

In this exchange program, you will directly enroll in classes at Nagoya University. Nagoya University was established in 1939 as Japan’s seventh imperial university, and has since developed into the pre-eminent university in the Chubu region. Approximately 16,500 students are enrolled at the university, 2,400 of whom form a lively international community. The Nagoya University Program for Academic Exchange (NUPACE) offers a unique curriculum consisting of Japanese language instruction, Japan area/intercultural studies, and over 1,000 courses in various fields of study taught in English. A...

Chulalongkorn University Exchange

In this exchange program, you will directly enroll in classes at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. A top university in Thailand, Chulalongkorn University was founded in 1917 by King Vajiravudh to honor his father, King Chulalongkorn. The current enrollment is approximately 40,000 students. The campus extends over a 456-acre tract of land, and includes facilities such as a health center, library, counseling center, and gym. There are a variety of student clubs available, including clubs focused on academics, sports, arts and culture, or community service. There are several...

Sungshin University Exchange

Sungshin University is one of the leading private women’s institutions in Korea. Note: while this is a women’s university, male exchange students and male graduate students are accepted. The university has 13 colleges, and an enrollment of 13,000 students, including around 300 international students. Exchange students will take Korean language classes and/or content classes in English or Korean. There are also a variety of opportunities to learn about Korean culture. Exchange students can participate in cultural activities including a traditional tea ceremony, Korean dance, making bibimbap,...

SIT: Summer Geoscience in the Himalaya

Tucked between China and India, Nepal is dominated by the Himalaya, known for many of Earth’s highest peaks and deepest gorges. Learn to “read” rocks and dive deep into geology to understand past and present Earth processes. Your geological trek will take you from the rain-soaked region south of the mountains, between two peaks higher than 8,000 meters, and to the arid edge of the Tibetan Plateau to the north. The active tectonics of Asia mean a high earthquake risk for many Himalayan communities. The steep mountain slopes and intense rainfall make landslides another hazard. These, combined...

SIT: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples in Kathmandu

The dynamics of Tibet and the Himalaya span from ancient times to the present day. Discover the history of the region’s border tensions, religious belief systems and politics. Learn about the Tibetan Government in Exile; CIA intervention in Tibet; the Dalai Lama and his Middle Way approach; negotiations with China; and human rights in Tibet. Spend six weeks in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital and home to a significant Tibetan exile community. Study Tibetan medicine, symbolism, music, art, meditation and retreat. Explore the shamanistic features of the indigenous Tibetan religion, Bön, at an...

CIEE: Summer Accelerated Chinese Language in Shanghai

Note: CIEE has suspended this program for Summer 2021 due to COVID-19 The Summer Accelerated Chinese Language program is designed to provide you with with strong foundation in Chinese language while also offering ample opportunities to observe and experience the fast changing pace of Shanghai. You will participate in daily courses and one-on-one engagement, with language instrction available at various levels of proficiency. This program also offers peer tutorials and language clinics, homestays, cultural activities and volunteer opportunities. You will be required to take two consecutive...
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