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Study Abroad

Adviser: Jina Kim

Junior Year Abroad programs are encouraged at approved institutions in East Asia; we recommend the Associated Kyoto Program for Japan; Associated Colleges in China (ACC) for China; and Ewha Women's University for Korea. Approved programs can be found at the Office for International Study Web site.

Requirements

Courses taken at Junior Year Abroad programs, as well as courses taken away from Smith at other institutions, may count toward the major under the following conditions:

Recommended Study Abroad Programs

The following programs are strongly recommended for EAS majors who wish to study abroad and continue their language studies.

Be sure to consult with your major advisor as you make your study abroad plans.

 

CHINA

Associated Colleges in China (Smith-affiliated program)
TERMS: Summer/Fall/Spring
LOCATION: Beijing
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Mandarin
PRE-REQUISITES: One year of college-level Chinese (second-year Chinese offered summer only).
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: ACC is a language-intensive program with an extremely rigorous study schedule. Students should expect to spend most of their time attending classes, completing assignments and studying. A language pledge is upheld by professors and staff. 35-40 undergraduate and graduate students attend. Second-year Chinese offered summer only; Third- and fourth-year offered all three terms. Preference is given to students studying two consecutive terms. Students live in foreign student dorm and have day visits to host families on weekends. ACC is run by Hamilton College and hosted by Minzu University of China (MUC) in Beijing.

http://www.hamilton.edu/china

Middlebury in China, in association with CET - Hangzhou
TERMS: Fall/Spring/Year
LOCATION: Hangzhou
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Mandarin
PRE-REQUISITES: Two years of college-level Chinese study or equivalent.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Study at Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, 100 miles from Shanghai. Course work includes a one-on-one tutorial, one-on-two speaking class, and electives including classical Chinese, newspaper reading and Chinese film studies. A wide range of co-curricular activities is also available. Students who study for the full year have the option of enrolling in a mainstream course with Chinese students in the spring. Students are paired with a ZUT students and live in university dormitories.

http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/china/hangzhou

Middlebury in China, in association with CET - Beijing
TERMS: Fall/Spring/Year
LOCATION: Beijing
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Mandarin
PRE-REQUISITES: Two years of college-level Chinese study or equivalent.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Based at Capitol Normal University, students gain a broad understanding of Chinese culture, history and issues of contemporary significance, while allowing them the flexibility to focus on specific issues through service learning or focused study. Course work includes a one-on-one tutorial, one-on-two speaking class, and electives. A wide range of co-curricular activities is also available. Students who study for the full year have the option of enrolling in a mainstream course with Chinese students in the spring. Students are paired with CNU students and live in university dormitories.

http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/china/beijing

Middlebury in China, in association with CET- Kunming
TERMS: Fall/Spring/Year
LOCATION: Kunming
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Mandarin
PRE-REQUISITES: Two years of college-level Chinese study or equivalent
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Based at Yunnan University, students gain an understanding of Chinese culture and society and are immersed in a region of more than twenty-six ethnic groups. Students have the opportunity to study and work on issues related to the environment, take courses in departments such as anthropology alongside their Chinese counterparts. Course work includes a one-on-one tutorial, one-on-two speaking class, and electives. A wide range of co-curricular activities is also available. Students who study for the full year have the option of enrolling in a mainstream course with Chinese students in the spring. Students are paired with YU students and live in university dormitories.

http://www.middlebury.edu/sa/china/kunming

The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University
TERMS: Fall/Spring/Year
LOCATION: Beijing
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Chinese
PRE-REQUISITES: Prerequisites include the equivalent of two years of college-level Mandarin by the application deadline.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: U.S.-sponsored Chinese language program intended for undergraduates, graduates, professionals and established scholars who aspire to advanced competence. Students spend approximately twenty hours per week in class, with one individual class and the three hours of small group classes daily (1:3 teacher to student ratio for group classes). Students have the choice of living in dormitories or living with host families.

http://ieas.berkeley.edu/iup

 

JAPAN

Smith consortium program
Smith in Japan: Associated Kyoto Program
TERM: Year
LOCATION: Kyoto
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Japanese, English
PRE-REQUISITES: One year of Japanese and one Japan-related course other than language.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: AKP emphasizes Japanese language acquisition, and elective courses include Japanese history, culture, literature, politics and economics taught in English by consortium faculty. AKP is based at Doshisha University, and students live with host families. Students may join Doshisha student clubs and circles or study traditional arts with local teachers and artists through AKP's network in Kyoto.
NOTE: Interested students may contact professors Marnie Anderson, Maki Hubbard, James Hubbard, Thomas Rohlich or Dennis Yasutomo.

http://www.associatedkyotoprogram.org/

Japan Study                                                                  Established in 1963, Japan Study is one of the oldest and most comprehensive programs in educational exchange and development linking colleges and universities in the United States and Japan. Based at Earlham College, Japan Study links member colleges of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest with those of Waseda University in Japan. These colleges and universities are recognized as among the leading educational institutions in the respective societies. Waseda University has about 45,000 students. Japan Study has made important contributions toward fostering the growth of international and intercultural understanding among a significant number of Japanese and American students and faculty.

http://japanstudy.earlham.edu/

 

KOREA

CIEE at Yonsei University
TERMS: Fall/Spring/Year
LOCATION: Seoul
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Korean, English
PRE-REQUISITES:
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Yonsei, a university with 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and is 20 minutes from the center of Seoul. The Division of International Education offers "junior year abroad" courses in English; students proficient in Korean may take general university courses.

Summer Program at Ewha Woman's University (Seoul)
Each year, Smith College selects six students to attend Ewha International Summer School tuition free. Applicants with a strong interest in studying the Korean language and culture, one year of Korean study and a 3.0 GPA are preferred. Korean nationals are not generally eligible. Students may also apply for International Experience Grants for financial assistance. Applications for the Smith competition are available here and are due February 21, 2011. Students who are selected by Smith are responsible for applying directly to Ewha International Summer School for admission and for obtaining the proper visa.

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/korea/seoul/summer-korean-studies/#1rightForYou

Seoul National University Korean Language and Culture Program
TERMS: Fall/Spring/Year
LOCATION: Seoul
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Korean, English
PRE-REQUISITES:
HIGHLIGHTS: First developed bu SNU's Language Education Institute in 1969 to provide intensive Korean language training to foreign students admitted to Korean Universities and to those interested in learning Korean. Offers language instruction, courses in Korean and English at SNU. Students live in dormitories or off-campus.

http://lei.snu.ac.kr/site/en/klec/main/main.jsp

http://www.useoul.edu/admission/adm0701_3.jsp