EAS students are strongly encouraged to participate in short-term, semester, or year-long study abroad programs, especially ones that include language study, in East Asian countries.

 In China, our students take part in year-long, semester, and summer programs at the Jesuit consortium Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, of which JCU was a founding member.  To learn more about Fall, Spring, and Summer programs at The Beijing Center, visit its website at:  www.thebeijingcenter.org.  In most circumstances, most JCU financial aid can travel with JCU students to the Fall and/or Spring semester at The Beijing Center.

In Japan, our students can choose between year-long or summer exchange programs offered by Sophia University in Tokyo or Nanzan University in Nagoya; or semester-long study abroad at Kansai-Gaidai University, near Osaka.

Sophia University is a Jesuit university with liberal arts and business courses taught in English. http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng

Nanzan University is a Catholic university offering intensive language instruction and cultural training: http://www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/English/cjs/index.html

Kansai-Gaidai University near Osaka offers an Asian Studies curriculum in an American-style semester format: http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/

Up-to-date information about these and additional study abroad and exchange opportunities in East Asian countries, including South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand, is available through the Center for Global Education at www.jcu.edu/global.