What are the benefits of study abroad for someone in Asian Studies?
While cross-cultural competency is important for any citizen, graduates of this degree combine their classroom study with the immeasurable experiential growth that occurs while living in another culture. This combination of classroom and real world experience assures us that we are putting forth graduates who have the tools to live and work towards a more peaceful and just socety. Students in this field must complete at least one study abroad or overseas internship experience to help them develop cross-cultural competence, proficiency in a language other than English and learn about topics related to Asian studies.
When is the best time for History students to go Asian Studies?
Students should not wait until the last term of their senior year to satisfy this requirement. Some students may choose to go abroad more than once in careful consultation with their advisor. Timing depends on the exact requirements you’d like to fulfill, so start planning early to identify the ideal timeline to go abroad.
What types of academic requirements can I fulfill abroad?
Study abroad or internship requirement: Students in this major must complete an advisor-approved study abroad or internship experience(s) that reflects major/language of study. Study abroad or internship must be at least 5 weeks in length.
Language requirements: The Asian studies major requires 3 years of one Asian language or equivalent OR 2 years of one Asian language and one of another or equivalent. Whenever possible, the study abroad/internship should relate to the language(s).
Major requirements: Students should focus upon courses which meet requirements in the Global Studies major. Students should consult with their advisor for potential exceptions for courses taken overseas to count toward the Asian studies track.
University-wide and college requirements: Students may be able to take courses that will fulfill Tier II and other college-level requirements, although this is not the primary focus of the experience.
What are other academic considerations for someone in Asian Studies?
Students should start at least a year in advance to plan for overseas internship or study abroad and consult with education abroad staff and their academic advisor before committing to a program.
What do I do next?
Visit our Planning Your Experience page to discover the steps you'll need to take.
| Sample STUDY ABROAD programs for
Global Studies: Asia
Cambodia: CIEE - Summer Cambodian Studies
China: Hong Kong Baptist University Exchange
China: IEP - Semester in Beijing
China: USAC - Chengdu
China: USAC - Shanghai
Chinese Language & Culture - Beijing
India: AIFS - Study in Hyderabad
CIEE - Arts & Sciences
Living Routes - Integral Sustainability at Auroville
Indonesia: Ohio University - The Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian and Malay
PETRA - Indonesian Spectrum
Japan: Chubu University - Japanese Language Study
Musashi University Exchange
Asia Learn - Asia Pacific University
Malaysia: Asia Learn - Swinburne University of Technology
Singapore: Nanyang Technological University Exchange
Thailand: IEP - Semester in Thailand
Thailand: IEP - Summer in Thailand
Thailand: CIEE - Development & Globalization
The Education Abroad Network: Thailand and Cambodia
Vietnam: CIEE - Language & Culture
Vietnam: CET – Vietnamese Studies and Service Learning
India: ISA - University of Hyderabad
Additional opportunities available! Click here to view more program options & come to walk-in advising, Mon-Fri, 1-4 PM.
Transfer credit may be earned on approved Non-OHIO & exchange programs. Students participating on these programs should complete a Foreign Study Checklist (available at the Office of Education Abroad) to seek pre-approval prior to departure. Students wishing to utilize financial aid and scholarships, click here. OHIO scholarships may not apply to all programs listed on this page. Students should research the country where they plan to study at www.travel.state.gov. Students traveling to a country with a state department warning will be required to sign a waiver (available in the Walter International Education Center) prior to departure.
| Work, Volunteer, Intern suggestions for
Global Studies: Asia
IEP (Full-time on-campus advisor available at the Office of Education Abroad)
Internship opportunities are available in New Zealand, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, and Italy. IEP internships are tailored to each individual student's needs and interests and can last anywhere from one month to a full semester. Interested students can set up an appointment with Frances Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Walter International Education Center.
Cross Cultural Solutions
Internships and volunteer opportunities in Ghana, India, Costa Rica, China and more in areas like health, education and social services.
Employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities are available. Amnesty International currently has more than 100 volunteers and interns working for them.
United Nations Development Program
Work or volunteer to promote peace and global development abroad.
For an extensive list of opportunities to work, volunteer, or intern abroad please click here.
Students should consult their academic department regarding earning credit for internships. Students will not receive transfer credit for internship programs UNLESS the internship is required of a student’s major and the student receives pre-approval for the internship. Students should register with the Office of Education Abroad before traveling overseas.
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