Studying abroad is integral part of foreign culture studies and is encouraged for all students who choose to pursue the East Asian Studies major or the East Asian Studies minor.
For students of Chinese, Gettysburg College is affiliated with study-abroad programs in Beijing and Shanghai jointly administered by CET Academic Programs, Capital Normal University, and Donghua University. In addition to language study through the advanced level, the program offers a wide range of courses appropriate to the China specialization within the East Asian Studies major or minor.
For students of Japanese, Gettysburg College is affiliated with Kansai Gaidai University and Temple University Japan. Kansai Gaidai is located in Hirakata City, between the business and industrial center of Osaka and the ancient capital of Kyoto. Temple University Japan is located in downtown Tokyo. Both universities offer instruction in Japanese language and a full range of courses on Japanese topics in English. Students may also choose to attend other universities in Japan. Credit for courses taken at Kansai Gaidai may be transferred and counted towards the electives for the major and minor with departmental approval.
Photo: Study-abroad students Sarah Slater (left) and Noor Oweis at the Great Wall of China.