Studying abroad is an ideal way to learn language and culture more quickly and thoroughly; it is an integral part of foreign culture studies. We strongly encourage East Asian Studies majors and minors to study abroad for a semester or a year.
Gettysburg College is affiliated with study-abroad programs in Beijing, Kunming, and Shanghai, administered by SIT and CET Academic Programs.
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.
Photo: Study-abroad students Sarah Slater (left) and Noor Oweis at the Great Wall of China.
Gettysburg College is affiliated with Kansai Gaidai University and Temple University Japan. 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.
Kansai Gaidai University is in Hirakata City, between the business and industrial center of Osaka and the ancient capital of Kyoto. Kansai Gaidai offers instruction in Japanese language and a full range of courses on Japanese topics in English. The program also provides many opportunities outside the classroom: living with a Japanese host family, field trips to cultural and historical sites, study of traditional arts, and visits to Japanese businesses.
Credit for courses taken at Kansai Gaidai may be transferred and counted towards the electives for the major and minor with departmental approval.
Photo: Kinkakuji Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, by student Amanda Ciervo
The Center for Global Education offers semester and year-long, culturally immersive, credit-bearing, College-affiliated programs all over the globe for every field and major.