An abroad experience in East Asia is required for the major and strongly encouraged for the minor. Eckerd offers a wide range of opportunities:
- A semester abroad is the best way to gain advanced language experience, and the coursework taken abroad will apply to the requirements for a major or minor. Eckerd has a China Study Center in Xiamen, China, where a group of Eckerd students led by an Eckerd professor spend a semester together studying Chinese language and culture. We also have direct exchange programs with Kansai Gaidai and Nanzan University in Japan, Ehwa University in Korea, and Hong Kong Baptist University. There are also exchange opportunities in East Asia available through ISEP and CIEE.
- Winter terms in East Asia offer a 3-4 week introductory travel and learning experience. Eckerd regularly offers language-intensive Winter Term programs in Shanghai and Tokyo, as well as a variety of non-language based programs. Students majoring in East Asian Studies are encouraged to use these as a supplement to a longer experience abroad, rather than an alternative.
For more information on these and other programs, please visit the webpage for our Office of International Education.