Study Abroad

Studying Asia in the classroom can be dynamic, interactive, and enriching, but nothing compares to actually visiting the countries and societies one is learning about. "Learning in the classroom is like reading a menu, whereas going to Asia is the actual banquet--with tastes, smells, and textures all there to experience directly!"           -- Asian Studies Student
Studying abroad is a vital part of the Asian Studies major. It gives you a chance to...

  • put your language study into practice
  • see concepts, theories, and ideas expressed in real social settings and people's lives
  • interact with your peers in Asian countries, and learn what's cool and exciting from their perspectives
  • experience Asia's great intellectual, spiritual, and philosophical heritage through visits to historical and cultural sites
  • see the amazing diversity of people, social classes, and landscapes
  • conduct your own research "in the field" as you gather information and data relevant to your areas of interest
  • create memories that will last a lifetime
Exchange Programs

Places with direct exchange relationships with the University: The Beijing Center, East China Normal University, Shanghai & Sophia University, Tokyo. USF is also a member of the Council on International Educational Exchange.  CIEE offers study in China at Bejing University, the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (KCJS), or at Sophia University, Kansai Gaidai, and other universities in Japan. These are all undergraduate programs for students who want to spend a summer, semester, or a full year overseas studying both language and culture.

For more information on applications, programs, and deadlines, please consult the USF Study Abroad website or speak with an academic advisor.

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Study Tours

For students unable to spend an entire semester or year abroad, we offer intensive, faculty-led study tours of one Asian nation or region per year. In the past, the program has offered tours to countries

such as Japan, China and India.  For more information on the tour planned for 2012, please consult an academic advisor.