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Study Abroad in East Asia

The University of Kansas promotes international exchange as a vital link in education. Students may choose from semester, academic year, and summer programs in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. These vary in structure from exchanges and individually arranged programs to group programs led by KU faculty members.

Study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity whose benefits go far beyond academic learning. Students develop skills in intercultural communication and problem-solving applicable to everyday life. Students learn to become independent and take initiative, and they gain self-confidence, flexibility, perseverance, and appreciation of diversity. An international experience strengthens career opportunities and increases awareness of the interconnected nature of the world. The global character of the economy has prompted more students to experience cross-cultural linkages first-hand.

Follow the links below for information about current study abroad programs:

All study abroad programs are administered through the KU Office of Study Abroad. If you are interested in spending part of your academic career in East Asia, please contact Renee Frias in the Office of Study Abroad, Lippincott Hall, Room 108.


JET Program

Applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/. The deadline is Friday, November 14th.

New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

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