Students enrolled in the East Asian Studies minor may use credits earned through study abroad programs toward completion of the minor, with approval of the EAS advisor, Prof. Debra Mulligan (History). RWU faculty have taken students to both China and to Japan on short-term programs in which students have earned three credits or six credits, depending on the program. These have run in early summer or during the January winter term. There is no guarantee that a program will run in any given year, as programs are dependent on the availability of the faculty and on the number of students who enroll.
Alternately, students may work through the Study Abroad program in the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs (GHH 116) to locate program options in Asia run RWU affiliated organizations and universities. These programs can allow for a full semester of study in the host country.
Past ProgramsClick to Open
Short Term Study Abroad Trips: Past Programs
May 19 - June 6, 2010: Prof. Min Zhou, Beijing and Xi’an, China; Chinese Language and Culture (3 credits)
May 21 - June 1, 2011: Prof. Miao Zhao, Beijing, Business in China (3 credits)
May 31 - June 13, 2012: Profs. Rebecca Leuchak and Jordan Smith, Tokyo, Kyoto, and other travel; Japanese Art and Literature (6 credits) [This program was planned to run in 2011, but cancelled due to the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster.]
January 1 – 17, 2013: Profs. Valerie Sloan and Jordan Smith, Tokyo, Kyoto, and other cities; Culture, Narrative and Perspectives: Japanese Graphic Design and Literature (6 credits)
May 21 – June 4, 2013: Prof. Min Zhou, Beijing and Xi’an, China; Chinese Language and Culture (3 credits)
May 21 - June 4, 2014: Prof. Miao Zhao, Beijing, Business in China (3 credits)
Semester Abroad Participation:
- China East Normal University/CIEE-Shanghai, China
9 students over the last 5 years
- University of Nanjing/CIEE – Nanjing, China
2 students over the last 5 years
- Sophia University/CIEE – Tokyo, Japan
1 student over the last 5 years
- Lingnan University – Hong Kong, SAR, China
11 students over the past 7 years
Upcoming ProgramsClick to Open
There are no programs to East Asia planned for Summer 2016; watch this spot for announcement of future programs!