Study Abroad

The list below is divided into six separate sections:

  1. University Programs
  2. Programs Through Colleges
  3. Programs Through Private Agencies
  4. Language Programs in the United States
  5. Programs By Country
  6. Financial Aid

Information on all of these programs is available in 321 Milbank Hall. You are welcome to come and peruse it! Please note that most, but not all, of the following are already approved by the Dean of Study Abroad. For an updated list of approved programs, visit the Barnard Study Abroad website.

Columbia University Programs

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Yokohama

Columbia University is a member of the consortium of universities which sponsors the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan. The center provides intensive training in advanced spoken and written Japanese. For further information, contact the EALAC Department, 407 Kent Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, telephone (212) 854-5027.

The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language study in Beijing and Taipei

Columbia University is on the Inter-University Board for Chinese Language Studies, which provides intensive programs in intermediate and advanced Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taipei and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
For further information consult Professor Robert Hymes (hymes@columbia.edu):
409 Kent Hall, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
telephone (212) 854-2580

The Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies

The Kyoto Center offers Columbia students the opportunity of study in Japan in a program combining intensive instruction in the Japanese language with courses taught in English on a wide range of topics in Japanese studies. Students should have at least the equivalent of two years of Japanese by the time of their departure. The program is most appropriate for the junior year, though other arrangements will be considered. For further information consult Professor Henry Smith (hds2@columbia.edu), 412 Kent Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, telephone (212) 854-5033.

Programs Through Colleges:

American University “World Capitals Program”

China – Study in Beijing
Israel – Study in Jerusalem at Hebrew University (semester)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest

India – Indian Studies in Puna
Japan – Japanese Studies in Tokyo

Boston College

China
– Study in Beijing at Peking U, East China Normal U, or Jesuit Universities China Program
– Study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Israel – Study in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University (Semester, Summer)

Boston University

China
– Beijing Internship Program
– Summer in Beijing Intensive Language Program

Israel
– Haifa Language and Liberal Arts Program
– Jerusalem Pre-Medical Program

Japan- Study in Tokyo at Sophia University (Semester, Summer)

Korea- Study at the Sogang University School in Seoul (Semester, Summer)

Phillipines- Study at the Ateneo de Manila University in Manila (Semester)

*** BU also sponsors several International Honors Programs that visit many countries a semester— one focuses on Nepal and Tibet, others go to India

Eastern Michigan University

Asian Cultural History Tour visits:
China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, and Vietnam (Fall)

Emory University

China
- Beijing Semester
- Harbin Semester

Japan
- Hirikata, Semester at Kansai Gaidai University
-Nishinomiya and Kobe-Sanda Year/Semester at Kwansei Gakuin University

India
- Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala (spring)
- Study in Jodhpur, Rajasthan (fall semester); in conjunction with U. Virginia
- Hindi Language Studies in Mount Abu and Udaipur (summer)

NYU

China
- Beijing Chinese Studies
- Nanjing Chinese Studies

Princeton-in-Asia Internships

Intern in China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam (Year or Two Years only)

Syracuse University

China- Study Law and Business in Beijing
Singapore- Study and intern in International Business (summer)

University of Miami

Japan
- Study at Sophia University in Tokyo
- Study at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City

Singapore - Study at Nanyang Technological University (semester, year)

University of Michigan

China- Study in Beijing at Beijing Normal University or Peking University
India- Language study, tutorial study, and field research in either Varansai, Hyderabad, or Madurai (year long)
Korea- Study at Yonsei University or Ewha Women’s University
Taiwan- Study at National Chengchi University (semester)
Tibet- Travel and Study Tibetan language, history, and culture (summer)
Turkey- study in either Ankara or Istanbul (year, winter)

UT-Austin

Japan- Study at Obirin Universtiy, Machida City
Singapore- Study at the National University of Singapore (semester, year)
Thailand- Study at Thammagat University in Bangkok (semester, year)
Turkey- Liberal Arts seminar at Bogazici U. in Istanbul (summer)

University of Wisconsin

India
- Study in Hyderbad/Madurai/Varanasi (year; see also U. Mich program)
- Study performing and liberal arts in Kerala (summer)
Israel
- Study in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University (fall, spring, summer)
Egypt - Study at the American U. in Cairo (see number 21 below)
Nepal - Study in Kathmandu (summer or year)
Phillipines - Study at The Ateneo de Manila U. in Manila (summer)
Thailand - Study in Chiang Mai (fall or year)

University of Buffalo (SUNY)

Jordan and Syria - Summer study (courses and travel)

Antioch College

India - Buddhist studies in Bodh Gaya (fall)
Japan - Buddhist studies in Kyoto

Long Island University (Friends World Program)

India - Study abroad in Bangalore (term from Dec.-Feb.)*
Israel - Study abroad and community service in Jerusalem
China - Study abroad and community service at Zhejiang U. in Hangzhou
Japan - Study abroad and community service in Kyoto
Turkey - Study abroad in Istanbul (term from March-May)*
Taiwan - Study abroad at Fu Jen U. in Taipei (term from Sept.-Nov.)*

*part of an experimental program in which students spend one full academic year traveling the world while studying religion and culture

University of Illinois

Egypt - Study Arab and Islamic History and Culture in Cairo (summer)
India - Study Indian Civilization in Panchgani (one month during the summer)

U. Mass/Amherst

China - Chinese language study programs in Xi’an at Shaanxi Normal U. (fall, spring, year) and in Shanghai at Fudan U. (summer, fall, spring, year)
Taiwan - Chinese language study program in Taichung at Tunghai U. (summer, fall, spring, year)
India - study in engineering, the sciences, or math at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi (semester or year)

Temple University

India- Study Indian civilization through anthropological and historical research and courses in the town of Dhrangadhra in Gujarat. (One month during the summer)

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Programs Through Private Agencies

University Studies Abroad Consortium

China- Chinese Studies in Chengdu at Sichuan U. (fall, summer, spring, year)
Israel- Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies in Beer Sheva at Ben-Gurion U. of the Negev (fall, spring, year)
Thailand- Business and Southeast Asian Studies in Bangkok at Rangsit U.(fall, spring, summer, year)

CIEE

China
- Chinese Studies at Peking University in Beijing (semester, summer, year)
- Nanjing University in Nanjing (semester, year) 
- Fudan University in Shanghai (semester, summer) 
- East China Normal University (Shanghai), National Chengchi University in Taipei (semester, year)
India- University of Hyderabad in Hyderabad (semester, year)
Indonesia- Universitas Negeri Malang in East Java (semester)
Japan- Sophia University in Tokyo (semester, year)
Jordan- University of Jordan in Amman (semester)

Southeast Asia

- Comparative Studies in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
Thailand- Khon Kaen University (semester, summer)
Tunisia- Council Study Center in Monastir
Turkey- Middle East Technical University in Ankara (semester, summer)
Vietnam- Vietnam National University in Hanoi (semester)

The International Partnership for Service Learning

Israel- Ben-Gurion University of Negev; academic study and volunteer work (Fall, Spring)
India- Academic study and volunteer in Calcutta (semester, year, or 3 week session in Aug. or Jan.)
Phillipines- Study and volunteer at Trinity College of Quezon City in Manila (semester, summer, year)
Vietnam- Study and volunteer at the U. Danang in Central Vietnam (summer, semester)

Asia Facts Unlimited

Teach English, ESL, TEFL: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, China, or Hong Kong

School for International Training Study Abroad
China- Study Language and Cultures in Yunnan Province
India
- Study Arts and Culture in Jaipur
- Culture and Development in Bangalore
Indonesia- Study in Bali
Mongolia- Study Culture and Development in Ulaan Baatar
Nepal- Study Culture and Development in Kathmandu
Tibet- Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala, Nepal
Vietnam- Study Culture and Development in Ho Chi Minh City

International Honors Program

Study and travel programs:
India (year or spring semester), Tibet and Nepal (fall semester), and Phillipines (part of the year program)

CET Academic Programs

China
- Study in Beijing and Harbin (January, Summer, Semester)
-Intensive Chinese language summer program in Nanjing
Vietnam- Language and Area Studies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (spring summer, fall)

 Semester At Sea

As part of the Fall Program, study and travel to:
Japan- Kobe/Osaka
China- Hong Kong, Shanghai
Malaysia- Penang
Vietnam- Ho Chi Minh City
India- Madras
Israel- Haifa
Turkey- Istanbul

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Language Programs in the United States:

UC Berkeley

Intensive elementary Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi as part of the Berkeley Summer Program

Cornell University

Intensive study of Nepali or Sinhala at Cornell in Ithaca (summer)

University of Virginia

Intensive Study of Tibetan on UVA campus in Charlottesville (summer)

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Intensive elementary study of Hindi-Urdu (and intermediate level), Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, or Tibetan at Madison (summer)

University of Washington at Seattle

Intensive intermediate Hindi, Bengali (summer) in Seattle

University of Michigan

Intensive elementary and intermediate Hindi and Tamil in Ann Arbor (spring, summer; not offered every year)

Harvard University

Beginning Sanskrit in Cambridge (summer)

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Programs by Country

CHINA

Columbia University
Language study in Beijing (Summer)

American University
“World Capitals Program” Study in Beijing and Hong Kong (Fall)

Beliot College
Study at Fudan University, Shanghai (Semester)
Study at Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Semester)

Boston College
Study in Beijing at Peking U, East China Normal U, or Jesuit Universities China Program (Semester, Summer)
Study in Hong Kong at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Semester, Summer)

Boston University
Intern in Beijing (Semester)
Intensive Chinese language program in Beijing (Summer)

CET
Study in Beijing and Harbin, China (January, Summer, Semester)
Intensive Chinese language summer program in Nanjing

CIEE
Chinese Studies at Peking University in Beijing (semester, summer, year), Nanjing University in Nanjing (semester, year), Fudan University in Shanghai (semester, summer), East China Normal University (Shanghai), National Chengchi University in Taipei (semester, year)

American Institute for Foreign Study
Study at the Beijing Language and Culture University (Summer)

Duke University
Study in Beijing at the Capital Normal University or in Hangzhou at Zhejiang University (Summer, Fall, or Summer + Fall)

Educasian Study and Travel in China
(Summer, Semester, Winter Break)

Emory University
Semester in Harbin or Beijing, China (Semester)

Johns Hopkins/CET
Study at Hopkins-Nanjing Center at Nanjing (Semester, Summer,)

NYU
Study in Beijing or Nanjing (Summer)

School for International Training
Study in language and cultures in the Yunnan Province (Semester)

Syracuse University
Study Law and Business in Shanghai (Summer)

US-China Education and Culture Exchange Center
Teach Chinese youth (ages 8-16) at summer camps around China

US-China People’s Friendship Association
Language study in Beijing (Semester, Summer)

Yale University
Study at Yale-in-China language center in Hong Kong (Semester, Summer)

University of Michigan
Study at Beijing Normal University, Peking University (Year)

University of Wisconsin
Study in Beijing or Nanjing (Fall, Year)

University Studies Abroad Consortium
Chinese Studies in Chengdu at Sichuan U. (fall, summer, spring, year)

WorldTeach
Teach in China for the summer or six months

Long Island University (Friends World Program)
Study abroad and community service at Zhejiang U. in Hangzhou

U. Mass/Amherst
Chinese language study programs in Xi’an at Shaanxi Normal U. (fall, spring, year) and in Shanghai at Fudan U. (summer, fall, spring, year)

Semester At Sea
Study and travel to Hong Kong/Shanghai as part of global travel program (fall or spring)

EGYPT

The American University in Cairo
Liberal Arts study or Arabic language study in Cairo (year, semester, summer)

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Study abroad program at the American University in Cairo (see above)

University of Illinois
Study Arab and Islamic History and Culture in Cairo (summer)

INDIA

Boston University
International Honors Program has three differently themed programs which each study in different parts of India (Semester)

CIEE
University of Hyderabad in Hyderabad (semester, year)

School for International Training
Study Arts and Culture in Jaipur, or Culture and Development in Bangalore (Semester)

Antioch College
Buddhist studies in Bodh Gaya (fall)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest
Study in Pune (one term from mid-July to mid-December)

Emory University
- Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala (spring)
- Study in Jodhpur, Rajasthan (fall semester); in conjunction with U. Virginia
- Hindi Language Studies in Mount Abu and Udaipur (summer)

Long Island University (Friends World Program)
Study in Bangalore (term from Dec.-Feb.) as part of an experimental program in which students spend one full academic year traveling the world while studying religion and culture (other terms in Taiwan and Turkey)

University of Illinois
Study Indian Civilization in Panchgani (one month during the summer)

International Honors Program
Study and travel program throughout India as part of year long travel program on culture, ecology, and justice; study and travel in Bangalore and Chennai as part of spring semester program on people, planning, and politics

The International Partnership for Service Learning
Academic study and volunteer in Calcutta (semester, year, or 3 week session in Aug. or Jan.)

University of Iowa
Study in Mysore (fall)

U. Mass/Amherst
Study in engineering, the sciences, or math at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi (semester or year)

University of Michigan
Language study, tutorial study, and field research in either Varansai at Banaras Hindi U., in Hyderabad at the Henry Martym Institute, or in Madurai at Madurai Kamaraj U. (year long, including summer language preparation program in Madison at UW before travel to India)

Michigan State University
Study and work in New Delhi (spring)

University of Minnesota
Study and work in Jaipur (fall or year)

University of Pennsylvania
Study in Pune (six week summer program)

University of Virginia
Study in Jodhpur, Rajasthan (fall semester); in conjunction with Emory U.

University of Wisconsin
Study in Hyderbad/Madurai/Varanasi (year; see also U. Mich program)
Study performing and liberal arts in Kerala (summer)

Australian National University
Study Hindi in Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh (Jan-Feb 6-week program), has a different location each year

Institute of Asian Studies
Study Tamil (language) in Madras

Rutgers University
Study in New Delhi at St. Stephen’s College (semester or year)

Semester At Sea
Study and travel to Madras as part of global travel program (fall or spring)

American Institute of Indian Studies
Study Hindi, Tamil, Bengali (year, summer)

Missouri Southern State College
Study Fall 2002 as part of the Institute of International Studies Program

North Carolina State University
Study Hindi, Literature, and Culture in New Delhi; includes travel (Summer)

INDONESIA

CIEE
Study at Universitas Negeri Malang in East Java (semester)

School for International Training
Study in Bali (Semester)

ISRAEL

Boston College
Study in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University (semester, summer)

Boston University
Pre-medical program in Jerusalem (spring or fall)
Language and liberal arts program in Haifa (spring or fall)

American University
“World Capitals Program” Study in Jerusalem at Hebrew University (semester)

University Studies Abroad Program
Study in Beer Sheva in conjunction with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Bar Ilan/York University
Archaeological Program for four weeks in summer

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Study in Beer Sheva (Fall, Spring, Year)

University of Haifa
Study in Haifa (Fall, Spring, Year)

Tel-Aviv University
Study in Tel-Aviv (Fall, Spring, Summer, year)

The International Partnership for Service Learning
In conjunction with Ben-Gurion University of Negev; academic study and volunteer work (Fall, Spring)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Study at Jerusalem (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer---SEE BROCHURE)

International Hebrew Language and Culture Center
Courses (from 3.5 to 20 weeks in length) at Ulpan Akiva in Arabic and/or Hebrew

University of Wisconsin
Study in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University (fall, spring, summer)

Long Island University (Friends World Program)
Study abroad and community service in Jerusalem

Semester At Sea
Study and travel to Haifa as part of global travel program (fall)

JAPAN

Antioch College
Buddhist Studies program in Kyoto (Fall)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest
Japanese Studies program in Tokyo, study at Waseda (Year)

Boston College
Study in Tokyo at Sophia University (Semester, Summer)

CIEE
Study at Sophia University in Tokyo (semester, year)

Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts
Study at the Kyoto or Kyotanabe campus (Fall)

Earlham College
Study for a year at Waseda College (Year)

Emory University
Study at Kansai Gaidai University (Semester)
Study at Kwansei Gakuin University (Spring or Year)

Hokkaido Foundation
Homestay and study program in Hakodate, Hokkaido (Summer)

International Christian University
Study at the International Christian University in Suburban Tokyo (Year only)

Japan Center for Michigan Universities
Study at the JCMU in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture (Semester, Summer)

Japan Studies in Nagasaki
Study at the Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages (Semester)

Kansai Gaidai University
Study in Osaka, Japan (Semester, Year)

Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies
Study at the Stanford Japan Center (Semester)

Long Island University (Friends World Program)
Study abroad and community service in Kyoto (Semester, Year)

Nagoya Gakuin University
Study in Aicha, Japan (Semester)

Reitaku University
Study at Reitaku University, Chiba Prefecture (“Summer” (April-September) or “Year” (September to March))

Sophia University
Study at Sophia University, Nippon (Summer, Semester)

Temple University
Study at Temple University Japan in Tokyo (Semester)

Trident College of Languages
Study at Chikusa campus, Nagoya, Japan (Semester)

University of Miami
Study at Sophia University, Tokyo (Semester, Year, Summer) or at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City (Semester, Year)

UT Austin
Study at Obirin University, in suburban Tokyo (Year or Spring)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Study in Tokyo at Sophia or Keio University (Year), Intern in Tokyo with Central Japan Railway Company (Summer), Study in Sapporo at Hokkaido University (Semester, Year), Study in Nagoya at Nanzan University (Year)

Waseda Oregon
Study at Waseda University in Tokyo: intensive language (Winter, Summer), general studies (Fall Only)

Semester At Sea
Study and travel to Kobe/Osaka as part of global travel program (fall or spring)

JORDAN

University of Buffalo (SUNY)
Summer study (courses and travel) in Jordan and Syria

University of Jordan
Arabic Study in Amman (Semester, summer)

CIEE
Study at University of Jordan in Amman (Semester)

KOREA

Boston College
Study at the Sogang University School in Seoul (Semester, Summer)

Ewha Women’s University
International co-ed program at Ewha U. near Seoul (Semester, Summer)

University of Michigan
Study at Yonsei University or Ewha Women’s University (Semester)

University of Pennsylvania
Study or intern in Seoul (Summer)

University of Rhode Island
Study at Keimyung University in Taegu, Korea

Yonsei University
Study at Yonsei U in Seoul (Summer, Semester)

LEBANON

American University of Beirut
Study in Beirut (fall, spring, summer)

MALAYSIA

Semester At Sea
Study and travel to Penang as part of global travel program (fall or spring)

MONGOLIA

School for International Training
Study Culture and Development in Ulaan Baatar (Semester)

NEPAL

Cornell in Nepal
Study in Kathmandu (Spring, Fall)

School for International Training
Study Culture and Development in Kathmandu (Semester)

International Honors Program
Study and travel in Kathmandu, Pokharaand Pharphing as part of fall semester program on history, society, and change in Nepal and Tibet

University of Wisconsin
Study in Kathmandu (summer or year)

PAKISTAN

UC Berkeley
Study Urdu language (year)

THE PHILIPPINES

International Honors Program
Study and travel in Manila as part of year long program on culture, ecology and justice

University of Wisconsin
Study at The Ateneo de Manila U. in Manila (summer)

The International Partnership for Service Learning
Study and volunteer at Trinity College of Quezon City in Manila (semester, summer, year)

SINGAPORE

Syracuse University
Study and intern in International Business (Summer)

University of Miami
Study at Nanyang Technological University (semester, year)

UT Austin
Study at National University of Singapore (semester, year)

SRI LANKA

Bowdin College
Study in Dangolla at the ISLE program Study Center affiliated with the U. of Peradeniya (fall semester only)

SYRIA

University of Buffalo (SUNY)
Summer study (courses and travel) in Jordan and Syria

TAIWAN

CIEE
Study at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Semester, Year

Taiwan Normal University
Study in Taipei (Summer, Semester)

University of Michigan
Study at National Chengchi University in Taipei (Semester)

Long Island University (Friends World Program)
Study at Fu Jen U. in Taipei (term from Sept.-Nov.) as part of an experimental program in which students spend one full academic year traveling the world while studying religion and culture (other terms in India and Turkey)

U. Mass/Amherst
Chinese language study program in Taichung at Tunghai U. (summer, fall, spring, year)

THAILAND

University Studies Abroad Consortium
Business and Southeast Asian Studies in Bangkok at Rangsit U.(fall, spring, summer, year)

CIEE
Study at Khon Kaen University (semester, summer)

UT Austin
Study at Thammagat University in Bangkok (Semester, Year)

University of Wisconsin
Study in Chiang Mai (fall or year)

Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities
Volunteer/Intern program aimed at the prevention of young female prostitution in southeast Asia

“TIBET”

Boston University
International Honors Program study “History, Society, and Change, in Nepal and Tibet”

School for International Training
Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala, Nepal (Semester)

International Honors Program
Study and travel in Lhasa as part of fall semester program on history, society, and change in Nepal and Tibet

University of Michigan
Travel and Study Tibetan language, history, and culture (summer)

TURKEY

University of Texas, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Center for Middle Eastern Studies summer seminar in Istanbul

CIEE
Study at Middle East Technical University in Ankara (semester, summer)

University of Michigan
Study in either Ankara (at either METU or Bilkent U.) or Istanbul at Koc U. (year or winter)

Long Island University (Friends World Program)
Study abroad in Istanbul (term from March-May) as part of an experimental program in which students spend one full academic year traveling the world while studying religion and culture (other terms in India and Taiwan)

Semester At Sea
Study and travel Istanbul as part of global travel program (fall)

VIETNAM

CET
Language and Area Studies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (spring summer, fall

CIEE
Study at Vietnam National University in Hanoi (semester)

School for International Training
Study Culture and Development in Ho Chi Minh City (Semester)

The International Partnership for Service Learning
Study and volunteer at the U. Danang in Central Vietnam (summer, semester)

Semester At Sea
Study and travel to Ho Chi Minh City as part of a global travel program (fall or spring)

Financial Aid

Freeman Asia- financial grants anywhere in East or Southeast Asia

Bridging Scholarships- for study in Japan

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