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Study Abroad

There are many strong options for study abroad in Asia. Cornell Abroad helps students plan a year or semester abroad as part of their Cornell undergraduate degree. Cornell has affiliations with several programs and institutions in Asia, and sends students to those and others. Cornell is affiliated with IUP, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Beijing (at Tsinghua University), and is a member of CIEE and IES, organizations sponsoring study abroad programs offering Chinese language instructions at several levels as well as courses in Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences. Students may also study at other programs in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Chinese FALCON program includes a spring term in Beijing.

Students who have achieved satisfactory grades in either Chinese 1160, Chinese 2202, or Chinese 2209, or who pass a placement test, are eligible to apply for study in the Chinese FALCON Spring Semester in Beijing. For information on this program, please consult the FALCON web site.

Cornell is a member of the consortium of the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies, an undergraduate semester or year program in Japanese language and Japanese studies. An agreement with International Christian University (ICU), outside Tokyo, permits Cornell students to attend that institution. Cornell students have attended CIEE and IES programs in Japan, as well as some other programs and institutions.

Cornell is a member of the American Association of Indian Studies, which offers fellowships for intensive study in India or Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil. There are study abroad options in universities or study abroad programs in various regions of India.

In cooperation with Tribhuvan National University of Nepal, Cornell organizes the Cornell-Nepal Study Program for undergraduate and graduate students wishing to spend a semester or year studying and conducting research in Nepal.

Students may spend a term or year in Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, or the Philippines, or choose to study about Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, or the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University. Undergraduates should consult Cornell Abroad (300 Caldwell Hall); graduate students should inquire at the East Asia Program (140 Uris Hall), Southeast Asia Program (180 Uris Hall), or South Asia Program (170 Uris Hall) offices.