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Students take part in year-long, semester, and summer programs at the Jesuit consortium Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, of which JCU was a founding member. To learn more about Fall, Spring, and Summer programs at The Beijing Center, visit its website at: In most circumstances, most JCU financial aid can travel with JCU students to the fall and/or spring semester at The Beijing Center.

Students can choose between year-long or summer exchange programs offered by Sophia University in Tokyo or Nanzan University in Nagoya; or semester-long study abroad at Kansai-Gaidai University, near Osaka.

Sophia University is a Jesuit university with liberal arts and business courses taught in English.

Nanzan University is a Catholic university offering intensive language instruction and cultural training.

Kansai-Gaidai University near Osaka offers an Asian Studies curriculum in an American-style semester format.

Up-to-date information about these and additional study abroad and exchange opportunities in Asian countries, including South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Thailand, is available through the Center for Global Education.

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Contact the Asian Studies Program