East Asian Studies
There are many wonderful options all over Asia for those majoring in East Asian Studies to study abroad. Many EAS majors study abroad to gain an important cross-cultural perspectives, conduct research, develop their language abilities, or gain experience in the global marketplace. This page contains information that will assist EAS majors determine how best to integrate study abroad into their Brandeis careers.
For information about the East Asian Studies Program, please visit their departmental website.
- CIEE/ Yonsei University
- Middlebury/ Hangzhou
- SIT/ China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities
- CET/ Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing
Visit the Brandeis Approved Programs List to review a comprehensive list of programs that offer East Asian Studies coursework. Click on "Advanced Search" to find programs with internship options.
Students wishing to receive East Asian Studies credit for work done off campus during the academic year should discuss their desired coursework with their study abroad liaison for EAS. After returning from abroad, download and complete the electronic Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement form. After filling out the form and gathering the necessary paperwork, please make an appointment to meet with the study abroad liaison listed above.
To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison. EAS majors who plan to study abroad should speak with the study abroad liaison before they go abroad, and again once they have returned from study abroad.
The liaison for East Asian Studies is Prof. Gary Jefferson.
The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.
The Helen Ke Scholarship is available to students interested in studying abroad in China and learning Chinese. Note: this scholarship is the only Brandeis Study Abroad Scholarship that may be awarded to students without demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is also matched for students attending an approved CET program in China by CET.
Boren Scholarships, The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
Brandeis Scholarships for Study Abroad are available for students receiving need-based financial aid. Application materials are available online.
The Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas summer study of "critical need" languages such as Chinese and Korean. The deadline is typically in the Fall.
Visit the Study Abroad Financial Information page to read more about funding your study abroad experience.