Asian Studies

Study in Asia

Off-campus study factors prominently in a Susquehanna education.  The innovative cross-cultural requirement of the Central Curriculum provides numerous ways for students to see the world and make a difference.  Specific opportunities in Asia include the following:

PLUS (Philippines: Learning, Understanding and Service)
PLUS is a service-learning trip to the Philippines. The program includes educational, service and recreational components, oriented toward cultural immersion in the Philippines. 

Macau Exchange Program
Susquehanna University maintains an exchange agreement with the University of Macau, located 37 miles from Hong Kong. Each year, up to 10 Susquehanna students can spend the spring semester studying at this English-speaking university.

Sherpa Life and Culture
This GO Short program (Dec 2013-Jan 2014) will focus on the cultural, geographical and physiological aspects of the life of the Sherpa people in the mountain kingdom of Nepal while providing a challenging physical experience that in itself will be life-defining for the participants.

The Chinese Scholar
The traditional Chinese scholar has been defined as a student and practitioner of Siyi, the four arts of painting, calligraphy, music and chess. Inspired by the Siyi practice, this seminar presents China in a multi-disciplinary approach combining calligraphy, photography, music and tai chi. This trip frames a cultural exploration of contemporary Chinese arts (Beijing and Shanghai) and tribal culture (Hunan), revealing the Chinese commitment to cultural connection spanning over five thousand years.

A Window to Japan
Experience a 10-day chamber music residency alongside Japanese students at Niigata University. Students will have ample time to interact and connect with their fellow chamber musicians to learn about life in Japan. The end of the residency culminates in a chamber ensemble recital, and is followed by six days of travel to explore Japan’s culture and history.

Approved Study-Away Programs in Asia

Course Catalog

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