East Asian Studies

Study Abroad

We strongly encourage students majoring in East Asian Studies to study abroad in East Asia.

Students interested in studying in China, Japan, or Korea should consult early with their advisors and with the Office of Study Away . To learn how to apply to study abroad, please visit: Application Process  page. For information on scholarships to help fund study abroad, please refer  Scholarships and Funding.

The study abroad programs affiliated with East Asian Studies include:


  • Associated Colleges in China  (Beijing, China)
    Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China, based in Beijing, is among the top Chinese language programs. Participants pledge to speak only Chinese, and it’s challenging, but students receive the support they need to fly high.
  • CET Beijing  (Beijing, China)
    CET Beijing offers an intense but rewarding language program, with students taking a full-time language pledge as well as great opportunities to learn about culture through trips as well as living with a Chinese roommate.
  • CET Harbin  (Harbin, China)
    CET Harbin is located in Harbin, an area with a textbook accent, allowing for the entire city to become a language classroom. The immersion program even offers one-on-one classes for students to be able to focus on a topic that interests them specifically.
  • Middlebury School in China (Beijing , Hangzhou , Kunming )
    The Middlebury School in China, in cooperation with CET Academic Programs, offers immersion opportunities in the language and culture in three distinct study abroad locations: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming.


  • Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University  (Kyoto, Japan)
    The AKP Center, located on the Imadegawa campus of Doshisha University, serves as a convenient hub from which to explore different paths into the heart of Kyoto.
  • Japan Study at Waseda University  (Tokyo, Japan)
    Japan Study enables students to become international citizens as they explore Japan in depth, build language skills, and experience Japanese culture.
  • Kansai Gaidai University  (Osaka, Japan)
    Collaborating with over 383 foreign universities in 54 countries and regions, Kansai Gaidai provides its students with many diversified educational programs to create the necessary foundation to pursue intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, and concern for others.


Oberlin currently does not currently have any affiliated programs with universities in Korea. However, East Asian Studies offers the An Family Scholarship, which awards students funding to go to a Korean university of their choice to study Korean language and culture.