Programs in Asia
The Northwestern University Study Abroad Office offers a wide array of excellent programs to Asia that are NU-sponsored or NU-affiliated. Affiliated programs are ones on which NU students have had reported good experiences and the programs have been vetted by NU, making the process of petitioning for credit for study abroad somewhat simpler. Students studying on an unaffiliated program are not eligible for NU financial assistance. That said, NU students may also study abroad on unaffiliated non-NU programs. Students who elect to study on an unaffiliated non-NU program should meet with an advisor to discuss the program before they apply. For more on taking a non-affiliated program, click here.
Students should be aware that programs differ and that some curricula may be better suited to their individual aims and the requirements of your major and/or minor than others. Depending on a student’s course of study, a NU-sponsored, NU-affiliated, or unaffiliated non-NU program may be best. It is recommended that all students discuss their study abroad plans with an advisor.
Some Non-NU Programs (Affiliated and Unaffiliated) recommended by ASP faculty
China and Taiwan
- China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities (SIT)
- CIEE Intensive or Advanced Lang. Programs in Nanjing and Beijing
- IES Beijing, Language Intensive Program
- Intensive Chinese Program, National Taiwan Univ.
- Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies
- Mandarin Training Center, National Taiwan Normal University
- Middlebury in China
- Princeton in Beijing
- Korea Lang. & Culture Ctr, Korea University
- Korean Lang. Educ. Ctr, Seoul National University
- Korean Lang. Educ. Ctr, Sogang University
- Yonsei University, NU-affiliated program starting Fall 2013
South Asia (India and Nepal)
- American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Hindi Language Study in Jaipur
- Buddhist Studies in India (Antioch)
- India: National Identity and the Arts (SIT)
- Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples (SIT)
- UNC Summer in India, Hindi Language and Indian Society and Culture