Study Abroad

The Department of East Asian Studies (EAS) encourages majors, certificate students, and non-majors to pursue overseas study in East Asia. The EAS Department runs intensive summer-language programs in Chinese and Japanese through Princetion in Beijing and Princeton in Ishikawa. An expanded list of approved language programs in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese is listed on the website.  

Credit Approval for Majors

Summer

EAS will accept up to two courses toward departmentals (one of which must be a cognate). Students are encouraged to pursue intensive summer language instruction in order to accelerate their language preparation (typically in an 8-10 week intensive program).  If you have questions about which program to attend, discuss your options with your language teacher.

Semester

For students going abroad for a semester, EAS will accept up to two courses toward departmentals (one of which must be a cognate).

Year

For students going abroad for a year, EAS will accept up to four courses toward departmentals (two of which must be cognates).

Students should make an appointment with Professor Franz Prichard as soon as they start thinking about study abroad, so that an academic program can be planned. Credit will only be given for courses that are equivalent to those taught at Princeton.

Credit Approval for Non-Majors

Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies offered abroad may be approved for transfer credit by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Franz Prichard (WASS Appointment Calendar). Approval must be granted before the semester/summer abroad. In order for an outside course to be approved, it needs to be equivalent in quality and intensity to what we offer at Princeton. Please bring a complete syllabus to your meeting with the DUS.