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Study Overseas

There are many opportunities available for students to study overseas within Asian Studies, including short study tours or semester-length exchanges.

  • Japanese In-Country Summer School

    Japanese In-Country Summer School is an intensive language and cultural tour to Japan.

    The course is offered in conjunction and articulated with the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide and Ritsumeikan University, where the program is undertaken.

    The course includes Japanese language study, cultural activities and seminars and visits to cultural and historical sites in Kyoto. Watch the videos below to see all the wonderful highlights from the program so far.


    University of Adelaide 2013 Japan Summer School


    University of Adelaide 2014 Japan Summer School
  • Chinese In-Country Summer School

    China on globeChinese woman in traditional dressChinese temple

    Run in conjunction with the Confucius Institute, Chinese In-Country Summer School is a 5 week study tour to North-East China which encompasses intensive language instruction, soaking up the culture, meeting the locals, enjoying Chinese cuisine, and taking in the sights of Shandong, Beijing and Shanghai.

    Participants undertake 4 weeks of intensive language study and will be streamed into classes suitable to their own level of Chinese, so this study tour is a great way to consolidate the Chinese you have already learnt, or is the best way to get ahead if you have not studied it before.

    See the Confucius Institute website for further information including program details and costs.

  • Gateway Japan Study Tour: Asian Studies

    Gateway Japan Study Tour is a 10-day study-abroad program offered during the mid-semester break in April as an option to students enrolled in one of the following Asian Studies courses:

    Find program details and apply at Global Learning Study Tours.

    The program is offered by Tottori University and provides a rare opportunity to study sustainability in Asia outside of western and urban frames of reference, while experiencing the lush spring of rural Japan.

    Students in front of the Mitokusan temple

    Gateway Japan 2014: Mitokusan Temple, Tottori

    Students at the Arid Land Research Centre at Tottori University

    Gateway Japan 2015: Arid Land Research Centre, Tottori University

  • Semester Exchange Programs

    Do you want to speak a language fluently? Do you want to experience the culture of where that language is spoken? If so, the University has exchange agreements with a number of institutions in Asia.

    Check out the Global Learning website for a full list of host organisations in Asia, plus details about the application process.

    Japanese on Exchange

    If you are studying Japanese and thinking about going on exchange, please see the Faculty's Japanese on Exchange webpage, as there are some rules and recommendations in place to ensure you get the most out of your time abroad.

  • Indonesian In-Country Semester Exchange

    The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) offers a number of semester-length exchange programs, including Indonesian language immersion, international relations and development studies. See the ACICIS website for a full list of semester-length programs available.

    How to Apply

    1. Research the ACICIS website to find the right program for you.
    2. Register your interest with the relevant University of Adelaide staff member:
      1. Indonesian Language: Dr Gerry Groot
      2. All other programs: Dr Andrew Rosser
    3. Apply directly to ACICIS.
    4. Register your experience via the Global Learning Online Application System. This is required to ensure you receive credit for the program plus access to the University's travel insurance policy.

To get started, visit the Global Learning website.

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