Study Abroad Programs

The Department of East Asian Studies strongly encourages students to study in a Chinese-speaking country or in Japan. You can choose to participate in U of A affiliated programs or any other program that fits your budget and your academic goals.

For information about a specific program, please follow the online links below. All UA students intending to study abroad should make an appointment with a coordinator of study abroad programs. You may also contact Dr. Kimberly Hassel (JPN), Dr. Scott Gregory (CHN) or Dr. Sunyoung Yang (KOR) about the East Asian Studies programs. 

Please note: if you choose a non-affiliated program you are responsible for having the credits transferred. The Office of Study Abroad and Student Exchange can provide information about credit transfer, funding sources, and other aspects of study abroad.

University of Arizona Affiliated Programs

Study in Taiwan

     Tunghai University, BEST program

Study in Japan

For questions about UA-affiliated study abroad programs, contact:

Non-University of Arizona Affiliated Programs

Chinese Speaking Countries


SILLC Global Award Fund

The competitive SILLC Global Award benefits UA undergraduate students in good standing who are declared majors in any of the SILLC disciplines.

Several awards are available to help fund participation in a UArizona-approved study abroad or internship abroad program. Awards of up to $1,500 are available to help fund study abroad.

More information can be found here.

CEAS Study Abroad Scholarship

Call for Applications


  • Currently enrolled full-time University of Arizona sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Participant in the 2023 Arizona in Kyoto program, our affiliated program at Konan University in Japan, or any other programs approved by the Department of East Asian Studies (EAS). Please consult the EAS study abroad advisors if you have questions about whether or not the program is EAS approved.

Award specifics:

  • Amount: up to $2500
  • Use Period: During summer 2024 programs

More information can be found here.