Majors

Study Away

Study abroad in some region of Asia greatly enhances a student's learning experience and understanding of Asia and is highly recommended for program majors and language correlates. Advice and literature on different programs are available through the Offices of the Dean of Studies (Study Away ffice) and Asian Studies. Vassar has had two decades of experience placing JYA students in China, Taiwan, and Japan. Students have also traveled to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and parts of Southeast Asia.

Advice and literature on different programs are available through the Offices of the Dean of Studies, Asian Studies, and through Vassar's Office of International Programs. The Office of International Programs website provides a list of institutions approved by Vassar for the junior year abroad.

Applications for the major and correlate

Each prospective major or correlate must submit an application to the director of Asian Studies indicating his or her interest in majoring or pursuing a correlate sequence in Asian Studies. A student's program of study for the major is designed in close consultation with the director and an advisor. Students should obtain an application form, which includes a statement of interest, from the program office or the Asian Studies website prior to meeting with the program director. This should be done in the first semester of the sophomore year if the student plans to apply for study away. The director and members of the program faculty will review the application and make suggestions for modifications. Any changes to a plan of study should be discussed with the advisor in advance; significant changes will be reviewed by the director.