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Study Abroad

The development of increased knowledge about Asia and familiarity with the history, cultures, and languages of that area is one of the key goals of the Asian Studies program. Through Belmont's Office of Study Abroad (OSA) and other exchange and direct enroll partners, Asian Studies majors and minors have a variety of options to explore Asia, as well as pursue foreign language study through full immersion in the culture.

Hong Kong Baptist University (Exchange Partner): Hong Kong, China

Spring/Fall/Academic Year
Hong Kong Baptist University has around 6,600 students studying as full-time undergraduates. English is the medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching, apart from Chinese-related subjects, combining broad-based liberal education with academic and professional vigor.
AREA OF STUDY: Arts, Business, Chinese Medicine, Communication, Science, Social Sciences and Visual Arts
CONTACT:  Thandi Dinani or Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn 


Lingnan University (Exchange Partner): Hong Kong, China

Spring/Fall/Academic Year
As the only liberal arts university in Hong Kong, Lingnan University has 2,700 students.  Most classes are taught in English and Cantonese is the city language.  Students have the option of taking Mandarin Chinese classes.
AREA OF STUDY: Accounting, Chinese Language, Finance, Humanities, Management, Marketing, International Business, Languages, Visual Arts, Economics, Political Science, Sociology
CONTACT:  Thandi Dinani or Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn


East China Normal University (Exchange Partner) Shanghai, China

Spring/Fall/Academic Year

ECNU in Shanghai is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University and is one of the most prestigious universities in China.  It is Belmont’s newest partner university in Asia and offers a wide range of courses in English, as well as in Chinese language.  Attending ECNU also means living in one of the truly great global cities of the world.
AREA OF STUDY: Extensive array of courses in English, and also an ideal place to improve your Chinese language from beginner to advanced levels.
CONTACT:  Thandi Dinani or Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn or Dr. Qingjun (Joan) Li


Tokyo Christian University (Direct Enroll): Tokyo, Japan

Spring/Fall/Academic Year
Tokyo Christian University is the premier evangelical university in Japan and a Belmont Study Partner. Students will enroll at the East Asia Institute (EAI) at TCU.  For students majoring or minoring in Asian Studies, all coursework can count towards those degree programs.
AREA OF STUDY: Japanese Language and Culture, Japanese Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Biblical Studies, Theological Studies and Christian Ministry and Field Education
CONTACT:  Thandi Dinani or Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn


Seinan Gakuin University (Exchange Partner): Fukuoka City, Japan

Spring/Fall/Academic Year
Seinan Gakuin University is a Christian university in Fukuoka, Japan and a Belmont Exchange partner. It is consistently ranked as one of the leading private universities in Japan. Its long-established exchange program accepts international students from partner institutions around the world.
AREA OF STUDY: Course content concentrates on Japan, including Japanese Language, Culture, History, Tradition, Business and Politics
CONTACT:  Thandi Dinani or Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn

Sogang University (Exchange Partner): Seoul, South Korea

Spring/Fall/Academic Year
Sogang University, a Belmont Exchange partner, is the only Jesuit higher education institution in Korea and is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea.
AREA OF STUDY: Korean language and literature, Humanities, Social Science, Chinese Culture, Japanese Culture, Economics, Business, Art and Technology 
CONTACT: Thandi Dinani