Programs by Major: Asian Studies + Traditional


AMSTERDAM: University of Amsterdam

Traditional | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

Founded on a tradition of highly integrated academics, the University of Amsterdam enjoys a global reputation for cutting‐edge research, high‐ quality teaching and a broad range of degree programmes. Our open, tolerant and international academic tradition dates back to 1632, and continues strong today thanks to our thriving community of independent thinkers. Now, with more than 30,000 students, we are considered one of the best research universities in the world. We strive for excellence in teaching and research, and are proud to offer you one of the largest selections of English‐taught programmes in continental Europe.

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BEIJING: IES

Traditional | Beijing, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

 

As the political, intellectual, and cultural capital of China, Beijing is a dynamic city reinventing itself for the 21st century.  Beijingers remain proud of their traditions, their language, and a rich heritage that dates back centuries, making it the perfect place to study Chinese while learning about China's past, present, and future.  Spend as much time as you can indulging in this city's rich culture: explore the maze of hutong, shop the glitzy areas of Chaoyang, and wander through the majestic Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Students have the option to study for a semester abroad in Beijing by participating in one of the following IES Programs:

Language Intensive Program
With small classes, a high-quality language curriculum, and daily tutorials, this program option offers students who have already begun Chinese language studies the opportunity to rapidly expand their knowledge of spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Students round out their schedule with a selection of area studies courses taught in English, in addition to travel to remote locations in China and the option of a for-credit internship.

Contemporary Issues in China Program
For students who wish to explore China in-depth, but do not have previous Chinese language experience, the Contemporary Issues in China Program features a series of advanced-level courses on the history, economics, and culture of China. Each course incorporates extensive field trips and travel directly into the curriculum. This new program is an ideal choice for students with little previous exposure to China.


HONG KONG: City University of Hong Kong

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

Spend the fall or spring semester studying at one of the top universities in Asia, located in the dynamic city-state of Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong is a rapidly growing institution with 20,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff spanning the fields of business management, liberal arts and social sciences, science and engineering, creative media, energy and the environment, and law.


HONG KONG: The University of Hong Kong (HKU) (Closed – Spring 2016)

Traditional | Hong Kong, China

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. Over the past century, HKU has evolved from a minor institution in a colonial outpost into one of the best universities in Asia and one of the top universities in the world, located in a global financial center. Like the city in which it is rooted, HKU has achieved great things by being many things- not solely East or West, British or Chinese, but all of these together.

HKU has a supportive learning environment, with a library opened seven days a week and wireless internet access throughout the main campus. Students at HKU are able to enjoy a well-rounded campus life. We have fitness centres, swimming pools, computer centres, health clinic and dental services, canteens (dining halls) serving various cuisines, and numerous student societies and interest clubs.