The Asian Studies Program encourages students to broaden their horizons and immerse themselves in a culture by spending a Summer, Semester, or Academic Year studying abroad in China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, or elsewhere in Asia. Students may apply credits earned through study abroad to their Major or Minor in Asian Studies, in consultation with their academic advisor.
In recent years, students have studied at campuses in Asia such as Beijing Capital Normal University, Kanazawa University, Kansai Gaidai, Nagasaki University, Nanjing University, Tsukuba University, Xi'an International Studies University, and Yonsei University. SUNY New Paltz also periodically offers the overseas course “Modern China in Revolution,” a two-week Political Science Study Mission to China in which students earn six credits.
New Paltz students may apply for dozens of SUNY overseas programs throughout East and Southeast Asia, and costs often parallel SUNY tuition. Other programs are partly or fully funded by the governments and universities abroad. Scholarships, including the SUNY New Paltz Friends of Asian Studies Endowment and the India Academic Award are also available to qualified applicants. For more information on specific overseas programs in Asia and scholarship programs that are open to SUNY New Paltz students, please visit the Center for International Programs on campus, adjacent to College Hall.
Advising in preparation for post-graduation study or teaching abroad, such as JET or CIEE, is also provided by the Asian Studies Program.