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2013 Fall Term in East Asia

 Fall Term in East Asia:  Japan-Taiwan-Hong Kong-China

Applications for the 2013-2014 program are closed. 

 The East Asia Term is expected to return for Fall 2016.

Spend Fall Term traveling throughout Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China on Augustana's East Asia Fall Term. Augustana College has organized an East Asian term since 1974, traveling to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and adding China in 1977.  We were one of the first colleges to bring students to China in 1977. 

Eligibility:  The Fall Term in East Asia is open to any full-time Augustana student with sophomore, junior or senior status.  Courses do not have prerequisites.  As with all Augustana programs, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is a requirement.

Academics: Courses in Japanese Art, Geology of earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami, modern Chinese economy and international relations of China will be offered in 2 five week sessions.  Students may opt to take all 4 or any combination of 3 courses in addition to the 1 credit seminar on East Asia.  The East Asia Program is a Learning Community (LC) designated program, and the proposed courses will offer students a variety of learning perspectives, including PH, PS, PN, PP and G and Q suffixes towards graduation requirements.  Courses offered will be:

     World Literature 350: Japanese Masterpieces in Translation (PL, G) --- First Session in Japan

     Geology 106: Earthquakes, Tsunami and Eruptions in East Asia (PN)--- First Session in Japan

     Economics TBD: Modern Chinese Economy (PH, Q) --- Second Session in China

     Political Science 318: China in World Affairs (PS, G) --- Second Session in China

Cost: Tentative cost for 2013 is $18,000, roughly $3,500 over standard Augustana tuition, room & board.   All standard Augustana financial Aid can be applied to this program.  Program costs include air travel to/from Chicago, ground transportation, food allowance & group meals, accomodations, excursions, site visits, museum entry fees, and health insurance.

Financial Aid:  Students participating in this program are eligible for the same grants, scholarships and loan eligibility while abroad as they would be for this trimester on campus.  When billed for the program each student will receive a detailed billing statement which reduces the cost of the program in accordance with the student's anticipated financial assistance. 

This program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 3 terms or 30 credits (sophomore status) or higher at the time of departure.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.

For further information, contact program director Dr. Marsha Smith or the International & Off-Campus Programs Offices.