Asia

World Partner Programs in Asia

To begin your application, click the link in the appropriate program title, and then ‘Apply Now.’ Most program applications are due March 15 for fall and October 1 for spring. Please note that some programs have early application dates –  check the individual program pages for details.


Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a top-ranked comprehensive research university with offerings in English, Cantonese, and Putonghua (Mandarin). The CUHK campus overlooks the Tolo Harbour and is the largest and greenest campus in Hong Kong. You will take a full semester of courses alongside other international and Chinese students. You may enroll in any courses if you meet the prerequisites and language proficiency requirements.

Program type: Exchange


India

Pitt in the Himalayas is located in Mussoorie, a small city in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. You’ll choose from courses with an emphasis on anthropology and geography, which include extensive academic excursions to contextualize course content and make the most of the program’s setting. (fall only)

The SIT India: Public Health, Gender, and Community Action program explores the links between public health,
policy advocacy, and community with a focus on women, children, tribal communities, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India. You will explore the city of New Delhi, visit rural and tribal communities, take seminars on topics such as health tourism and mental health in India, work with an Indian NGO, and learn Hindi. You will also work on an Independent Study Project to critically examine a topic, situation, or community relevant to the topic of health and human rights in India.

Examine socioeconomic and development trends in Northern India as well as the tensions and challenges shaping India today. Located in Jaipur, a city of 3 million people, the SIT India: Sustainable Development and Social Change program allows you to focus on sustainability and development in an emerging global city.

The city of Madurai is the base for SITA (South India Term Abroad) program classes and activities. Courses and extra-curricular activities provide students with the background necessary to understand the history and belief systems that underlie everyday life in South India. Though coursework and the homestay experience are in the city of Madurai, field trips within South India supplement the overall experience by providing broad exposure to the cultural complexity of the region.


Japan

Kansai Gaidai University offers a wide range of courses, including business and economics, history, political science, religion and sociology, and studio art. The program provides international students with a means of exploring Japan and Asian studies through classroom instruction and interaction with Japanese people. Except for Japanese language courses, all courses are conducted in English.

Through the Center for International Education (CIE), Syracuse undergraduate students take courses at Waseda University (located in Tokyo), offered in English in the School of International Liberal Studies. This undergraduate program offers courses in history, religion, philosophy, economics, business and communication.


Republic of Korea

At Yonsei University, undergraduate students can choose from courses taught in English in liberal arts, political science, economics, education, and the Korean language. Graduate students may enroll in courses through the Graduate School of International Studies. The main campus is located in Anam-dong neighborhood, a hot spot for university students in Seoul, lined with shops, clubs, cafes, bars, karaoke, arcades, and restaurants.

Korea University (KU), located in the greater Seoul area, offers Syracuse undergraduate students courses in liberal arts, political science, economics, engineering, education, Korean language and business. Graduate students would take courses through the Graduate School of International Studies.