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SU 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 comprehensive research university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students. Students are open to take courses in most of CUHK’s programs. SU Abroad has a list of pre-approved courses.


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, Public Advocacy, and Community program explores the links between public health and human rights with a focus on women, children, tribal, and other marginalized and vulnerable populations in India. The program is based in New Delhi, the capital of India, a sprawling metropolis of over 21 million people. The Independent Study Project can incorporate time with an NGO or service provider, with opportunities for placements in urban and rural settings.

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.


Kansai Gaidai University is a private university in Hirakata, Japan. Kansai Gaidai offers a wide range of courses, from business & economic, history, political science, religion and sociology, to 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

Located 20 minutes from Seoul, Yonsei University offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses offered in English. Undergraduates can choose from courses in Korean studies, East Asian studies, politics, law & culture, business, economics, science and engineering. Graduate students would take courses through the Graduate School of International Studies. Graduate options are for IR majors and are only offered for the fall semester.

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. Graduate options are for IR majors and are only offered for the fall semester.