Study abroad is naturally a big part of the Macalester College Asian Language and Cultures experience. All students who major in either Asian Studies or Japanese Languages and Cultures are required to spend at least one semester abroad.
Because of the long history of Japanese study at Macalester, there are several ways for Macalester students to study in Japan.
- Waseda University: Many Macalester students study at Waseda University, one of the leading private universities in Tokyo. Find out more about ACM Japan Study program at Waseda.
- The Sophia University program, organized by the Council for International Educational Exchange offers the fascination of Tokyo in a semester-long program.
- A program at Nanzan University in Nagoya, in central Japan offers a smaller, more manageable alternative to Tokyo, and intensive language instruction.
Macalester students of Chinese often study at Nanjing University in Nanjing, the School for International Training on the Yunnan Normal University campus in Kunming, or ACC the program on the Capital University of Economics and Business campus in Beijing.
Macalester students interested in South Asia regularly participate in the ACM program to Pune, India, or the HECUA program to Bangladesh. A good resource for study abroad and summer language study information concerning South Asia is the South Asia Center at University of Wisconsin, Madison.