Global East Asia
Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more. By taking EASC-360: Global East Asia,* an upper-division area studies course taught by USC faculty, students from a variety of majors and language backgrounds experience East Asia in a unique way.
*The 4 units of USC tuition and summer health insurance fee are NOT covered by the program. EASC 360 must be taken for a letter grade. Click here for supplemental scholarships from other units.
- Location: Fudan University, Shanghai
- Instructor: Brett Sheehan, Associate Professor of History
- Course Title: Global China 1800 to the Present: The View from Shanghai and Beyond
- Summary: Examine the impact of globalization on China and the impact of China on globalization using Shanghai as an example.
- Dates: May 23 to June 22, 2014
- Travel: Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou
- Location: Meiji University, Tokyo
- Instructor: Saori Katada, Associate Professor of International Relations
- Course Title: Tokyo and Beyond: Global Forces and Economic Transformation
- Summary: Examine Japan’s modern society and traditional cultures through an intensive study of Japanese history, politics, culture and society
- Dates: June 13 to July 13, 2014
- Travel: Kyoto, Hiroshima, Yokohama
- Location: Ewha Womans University, Seoul
- Instructor: Steven Lee, Adjunct Professor of East Asian Languages & Cultures; Director of USC Korea International Office
- Course Title: Korea in Motion: A Global Perspective
- Summary: Examine the structure, patterns, and forces that have shaped and influenced contemporary Korean culture and society, from a global perspective.
- Dates: June 22 to July 22, 2014
- Travel: DMZ, Pusan, Cheju Island
Program details are subject to change.
- Roundtrip international airfare from LAX
- Basic housing and meals
- Extensive travel in the country of study
- Local transportation and entrance fees related to the course
- USC undergraduates from any major/school
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Completed (or in progress) TWO language and/or area studies courses related to the country of study by Spring 2014 (Examples: Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
Complete the online application form and upload the following supplemental materials in electronic format:
- Personal statement: Explain your interest in the selected program, discuss your personal and academic experience related to East Asia and/or the country of study, and include information on related coursework you have taken or are taking. Maximum 2 double-spaced pages. Note: If you are applying to more than one program, please submit a personal statement for each program clearly labeled in the same document.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters should address your academic potential, personal maturity and motivation. At least one, if not both, should be from a USC instructor. Applicants: Please have your recommenders send their letters to email@example.com as a Word or PDF document.
- Unofficial USC Transcript/STARS Report: Please copy and paste your STARS report, accessible through OASIS, into a Word or PDF document. Include your fall 2013 grades.
- East Asian Studies Center
- University of Southern California
- 823 W. 34th Street
- College House (CLH 101)
- Los Angeles, CA 90089
- Phone: (213) 740 - 2991
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org