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. For supplemental scholarships offered by other units, please click here.
- 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 24 - June 23, 2013
- Travel: Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou
- 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 7 - July 7, 2013
- 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 28 - July 28, 2013
- 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 2013 (Examples: Spring 2012, Fall 2012)
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, you may 1) submit one personal statement that addresses your interest in both programs or 2) submit two/three personal statements 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. Be sure to include your fall 2012 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