Students have the ability to study abroad in China, Japan, and Korea through programs organized by the JHU Office of Study Abroad. The Hopkins in Tokyo and Hopkins Waseda University Global Leadership Program are two programs tailored for East Asian studies majors.
This is a departmental study abroad program specifically designed with East Asian studies majors and Japanese language students in mind. This is a full-year exchange program between JHU and the University of Tokyo. Admission is competitive and students must have completed four semesters of college-level Japanese or the equivalent.
The Global Leadership Program aims to nurture leaders who understand and appreciate both Asian and Western histories, cultures, values, and societies; possess high intelligence and strong communication skills; are capable of critical analysis and able to develop persuasive arguments; have a clear moral sense, courage, and a desire to serve community and society; and demonstrate strong leadership skills in business and politics, science and engineering, journalism, education, and the arts. This is a full-year exchange program between JHU and Waseda University in Tokyo. No knowledge of Japanese is necessary.