Princeton Program: Program in Comparative East Asian Studies
Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Hong Kong, China
Woodrow Wilson School juniors are eligible to apply to an exciting three country program that culminates in a summer internship in Hong Kong. This spring and summer program in Comparative East Asian Studies will take you to China, Japan, and Korea and will place you in an Honors program with a cohort of students from Keio University, Yonsei University, and the University of Hong Kong. The required seminars will not only give you a context to understand contemporary East Asia but will also allow you to discuss topics with students from the region.
The program will begin at Keio University in Tokyo, where students will participate in an orientation, meet other program participants, and hear lectures on contemporary Japanese society. They will then enroll in Yonsei University in Seoul for the spring semester, taking a core course on Social Change in Modern Korea and other courses offered by Yonsei and Underwood International College, the university’s International Studies Honors program. Students will also complete the required Policy Task Force. After the semester at Yonsei, the program continues with six weeks in Hong Kong where students undertake a four-week internship after a two-week introduction to the Political Economy of Global Asia.