Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to study in Asia through St. Olaf programs and ACM programs. Courses taken abroad may be certified by the chair of Asian Studies as fulfilling the appropriate course requirements. Language study is offered through the Term in China (Shanghai), ACM Japan Study (Tokyo), Hokusei Gakuen University (Hokkaido), and Nagoya University (Nagoya). The ACM India Studies program (Pune) offers area studies courses and intensive language instruction without prerequisites. There are also programs in Asia that do not require previous language study: Term in Asia, Global Semester, Biology in South India, Interims, and several study/service opportunities. See the International Studies web site for more information about these programs.
Asian Studies courses taken in St. Olaf off-campus programs can often be counted toward a major in Asian Studies or concentrations in Asian Studies, China Studies or Japan Studies. Students who wish to count off-campus courses toward a major or concentration should seek approval from the chair of the Asian Studies Department before beginning their programs. Some restrictions apply.