Asia:  Work, Study and Grants
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Study Programs in Asia
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Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
     CIEE administers international study programs, collectively known as Council Study Centers, on behalf of a consortium of over 180 colleges and universties.  Centers are located in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Taipei, Malang, Tokyo, and Hanoi.  For more information, click above "CIEE" link or contact:

Council on International Educational Exchange
205 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Tel:  1-888-CIUNCIL (toll free)
FAX:  212/822/2699       or email:

CET Academic Programs
     CET offers intensive study abroad programs in Beijing, Harbin, Nanjing, Kyoto, and Ho Chi Minh City.  Visiting students have the option to live with Chinese or Vietnamese roommates, or with a host family in Japan.  For more information, click above "CET" link or contact:

CET Academic Programs
1000 16th street NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC  20036-5705
Tel:  (800) 225-4262       or email:

The Institute of International Education
     An excellent organization which, offering a broad range of programs to encourage international education.  This web site includes an extensive list of links to programs offering assistance for study abroad programs.  For more information, contact:

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580

Youth For Understanding
     This program offers international exchange opportunities for high school students and recent graduates for summer, semester, or year-long programs in 35 countries.  It offers more than 600 scholarships including the Japan-US Senate Scholarship.  For more information, click above "Youth" link or call 1-800-TEANAGE.


ACM/GLCA Chinese Study Program
     The New Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center offers both mandarin and Cantonese language instruction at all levels in facilities located on the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus.  Students may also study Chinese studies and Asian studies;  international relations; sociology, anthropology, and women's studies; the arts; international economics and business; and journalism.Open to juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 grade point average.  For further information, click above "ACM/GLCA" link or contact:

ACM/GLCA students:
     Associated Colleges of the Midwest
     Suite 1300
     205 W. Wacker Drive
     Chicago, IL 60606
     Tel: 312-263-5000          or email:

All other students:
     Yale-China Association
     Box 208223
     New Haven, CT 06520
     Tel:  203-432-0850          or email:

Beijing Center for Language & Culture
     A study abroad in China program for Jesuit College and University students is offered by Loyola Marymount University through the Beijing Center for Language & Culture.  This program is designed primarily for sophomores or juniors to study for one year in China.  "This program offers a unique mix of study and first-hand experience; a mix of morning language classes, afternoon and evening culture seminars, contemporary business courses by professors trained in the U.S., and education-based adventure and travel to spots of historic and cultural significance where few travelers to China ever visit."  For further information, click above "Beijing Center" link or contact:

Fr. Ron Anton, S.J., Program Director  (RJA
Study Abroad Office
Attn: Beijing, China Program
Loyola Marymount University
7900 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8360

Chinese Embassy
     The above Chinese Embassy link provides some information about study positions in China.  For more information about studying or teaching in China, contact the Education Division of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago at the address below, or at the following link:  Chicago Consulate

Chinese Consulate General in Chicago Education Division
Mr. Gongye, Min, Education Division 
Chinese Consulate General in Chicago 
3322 West Peterson Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60659 
Tel: (773)-509-5783

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center
     One of the best language programs in China, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers students the chance to study contemporary China from a Chinese perspective.  Participants are selected competitively from universities in China, the United States and around the world.  For more information, click the "Hopkins-Nanjing" link or contact:

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Washington Program Office
1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20036


     The AEON Corporation of Japan is dedicated to the development of English language education in Japan. It is our goal always to provide our students with the best education possible and to enable Japanese speakers to understand and communicate in English. For almost three decades, AEON has been one of the leading facilities for the Japanese student of English language.  For more information, click the "Aeon" link, or contact"

 AEON Inter-Cultural U.S.A. 
 203 North LaSalle St., #2100 
 Chicago, Illinois 60601 
 TEL: (312) 251-0900 
 FAX: (312) 251-0901 

Antioch College Japanese Studies Program
     Based in the city of Kyoto, the Antioch in Japan program focuses on history, art, literature, language, legend, and contemporary changes in this 1200-year-old city.  Kyoto Seika University, one of the most progressive and socially conscious universities in Japan, has hosted the Antioch in Japan program since 1991. It is in this setting that we will explore the people and institutions of Japan. Students are encouraged to develop study projects in areas of their interest, including, but not limited to animation and film, women's studies, minority issues, modern  economy and business, art and art history, and literature and creative writing.  To learn more about this program, click above "Antioch" link or contact:

Buddhist Studies in Kyoto
Antioch Education Abroad
Antioch College
Yellow Springs, Ohio  45387
Tel: (800) 874-7986

Bridging Project
    The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project for study abroad in Japan has information on exchange programs, independent study options, and universities in Japan with special curricula for overseas students.  This program also offers scholarships to students who are planning a semester or a year studying in Japan, to help with travel costs and living expenses.  To find out more about scholarships, or for information about all aspects of study in Japan, click above "Bridging" link or contact:

Association of Teachers of Japanese
279 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO  80309-0279
Tel: (303) 492-5487       Fax: (303) 492-5856

CET Japanese Language and Internship Program in Kyoto
     This 17-week program, operated in conjunction with the Kyoto International Center of Languages and the Science Center International Corporation, combines intensive language study, immersion in contemporary Japanese society, and an exploration of the Japanese work environment.  It features small, intensive language classes, an internship module, a social science course taught in English and an internship seminar, a home stay program for the length of the term, and on-site staff throughout the year.  For further information, click above "CET" link or contact:

CET Academic Programs
1000 16th St. N.W.
Suite 350
Washington, D.C.  20036
Tel:  800-225-4262          or email:

Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program
     This is a new program designed to provide US primary/secondary teachers and administrators with three-week study opportunities in Japan. Sponsored by the Government of Japan.   For an application packet, contact:

FMF Teacher Program
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY  10017-3580

GLCA/ACM Japan Study Program
      Japan Study has, for almost 35 years, offered students a unique combination of both a long stay in Japan and a wide variety of experiences.  The program's highlight's include a summer orientation, nine months of classes at Wadeda University, opportunities to join clubs with Waseda students, a home stay throughout the program, a range of field trips in the Tokyo area and Kyoto, a month-long rural home stay in Daito-cho, and a community of 25 co-learners chosen from liberal arts colleges.  For more information, click above "CLCA/ACM" link or contact:

Japan Study Office
Drawer 13
Earlham College
Richmond, IN 47374
Tel:  765-983-1224           or email:

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
     This organization awards grants to US and Japanese nonprofit organizations for bilateral and multilateral projects that contribute to the improvement of US-Japan relations and the world's welfare through the collaborative efforts of both countries.  It supports outreach projects that aim to improve education about Japan at the K-12 level, and also provides support for US-Japan youth exchange projects.  For more information, click above "Japan Foundation" link or contact:

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
152 West 57th Street, 39th Floor
New York, New York  10019
Tel:  (212) 489-1255     Fax:  (212) 489-1344

The Ohayo Sensei (The Newsletter of (Teaching) Jobs in Japan
     This site claims to be the world's largest and most comprehensive (100+ positions/issue) jobs-in-Japan magazine.  It is a free listing of jobs published twice monthly, and available through on-line subscription.

The Toyota International Teachers Program
     Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc. is offering a fully funded, two-week study program in Japan for 50 high school teachers. This year teachers will be selected from six states where Toyota operates major facilities California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and West Virginia.

Toyota International Teacher Program
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, N.W., Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20005-2403
Telephone: 1-877-TEACH-JP (Toll Free)

Working or Teaching in Asia

     One of the best sources about teaching in China is Rebecca Weiner, Margaret Murphy, and Albert Li, Living in China:  A Guide to Teaching and Studying in China Including Taiwan and Hong Kong (China Books, 1994).  This book outlines the steps needed to find an appropriate institution in China and how to apply.  It includes excellent appendices which include lists of Chinese schools which regularly hire foreign teachers, and lists of organizations which send teachers to China.

     Another excellent sourcebook for teaching in China is Anne Thurston, Karen Turner-Gottschang and Linda Reed, China Bound:  A Guide to Academic Life and Work in the PRC (National Academy Press, 1994).  This book provides A-Z information -- from applications to the Ministry of Education to baggage allowances.

Foreign Resource Center
     This company provides assistance in placing native English speakers (from accountants to beauty treatment specialists!) in "varioius local government, organizations, factories, corporations and schools in China.  For more information, contact:

FRC Processing Center
PO 235018
Honolulu, HI 96823

     "Teaching English as Ministry" is an organization which places English Teachers in China as an extension of religious ministry.  For more information, contact:

ICMS International Center
1333 S. Kirkwood Center
St. Louis, MO  63122


Jet Program
     Sponsored by the Japanese Government, the JET program invites over 1,300 American college graduates and young professions to share their language and culture with Japanese youth.  One year positions are available in schools and government offices throughout Japan.  For catalog information, click above "JET" link or contact:

Embassy of Japan
Office of the JET Program
2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC  20008
Tel:  1-800-463-6538



Avail Teachers Consulting
     ATC has built a reputation of providing quality placements to the most qualified candidates.  ATC offers:
     Amicable Service- Not all have the advantage of having a friend already in Korea to help you with finding the right job, a good location, and just show you around. Their staff will assist you in making your stay in Korea rewarding and pleasurable.
     Trust- All of the staff have worked, either as ESL Instructors, or in Language Institute Management, so they are knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry. They use this knowledge and vast network of institutes to find you a placement of your preference.  For more information, contact:

Suseo Dong 724
Rosedale B/D #1702
Seoul, Korea (Zip code : 135-744)

Tel :  82-2-6247-7753
        82-2-6247-7755/7757 (For English speaking person)
Fax : 82-2-6247-7756
E-Mail :


 EPIK- English Program in Korea

     EPIK, sponsored by the Korean government, invites foreign university graduates to enrich their lives and build a professional teaching career while sharing knowledge and culture with students and teachers throughout the Republic of Korea. We hope that you will find this website helpful in understanding the goals of EPIK and the relevance of the program to your own educational and professional goals.  For more information, contact:

The Center for In-Service Education, Korea National University of Education 
Cheongwon, Chungbuk
363-791, KOREA 
Tel : 82-43-233-4516 or 4517 
Fax : 82-43-233-6679

World English Service- Teachkoreanz and Teachkorea-USA Program
     World English Service(WES) Ltd has operated the Teachkoreanz and TeachKorea-USA teacher recruitment program since 1999. This program involves the recruitmentof native English speaking graduates for employment in schools and academies in South Korea. This employment is in the private business sector and is in no way associated with any government programs.  World English Service Ltd provides a comprehensive and professional guidance process to both the applicant (wherever you are in the world) and the employer in Korea. We work entirely as a 'middle' party, working with both the employer and potential employee. An employer will brief us on their requirements and then we will match a suitable person to the position.  The home office is:

World English Service
47 Duke Street, PO Box 5493
Dunedin, New Zealand


Benjamin Gilman Foundation
    This program offers a competition for awards for study abroad, for US citizen students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.  This congressionally funded program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. Selected by competition, recipients are awarded up to $5000 to defray the costs associated with studying abroad.  For more information, click the above link, or contact:

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education 
515 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 150
Houston, TX 77027-9407

Tel: (713) 621-6300 ext. 25
Toll Free: (888) 887-5939 ext. 25 
Fax: (713) 621-0876


    The Freeman Foundation announced that they will be offering 1,200 fellowships for undergraduates to study abroad in Asia in 2001.  Awards range from $3,000-$7,000.  Priority goes to students with no previous experience in the country for which they are applying.  For information, click above "Freeman-Asia" link or contact:

Rachel Goldberg, Program Manager   or   Mark Neighbors, Senior Coordinator
U.S. Student Programs Division
Institute for International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel:  (212) 984-5542    or email: