Some scholarships are for study abroad, but others are meant to assist you financially. Find out what might be the best and apply; one thing is certain—if you don't apply, you will not win these awards.

Study Abroad

Participating in study abroad is one of the best ways to learn the language and culture you’re studying. You are encouraged to seek opportunities to participate in a study abroad program for at least one semester.


Internships are often essential for success and highly beneficial. They will test your resourcefulness, language skills, and cultural competence, but upon successful completion, you will have an edge over others in today's competitive job market.

Summer East Asian Language Studies (SEALS)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers intensive language training in Japanese and Chinese during summer months. Called Summer East Asian Language Studies (SEALS), it continues to offer a concentrated mix of intensive training in language and culture.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is proud to announce that we will be offering CoolChina, a Chinese language and culture course for high school students this summer. Following STARTALK’s mission, CoolChina aims to increase the number of U. S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need foreign languages, with programs for students (K-16) and teachers.

East Asian Library

Our nationally ranked East Asian Library holds one of the largest collections of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials in the nation. The library houses more than 420,000 titles, hundreds of serial titles, and a large collection of media on East Asia.