Asia and Pacific

Asia and Pacific

Academic Departments and Programs

Academic departments and programs offering specific courses featuring study of this region include Art HistoryCinema StudiesEast Asian StudiesEconomics, HistoryPolitics, and Religion. In addition, students interested in Comparative Literature, Comparative American Studies, International Studies, and Third World Studies may find curricular offerings dealing with this area of the world. Search the Oberlin Course Catalog for specific courses.

Approved Study Away Programs in Asia and the Pacific

For complete information and details about Oberlin's approved study away programs, please see the Study Away website and the list of Oberlin's Consortial Programs or Affiliated Programs.

Rainforest, Reef and Cultural Ecology (School for International Training)

Sustainability and Environmental Action (School for International Training)

Associated Colleges in China
Intensive Chinese Language Programs in Beijing and Harbin (CET)

Antioch College Buddhist Studies Program
Arts and Sciences, University of Hyderabad (CIEE)
South India Term Abroad (SITA)

Associated Kyoto Program
Japan Study at Waseda University
Kansai Gaidai University

Winter-Term Projects

Group winter-term projects in this region have recently included faculty led programs in India, Japan, and Indonesia.

International Students

International Students come to both the arts and sciences and the conservatory from more than 40 countries.  Review our map to see the home countries our of current international students.  The Office of International Students is dedicated to serving the needs of international students by offering a full range of services and advice.

Other Resources

The Oberlin Shansi program promotes understanding and communication between Asians and Americans through individual and group educational programs and community projects. The aim of these endeavors is to make constructive and useful contributions to Asian and American institutions, programs, and communities. It is one of the oldest educational exchange institutions in the United States and is one of the distinguishing features of the Oberlin campus. Shansi has educational exchange programs in China, Indonesia, India and Japan.

Students studying Asian languages will also find important resources through the Paul and Edith Copper International Learning Center, and Asia House (Quadrangle).

Student Organizations

See the list of student organizations, including the Asian American Alliance, the Oberlin Korean Student Organization, the Chinese Student Association and others.