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Every year, we offer a variety of study away opportunities. Choose the experience that interests you:

  • Fall in China

      Offering a mix of travel and classroom learning, our Fall in China program is a unique way to see and experience China. Your Furman professors will travel with you and teach some of your classes. But you'll also get to experience a Contemporary Chinese Society class, specially designed for our program and taught by a Chinese instructor.

      At the end of the semester, you'll go on a guided tour across the country. The itinerary changes each year, but no matter where you go, you'll experience the country's rich history and culture.

      Apply now
      Ready to get started? Apply through the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore Suzhou
      Suzhou is one of the top tourist destinations in China and it's easy to see why. Located on the Yangtze River, the area is full of lakes and ponds, which gives it the nickname "Venice of China." The area's known for it's classical gardens, temples, and canals.

      Our accommodations
      You'll spend the semester living in a dorm room with a Chinese roommate. What better way to immerse yourself in the Chinese language and culture?

      Our costs
      Like all Furman study away programs, this trip costs the same as a semester on campus.

      Contact us
      Have more questions? Contact Qiuyun Qi .

  • Japan Exchange

      Want to see what it's like to be a college student in Japan? You can spend a semester or a full academic year studying at one of our three partner schools in Japan. It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

      Waseda University

      If you are serious about learning Japanese and have studied the language for at least two semesters, this year-long, language-intensive program is perfect for you. Waseda University is a private university in Tokyo that has crafted a program for exchange students. During the academic year, you'll take courses on Japanese language, culture, and society.

      Apply now
      Ready to get started? Apply through the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore Tokyo​
      You'll find no shortage of things to do and see in Japan's capital. Tokyo has one of the most extensive railway networks in the world, providing eas​y access to the museums, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. But the city hasn't lost its history, either. You'll find yourself exploring temples, shrines, bath houses, and other historical sites.

      Our accommodations
      Most students in this program stay in the international dorms with students from around the world. But you'll also have the option to reside with a host family in Tokyo or to live in the regular student dorms. Either way, yo​u'll become friends with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Your meals will be provided by your host family or the university's dining hall.

      Our costs
      The cost is about the same as a year at Furman. The best part? You can use your scholarships and financial aid and even apply for special study away scholarships.

      Contact us
      Want more information? Contact Shusuke Yagi.

      Kansai Gaidai University

      Getting started in Japanese? At Kansai Gaidai University, you'll study the language and culture for either one or two semesters. There's no language requirement, so it's a great option if you haven't studied Japanese.

      Apply now
      Ready to get started? Apply through the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore Osaka
      Located in the heart of Japan, Osaka is the country's commercial center. You'll find all the amenities of a big city like museums, theatres, shopping, and parks. But you'll also find historic landmarks like the Hozenji Temple. If you want to get away from the big city, Kansai Gaidai University is about an hour from Kyoto, home to one of the most valuable Japanese art collections in the country. Nara, which is home to the first organized political state in Japan, is also a short drive away.

      Our accommodations
      You have the option to stay with a host family in Osaka, live in the regular student dorms, or live with other exchange students in the international dorms. Either way, you'll become friends with people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures. Your meals will be provided by your host family or the university's dining hall.

      Our costs
      The cost is about the same as a year at Furman. The best part? You can use your scholarships and financial aid and even apply for special study away scholarships.

      Contact us
      Want more information? Contact Shusuke Yagi

      Seinan Gakuin University

      If you're seeking a chance to improve your Japanese, study at Seinan Gakuin University for a semester or year. There's no language prerequisite.

      Apply now
      Ready to get started? Apply through the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore Fukuoka
      Located on the banks of the Sea of Genkai, Fukuoka is home to beautiful parks and great seafood cuisine. While you're there, you'll enjoy a modern city as well as historical and cultural sites. If you want to explore other parts of Asia, it's easy to reach South Korea and China from Fukuoka.

      Our accommodations
      You'll have the option to stay with a host family in Fukuoko, live in the regular student dorms, or live with other exchange students in the international dorms. Either way, you'll become friends with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Your meals will be provided by your host family or the university's dining hall.

      Our costs
      The cost is about the same as a year at Furman. The best part? You can use your scholarships and financial aid and apply for special study away scholarships.

      Contact us
      Want more information? Contact Shusuke Yagi.

    • May X Experience 
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      Japan May Experiece 2018: Japanese Architecture and Livng Spaces.

        Program

        This program introduces you to Japanese architecture, environmental design, and living spaces through ages and diverse places in Japan. You will study how Japanese people gave birth to some core cultural concepts and values such as “Ma (unique spatiotemporal concept of space)” and aesthetics of shadows while You built diverse buildings, e.g., Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, imperial villas, Samurai castles, and tea-ceremony rooms, designed Zen dry gardens and Samurai Lord stroll gardens, created accommodating places from traditional Japanese-style Ryokan inn to modern hotel and contemporary capsule hotel. You will also study, while eating, how Japanese people utilized those core cultural concepts and values to design dining accommodations from standing noodle shop, traditional tatami-mat-sitting Kaiseki Ryori, Fami(ly) Res(taurant) where one can order anything, to Japanese pub Izakaya, maid café, owl cafe as well as futuristic robot restaurant. You further study living spaces, while visiting, from the ancient two-thousand-year-old first major wet-rice cultivating dwellings through imperial, aristocratic, samurai warrior, modern, and contemporary houses using the same concepts and values. While visiting and gazing, you also study exhibiting spaces from art museums to Ghibli Museum featuring Japanese anime characters and the hippest place such as trendy Harajuku, Shibuya, and the Japanese popular culture mecca, Akihabara to observe with what common and different space principles they are developed.

        International Meeting

        October 11 (W)  5:00 PM-6:00 PM, FUR 229

        October 26 (Th) 5:00 PM-6:00 PM,  FUR229


        Apply now

        Ready to plan your Indian adventure? Apply now at http://studyaway.furman.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction-Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=32921. Application ​Deadline: November 13, 2017

        Contact us

        Questions? Contact Dr. Shusuke Yagi​

























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