If you're looking for opportunities beyond the Furman gates, whether for a summer or after you graduate, you're welcome to explore the pages and links listed here. Feel free to be in touch with the Asian Studies faculty and staff for more information about specific programs!
ClarkMorgan Cooperate Training - Shanghai, China: This summer, alum Jeff Lunz has given Furman students an opportunity to engage in the Chinese business world through an internship with the ClarkMorgan Coporate Training company. Please contact Susan Zeiger for more details.
Asian Studies majors have also participated in a number of other internships abroad in the past; the Department has particularly strong ties in Suzhou, China. Some funding may be available to students pursuing similar opportunities to help cover the cost of travel and living expenses. If you are interested in pursuing this kind of opportunity, please contact the Department.
Please see below for internship opportunities in India.
Volunteers in Asia (www.viaprograms.org) – volunteer positions in China and Southeast Asia
Peace Corps (www.peacecorps.gov) – volunteer positions around the world
Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants (www.fulbright.state.gov) – grants for an academic year (with opportunities for Critical Language Enhancement Awards). For research grants in 2009, 65 were awarded to students to research in mainland China, 10 in Taiwan, 26 in Japan, 14 in South Korea and 60 in India. For teaching grants in 2009, 28 were awarded to students to teach in Taiwan, 70 in South Korea and 15 in India.
Princeton in Asia (piaweb.princeton.edu) – teaching positions around Asia
Council of International Education Exchange (www.ciee.org/teach) – teaching opportunities in China, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Chile, Spain and the Dominican Republic
Fulbright Teaching Assistantship grants (see website) – opportunities around the world; positions in Korea, Taiwan and Bangladesh also have Critical Language Enhancement Awards available
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Inter-University Program (http://ieas.berkeley.edu/iup) – academic year, summer or semester programs of intensive Chinese study, hosted at Tsinghua University, Beijing
Princeton in Beijing (www.princeton.edu/~pib) – summer program of intensive Chinese study, hosted at Beijing Normal University
Middlebury Language Schools (www.middlebury.edu/ls) and Middlebury Abroad(www.middlebury.edu/sa/china) – summer program of intensive Chinese study at Middlebury College or in Beijing, Hangzhou or Kunming China
CET Academic Programs (www.cetacademicprograms.com) – fall, spring or summer semester intensive language or internship programs in Shanghai, Beijing, Harbin or Kunming, China
Harvard Summer Program in Beijing (www.summer.harvard.edu/abroad/beijing) – summer program of intensive Chinese study in Beijing, China
Critical Language Scholarship Program (clscholarship.org) – summer program of intensive Chinese study in Beijing, Shanghai or Xi’an, China; fully funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Colorado China Council (www.asiacouncil.org) – year-long teaching opportunities in China
China Education Initiative (www.chinaeducationinitiative.org) – two-year selective teaching program at rural schools in China; two American and two Chinese fellows are placed together at each school; includes a summer training session
Contact Stew Clark about teaching positions in Suzhou, China
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GaijinPot (www.gaijinpot.com) - listings of jobs and apartments and all sorts of other helpful links
Japan-Guide.com - for general information on living in Japan
Inter-University Program (www.stanford.edu/dept/IUC) – 10 month and summer language programs in Yokohama, Japan
Middlebury Language Schools (www.middlebury.edu/ls) and Middlebury Abroad (www.middlebury.edu/sa/japan) – summer program of intensive Japanese study at Middlebury College or in Tokyo, Japan
CET Academic Programs (www.cetacademicprograms.com) – fall, spring or summer semester Japanese language and culture studies program in Osaka, Japan
Critical Language Scholarship Program (clscholarship.org) – summer program of intensive Japanese study in Kyoto, Japan; fully funded by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
The JET Program (www.jetprogramme.org) - a highly reputable program with a competitive application process
INTERAC (www.interacnetwork.com/recruit) - one of the big programs placing Assistant Language Teacher's throughout Japan.
Teaching Away (www.teachaway.com/content/teach-english-japan) - help place teachers in English teaching jobs throughout Japan
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American Institute of India Studies (www.indiastudies.org) – offers summer and academic year intensive, immersion language programs in India to highly motivated undergraduates; languages often include Bangla (Bengali), Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pali/Prakrit, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
SEVA Foundation (www.seva.org) - an international health NGO with projects in nine countries; contact Paul Cebul about opportunities with the SEVA located in Ahmedabad, which works with micro-financing for women in rural and urban India
SEVA Mandir (www.sevamandir.org) - an NGO that focuses on rural development in Udaipur and Rajsamand; Paul Cebul can also be contacted about this organization
The George Foundation (www.tgfworld.org) - a reputable NGO located in Bangalore with volunteer positions, check the website for position availability
Shanti Sahyog (http://shantisahyog.org/) - a smaller NGO in Delhi with which Furman students have worked before; Director, Dr. Suman Aggrawal
Interested in teaching in India? Contact Martha Kimmel for information
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