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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

UC Davis Study Abroad

UC Davis Study Abroad programs, designed by UC Davis faculty members, give students the opportunity to take courses for credit in other nations as part of their UC education.

One program of interest to East Asian Studies majors is the education abroad program, which gives students the opportunity to live and experience the culture of their focus country. At UC Davis, the Internship and Career Center helps students obtain legislative, legal, and business internships. Additionally, the UC Davis Washington Center arranges internships and runs a full-credit academic program in Washington D.C. with a full range of opportunities for East Asian Studies majors. East Asian Studies graduates are prepared for employment in government agencies (such as Foreign Service), state agencies, international or non-governmental (such as United Nations), foundations, journalism, teaching, counseling and companies having an interest in international business, trade, finance. The stringent language requirement of the major program enhances career prospects in jobs that demand knowledge of language and culture of the focus country.

Both majors and non-majors who have acquired some knowledge of the Chinese or Japanese language may be particularly interested in the Education Abroad Program. The EAP offers undergraduates the opportunity to obtain U.C. credit for varying periods of study in universities in Singapore, Taipei, and Seoul, as well as in several cities in Japan and China. The Japanese Language Program also administers a ten-week internship in children's homes throughout Japan (JCHIP).

UC Davis Summer Sessions Abroad programs consist of UC Davis classes taught by UC Davis professors in various locations around the world. The classes are structured in such a way that students gain knowledge not only in the classroom, but from experimental learning that takes advantage of the program site.

Internships enable the student to assess work skills, become familiar with possible future occupations or professions, and gain practical experience toward finding a job after graduation.

Where to Look:

  • Education Abroad Center
  • Summer Sessions Abroad Program
  • JET Programme
  • Freeman Asia
  • Abroad China
  • UC Davis Washington D.C. Center
  • Check out the internet for more possibilities!

“Study on EAP provides new academic insights, a broader understanding of other cultures, and the preparation to excel in the internationally competitive world.” UCEAP Program