Founded in 1959, the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Kansas is the only East Asian resource center in the Great Plains region. CEAS supports East Asian language instruction and promotes East Asian studies across the curriculum. Seventy affiliated faculty members teach in 29 departments and 10 professional schools at KU, offering over 250 courses fully or partially devoted to East Asia.
CEAS awards FLAS to students studying: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Uyghur, and Tibetan.
KU Students Only: FLAS Fellowships also provide support for students (KU only) wanting to attend non-KU, Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs). Student-Initiated Programs allow KU students to earn KU credit for programs sponsored by other accredited Universities and Colleges.
Students must confirm that their student-initiated program meets the following Department of Education FLAS requirements:
- a minimum of six consecutive weeks;
- 140 contact hours, or in-classroom instruction, for beginner and intermediate level instruction;
- 120 contact hours for advanced level instruction.
CEAS recommends the following international study abroad opportunities for KU students. For more information about how to use a FLAS award to attend one of the following programs, please contact KU's Office of Study Abroad.