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.
Princeton in Beijing
USAC China Study Abroad Program
International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University
CET Academic Programs in China
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, UC Berkeley
University of California Education Abroad Program in China
Harvard Summer Program in Beijing, China
Associated Colleges in China Intensive Language Program
Alliance Study Abroad Programs in China
IES Study Abroad Programs in China
CIEE Study Abroad Programs in China
Hokkaido International Foundation
Japanese Summer Programs at Yamasa
Sophia University Summer Session
Princeton in Ishikawa
National Registration Center for Study Abroad in Japan
Summer Japanese Program with the University of Hawaii
International Christian University, Japanese Programs
CET Academic Programs in Japan
University of California Education Abroad Program in Japan
Harvard Summer Program Kyoto, Japan
Japan Center for Michigan Universities
Columbia University Summer Program
Sogang University Korean Immersion Program
Sungkyun Language Institute Korean Language Program
Ewha Woman's University, Ewha Language Center
University of California Education Abroad Program in Korea
ISEP List of Summer Programs (China and Korea)
Middlebury Chinese & Japanese Summer Programs
Asian Programs with Bucknell University