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East Asian Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New London, CT, United States
Drawing on the College's extensive resources, you explore East Asia's economic and geopolitical realities, ethnic and cultural identities, and contemporary social issues. You’ll develop a global viewpoint and a keen awareness of what's happening in East Asia today. The East Asian Studies program is offered by Connecticut College.
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The Connecticut College East Asian Studies program blends traditional concepts and modern ideas. You gain a broad perspective on the nations and peoples of the region, including their language, literature, history, government and rich cultural heritage.

Make the most of your experience

The study of languages and cultures is, by nature, interdisciplinary. You can get the most out of your academic experience by combining your interest in East Asia with a Pathway, a certificate from one of the College's interdisciplinary centers or a second major. Students in East Asian studies have chosen second majors such as international relations, economics or history. If you have an interest in art, you can work with our collection of Chinese paintings or Japanese prints and woodcuts. To sharpen your Chinese and Japanese language skills, you can teaching at the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London.

We'll take you there

We offer ample opportunities to study abroad or complete internships in other countries. Students have researched the role of women in corporate Japan, worked in an elementary school in Yunnan Province and learned about traditional Chinese medicine in a Beijing hospital. If traveling isn’t your thing, we’ll bring East Asia to you. Explore the Pacific Rim through an Asian film series, celebrate the Lunar New Year, enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony or try your hand at taiko drumming. You can also join the department's advisory board and be active with the College's organization for Asian and Asian-American students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Narratives Of The East Asian Diaspora
  • Chinese American Literature 
  • Japanese Culture Through Food
  • Contemporary chinese art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • School report: includes (1) college counselor recommendation, (2) official secondary school transcript with first term (quarter or trimester) grades for the current academic year and (3) mid-year report with updated grades as soon as they are available
  • Two academic teacher recommendations (preferably from junior or senior year)
  • Common Application Early Decision Agreement Form for EDI & EDII applicants (signed by ED applicant, college counselor and parent or legal guardian) submitted via your Common Application account
  • If English is not your native language: the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required.
  • All non-US citizens must submit a Certification of Finances for International Students (pdf)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    75315 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75315 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New London

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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