48 months
50314 USD/year
50314 USD/year
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The Asian Studies major at Coe College is designed to acquaint students with the great cultures and societies of Asia, and with the region of the world that is driving economic growth.


The Asian Studies major from Coe College is interdisciplinary and encourages students to take courses in the areas of art history, foreign language, economics, history, literature, political science and religion. Travel and intensive study in the region is an integral part of Coe's Asian studies program.

Key facts:

Why Asian Studies at Coe College?

  • Friends from Asia! During most academic years Coe has from 20 to 35 exchange students from Coe’s two exchange programs in Japan, Waseda University in Tokyo and Nagoya Gakuin University in Nagoya. These students are a great resource for Coe students who wish to study Japanese language, or have lots of friends in Japan when they do study abroad.  
  • Coe also has many Asian four year international students and one year exchange students from countries like China, Korea and Nepal and a very active international club. You will be ready to travel the region upon graduation! 
  • Affordable study abroad opportunities!  Students can study (in English) for one semester, or for one year, at universities in Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand and Vietnam. Direct exchange programs cost no more than a semester or year at Coe, save for travel to the host country.  Moreover, Coe financial aid is fully transferable for these programs.
  • Coe also has its own semester study abroad experience called Asia Term. For an extra fee, students can spend a spring semester in Asia under the supervision of Coe faculty members.  Locations vary, but usually involve long visits to Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Students can also have opportunities to travel to Asia with Coe faculty members to take courses during May Terms in Asia. Students receive a free credit for the first of these course and pay only travel expenses. In recent years faculty have taught May Term courses in Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern South Asia
  • Eastern Religions
  • The American War in Vietnam
  • China and Japan
  • History of Modern China
  • Coe’s Asia Term

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Coe College Application or Common Application
  • Official results of the SAT or ACT
  • Official high school transcript
  • Admission recommendation (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards) 
  • Personal essay (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards)

Tuition Fee

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    50314 USD/year
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    50314 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50314 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar Rapids

895 - 1290 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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