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Arabic and Asian Languages

Penn State study abroad programs to learn Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic and Korean. Many of these are Critical Need Languages for the US State Department.

These languages are among the most in demand for business and government positions. Learn while immersed in the fascinating culture that created it.

Country/CityProgram Sponsor University/ProgramLanguageSemester Offered
Bhutan
Bumthang+others

SFS: Bhutan, Himalayan Environment & Society in Transition
Fall Application Deadline is January 20th for this program.

Fa
China
Hong Kong Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Mandarin  & Cantonese Fa/Sp/Yr
Shanghai CIEE: Shanghai
- Accelerated Chinese Language
- Business, Language and Culture
- China in a Global Context
Mandarin Fa/Sp/Yr
Japan
Mito

Mito: Ibaraki University- Scholarship success story
Year Application Deadline is January 20th for this program.

Japanese Sp/Yr
Nagoya

IES: Nagoya, Nanzan University
(Fall or Year Application Deadline is January 20th, spring due July 15th).

Japanese Fa/Sp/Yr
Tokyo IES: Tokyo, Language and Culture Japanese Fa/Sp/Yr
Jordan
Amman CIEE: Amman, Middle East Studies Arabic Fa/Sp/Yr
CIEE: Amman, Arabic Language Arabic Fa/Sp/Yr
Morocco
Rabat IES: Rabat, Study in Rabat Arabic Fa/Sp/Yr
Singapore
Singapore Singapore: National University of Singapore Chinese & dialects Fa/Sp/Yr
South Korea
Seoul CIEE: Seoul, Arts and Sciences Korean

Fa/Sp/Yr
Seoul: Sogang University
Korean
Fa/Sp/Yr
Seoul: Sungkyunkwan University Korean Fa/Sp/Yr
Taiwan
Taipei CIEE: Taipei, Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Mandarin Fa/Sp/Yr