Study Abroad

There are a growing number of opportunities for UofL students to study in Asian countries.  If you are a McConnell Scholar, you will spend a month in China at the end of your junior year.  In recent years, International Travel Seminars have taken students in the University Honors Program to China, India, and Japan.

Other programs are open to all eligible UofL students.  The university International Center offers travel opportunities throughout Asia. More information: UofL Study Abroad Destinations.

The College of Arts and Sciences Office of International Programs sponsors a five-week Chinese language summer program at Beijing Foreign Studies University.  In 2007, the Departments of History and Sociology inaugurated a month-long summer course in India. More information: A&S International Programs

Two study abroad consortia with which UofL works, the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad and the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, also offer courses in Asia, with credit that can be used towards a UofL degree.

Current Programs Available:

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China: Xi'an International Studies University

Exchange Program

For more information contact Asian Studies Program: (502) 852-0274 or email Dr. Shiping Hua at

India:Travel Opportunity Spring 2017

In North India: New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, and Jaipur. In South India: Manipal, Upudpi, Moodapidri. Taj Mahal- world heritage site, agra fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Sarnath were Buddha delivered his first sermon, Dashwameddh Ghat on holy Ganges, Early morning goat cruise on the Ganges, Gatehpur Sikri, Amer Fort, Ancient Hindu Temples, Jain temple, Western Ghats-world Heritage Site, St. Mary's island.  More information, phone 502-852-8176. Cost $4,350 includes flight, tuition lodging, most meals, and admissions to various sites. Limited scholarships available. Indian spring 2017 COMM510-04 AST501 Travel June 4 thru 25.

For 3 credit hours you will participate in some scheduled class meetings MW 1-2:15pm 3/27 to 6/05. For 1 credit hour yo will participate in 3 per-departure meetings.  COMM510 AST501 Culture of India.  Join us on a life changing visit to India, a rapidly changing country with a rich culture and history. The class will cover religions of India, gender relations, communications, performing arts, traditional clothing, spices, and a glimpse of Indian History from ancient to modern times.  India, Ancient Culture, History, Birthplace of many religions. Some scholarships are available, 3 weeks North and South India adventure.  Learn and Experience Bharatnatyam, Yakshagana, Coffee plantations, Elephant ride, Beaches of India, Indian cuisine.