News & Events
- Japanese In-Country Summer School 2013
- Thank you from Japan Exhibiton
- Asian Century Online Competitions
- Learning Chinese? Go to China
- Exchange Programs
January 2013 saw the launch of the University of Adelaide's Inaugral Japanese In-Country Summer School language and cultural Tour to Japan. The course is offered in conjunction and articulated with the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide and Ritsumeikan University, where the intensive Japanese language and culture program is undertaken.
The course includes intensive Japanese language study, cultural activities and seminars and visits to cultural and historical sites in Kyoto. This year's tour was a huge success. Watch the video below to see all the wonderful highlights from the program.
On 17th October, 2012, The University of Adelaide Art & Heritage Collections in partnership with the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne, the Global Engagement Office and the Centre for Asian Studies at the Uniiversity of Adelaide, launched the 'My Dream of 10 Years from Now': Thank you from Japan Exhibition at the Barr Smith Library.
The exhibition presents 80 pictures drawn by primary school children in the Tohoku region of Japan, as their way of saying thank you to the Australian people for the sympathy and support, in order to help people in Japan rise from the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that unfolded in March 2011.
Below Year 5 students from Mt Barker Waldorf School visit the Exhibition and send messages and pictures of their own to the Tohoku Children.
The exhibition is on display from 17 October -14 December in the
Foyer and Special Collections Room, Barr Smith Library during Library opening hours.
Dr Shoko Yoneyama, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Asian Studies at The University of Adelaide talked about the exhibition on SBS Japanese Radio.
The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) has created a series of online competitions to allow young people to be a part of the debate around the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. These competitions include:
- Be Heard: a short essay compeition. Includes topics on Asian Literacy and opportunities and challenges in the Asian Century and Australia's public image in Asia.
- How You See It: a multimedia competition for students to reveal how they see Australia in the Asian Century through images, video clips or infographics.
- Make a Pitch: pitch an idea through video or audio clips for a new show to represent Australia and Asia.
The AIIA invites students to enter the competitions and present their perspectives on Australia in the Asian Century. The public will choose the winners through online voting. To enter or view the competitions, go to http://www.australiasroleintheworld.org.au/
A key part of learning Chinese at the University of Adelaide is having the chance to study in China. Going there is the easiest way to master Chinese and the best way to understand China.
When you travel to China you will learn and experience so much more than how to speak the language. The experience will enhance personal growth, job propsects, and will provide you with the time of your life. You quite simply can't afford not to.
As a student of Chinese at the Centre for Asian Studies you have many opportinuties to get to China. It's cheaper and easier than you think. Find out more information in the Study in China brochure.
Fluency in language and a thorough familiarity with the culture and institutions of a country is rarely attained without a period spent in residence in the country.
The University has exchange agreements with the following institutions in Asia
Meiji University, Tokyo
Hiroshima Shudo University
Kansai University, Osaka
Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka
Hosei University (Computer Science)
International University of Japan, Niigata (Postgraduate only)
Naruto University of Education
University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
University of Tsukuba (Postgraduate only)
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
Thammasat University, Bangkok ( Economics)
Overseas study opportunities range from two-month summer vacation visits to semester and full-year student exchange programs.
There are sometimes possibilities of financial support, for which students are selected on merit. Financial support is also available through the Federal Government’s OS Help Scheme. More information is available at the study abroad website.