• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Gibeau
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

Semester in Asia is designed for students who wish to undertake a semester of language study at a partner university in Asia. It entails a comprehensive immersion in a specific country where your language of study is spoken and you will gain academic credit towards your ANU degree.

Semester in Asia participants benefit from rapid advancement in their language ability and gain valuable insights into local cultures. In addition to the academic benefit from studying in-country, students build strong networks and have valuable opportunities to travel throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Semester in Asia is available via a competitive application process to students who have an intermediate language ability at the time of application.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have:

• The ability to use the target language with a reasonable degree of fluency and spontaneity,
• Improved their cultural understanding of the country in which they are studying, which will complement the studies they are undertaking at ANU,
• The ability to identify, analyse and discuss issues related to cross-cultural communication and cultural difference.


Other Information

Admission to Semester in Asia is based on a competitive application process. Where places are limited, students will be selected on academic merit and responses to selection criteria.

Intermediate language ability is defined as the successful completion of the following ANU courses (or approved equivalent courses):

Chinese: CHIN3020 Modern Chinese 3 and CHIN3021 Modern Chinese 4
Indonesian: INDN2002 Indonesian 2A and INDN2003 Indonesian 2B
Japanese: JPNS2012 Spoken Japanese 3 and JPNS2013 Spoken Japanese 4
Korean: KORE2521 Modern Korean 3 and KORE2522 Modern Korean 4
Thai: THAI2002 Thai 2A and THAI2003 Thai 2B
Vietnamese: VIET2002 Vietnamese 2A and VIET2003 Vietnamese 2B

Indicative Assessment

Assessment requirements vary from host institution to host institution. Assessment will be undertaken in the relevant language and may include exams, presentations, essays, reports and class participation.

Students must undertake a full time study load at the host institution and successfully complete all courses to receive 24 units of credit for Semester in Asia.


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Workload

The equivalent of a full time study load at the host institution for one semester.


Assumed Knowledge

To be eligible for Semester in Asia students must have:

1) Already completed at least eight courses (48 units) of study towards their ANU degree by the end of the semester in which they submit their application
2) An ANU GPA of 5.0 or above
3) An intermediate language ability by the end of the semester in which they submit their application (see below for intermediate language definitions)
4) Space in their relevant language major to accommodate the 24 units of credit for Semester in Asia
5) At least one course (6 units) of study remaining in their ANU degree after completion of the 24 unit Semester in Asia course

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $4872
2014 $9912
2013 $9888
2012 $9888
2011 $9696
2010 $9432
2009 $9432
2008 $9432
2007 $9192
2006 $8760
2005 $8760
2004 $7704
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $12960
2014 $12984
2013 $12960
2012 $12960
2011 $12960
2010 $12960
2009 $12960
2008 $12960
2007 $12960
2006 $12960
2005 $12960
2004 $12960
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1631 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3979 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4591 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5619 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7945 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8568 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A

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