In Asia, the Office of International Programs has approved Study Abroad programs in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Barnard participates in a Visiting International Students Program (VISP) Partnership with China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Bejing Normal University in China and Ewha Woman's University, and Yonsei University, Underwood International College in South Korea.
In March 2009, Barnard hosted an influential group of extraordinary women leaders for the inaugural Global Symposium in Bejing entitled Women Changing China.
Selected Barnard faculty research is being conducted on material from China and India.
Recently, Barnard faculty members have taken students on short term research trips to Malaysia and South Korea.
As a result of an international fellowship or scholarship, students have researched in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Additionally, our global Alumnae Network includes graduates in Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
"Nothing beats learning about the rainforest IN a rainforest. I feel as if I learned more in those two weeks in Malaysia than I did in classes. It's the whole package of a cultural immersion and research expedition!"
— Nina Yang, Barnard College '12