2022 is the year to get back out there and explore the world! After a year of being stuck at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to seize the day and take advantage of the chance to study abroad. As the education abroad experts, we’re excited to help you make the most of your time in the Asia Pacific region. Read on to learn more about program options, locations, and staying safe during a life-changing experience abroad.

What are my program options?

The first step to an incredible study abroad experience is picking your program type. Do you want to…

  • Build your professional skills with an internship?
  • Complete a degree abroad?
  • Participate in a research project?
  • Enjoy a classic study abroad experience at a host university?
  • Combine classes with a part-time internship?

No matter your choice, we’ve got the perfect program for you—plus semester, summer, winter, and J-term options so you can choose what works best with your schedule.

Know that we’re continually monitoring the global COVID-19 situation, and we’ve developed a comprehensive “We have your back” Refund Policy in case we’re forced to cancel or suspend a future program. This way, you can travel with confidence knowing you’ll have the option to consider an alternate location, attend your preferred program at a later term, or receive a full refund for your program fees paid. Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 refund policy.

Students on the the Holistic Health and Wellness in Asia Program. This 3-week course is offered over the summer and winter and introduces students to a variety of complementary modalities that promote optimal health and healing, both academically and experientially.

Where can I go?

We host programs in ten incredible countries throughout Asia Pacific. Take a look at our top study abroad destinations for 2022!

South Korea

There’s more to South Korea than kimchi, K-Pop, and cat cafes…though they will certainly give you insight into the current culture. A nation rich in both tradition and innovation, South Korea supports a population of more than 50 million, has one of the world’s largest economies, and plays host to multinational corporations like LG, Samsung, and Hyundai.

Thailand

When completing a study abroad Thailand program in the capital of Bangkok, you’ll experience big city living in one of Asia’s largest metropolises. In the northern hub of Chiang Mai, you’ll get the chance to dive deep into the local community, exploring the region’s diverse cultural influence all while soaking up the scenery and getting your fill of Pad Thai.

Can’t decide? Our traveling Summer in Thailand program will take you to several locations across the kingdom to further experience the coursework come to life in different settings.

Australia

Whether you want to study at a large institution with tens of thousands of students, feel more comfortable on a smaller campus, or maybe you dream of being surrounded by nature, studying abroad in Australia offers a variety of locations, environmental settings, and campuses to fit your lifestyle. Due to border closures, we have cancelled our Spring 2022 programs in Australia, but we are still accepting Summer and Fall 2022 applications and hope to welcome you later in the year.

New Zealand

From the sprawling, multicultural hub of Auckland to the smaller city of Wellington that’s known as “The Coolest Little Capital in the World,” the more rural Palmerston North to the quintessential college town of Dunedin and the charismatic Christchurch, each location where you can study abroad in New Zealand offers up its own mix of urban and natural charms. Due to border closures, we have cancelled our Spring 2022 programs in New Zealand, but we are still accepting Summer and Fall 2022 applications and hope to welcome you later in the year.

Don’t see your dream location listed? You can find all our program options here.

Is it safe to study abroad?

The health and safety of TEAN participants is always our highest priority, and we’ve worked with our global partners to develop additional health and safety protocols in light of COVID-19 that allow us to continue delivering culturally rich programs with an added focus on hygiene and social distancing.

Before your program

Prior to arrival, you’ll receive guidance with destination-specific information about your host city, along with health and safety resources and emergency information. Your TEAN Program Manager will be in contact to set expectations for arrival in your new country, including a potential quarantine period (a two-week quarantine is currently mandatory for South Korea programs).

During your program

You’ll start off with an On-Site Orientation with our resident staff, who will provide useful information on acclimation to the host culture as well as emergency procedures. TEAN participants are required to follow all COVID-19 specific rules (e.g., use of face masks, observation of social distancing measures and limitations on gatherings) established by local, state, and federal governments, and any rules established by attractions, sites, and service providers (e.g., host universities, housing, airlines, hotels, restaurants, etc.). Additionally, students will have to wear face masks when participating in any TEAN-sponsored activity.

Insurance

All TEAN participants receive an overseas health insurance policy, which is included in the cost of the program. Policies vary by country, and you can browse this chart to learn more.

Lotte Tower, South Korea
“Some of the best views of Seoul can be seen from Lotte Tower, especially during sunset! This was one of the first TEAN events that was hosted by our program managers. Due to the COVID restrictions in Seoul, we were only allowed to gather in groups of four people. Luckily, our program managers were still able to organize TEAN events that followed the COVID guidelines and we all had a lot of fun!” | Photo and caption by Kate Refolo, Villanova University who studied abroad in South Korea this spring

Should I study abroad in 2022?

Absolutely! We work closely with host universities, local law enforcement, and trusted health and security organizations to maintain a high level of health and safety practices and communications throughout the study abroad process, and we wouldn’t send you to a location if we didn’t feel comfortable going there ourselves.

While study abroad (and life in general) looks a little different right now, a life-changing experience is still very much possible. Keep in mind that you may need to change your original plans and consider an alternate location or a different term. It’s important to be flexible, adaptable, and open-minded—which are all skills you’ll strengthen during your program. Just remember, no matter what, we’re here to help make study abroad happen!

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? Head over to our program finder to start searching for the perfect program for you and begin your application today!