Previous study of Chinese language is not required, and almost all Valpo students can study abroad in Hangzhou without delaying graduation IF they plan carefully with their academic advisor. You must be a sophomore, junior or senior in good standing. As many as 15 students from Valparaiso University, from other schools in the Lutheran Colleges' China Consortium, or from other universities-at-large may study in Hangzhou for the fall semester.
Study Programs at Kansai Gaidai University are available to sophomores, juniors, or seniors in good standing. A semester or full year at Kansai Gaidai University, located in the culturally rich area between Osaka and Kyoto offers Japanese language instruction and a number of Asian Studies courses taught in English, including topics in business, art, economics, and history, among others.