Explore - Asia

Picture from Japan

With the current restrictions on international travel, it is not possible to visit China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam or Hong Kong (PDR China) but we can still virtually explore their culture, traditions, history, beauty and study abroad opportunities. Here we have gathered some resources for you to explore and learn more about these countries.

Exploring Asia Presentation

Explore the culture and what it means to study abroad in China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Hong Kong (PDR China).

Studying in Asia

Check out what past UofG study abroad participants have to say about studying in Asia.

Explore Other Study Abroad Ambassador Profiles

You can also use our Program Search Tool to see which universities we have partnered with in this region and find links to visit the partner university website to learn more about how it can fit into your degree. Using the search tool you can find information about the semester dates, courses offered in English, residence, and more.

Movies, Documentaries, and Books

An entertaining and fun way to get to know a culture is through their movies, documentaries, or books. There are many popular films and books gaining attention and visibility, many of which are available on the streaming platforms available through your UofG Central ID.

A popular genre from this region is Japanese Animation known as Anime, and Japanese comics called Magna. Often times they depict real cultural practices allowing the viewers to learn about Japanese culture. Other books from this region are:

Or grab some popcorn and check out these films:

 

Explore Kanopy          Explore Audio Cine Films          Explore UofG Streaming Options

Arts & Culture

Google's Arts and Culture site can help you to explore museums, cities, history, and culture. Here are some samples of the Asian exploration you can do from the comfort of your own home!

Restaurants and Recipes 

One of the most exciting parts of learning about a new culture is trying new foods! Food is an important part of culture and is an expression of cultural identity. If you are looking to practice your cooking skills, here are some recipes for you to test out:

Or if you don't feel like cooking tonight, try out these places in the Guelph area:

  • The Nguyen serves up delectable Vietnamese dishes made fresh daily from authentic Vietnamese recipes!
  • Crafty Ramen is Japanese inspired and uses the principles of Japanese cooking and uses local influence to bring ramen to Ontario
  • Woks Taste serves delicious Chinese food in the heart of Guelph