Syracuse, Indiana, or Toronto

<p>Well, here is the thing. I live in Virginia, and I really want to study Chinese/ asian cultures/ tibetan. I have narrowed my options down to three schools and I want to get some different perspectives on the schools. Which would provide me with a great college experience, and a great education? I also want a great party scene. Thanks for your comments!</p>

<p>Well, I did a little study since your last post and here's what I found out.</p>

<p>Indiana has a group called RIFIAS--the Research Institute on Inner Asian studies, which is mostly dedicated to a study of all the languages and cultures in Tibet and the areas immediately around Tibet. </p>

<p>Inner</a> Asia and Inner Asian Studies</p>

<p>Toronto has a thing called the DEEDS project, which has run a Central and Asian studies seminar at the school once each year:</p>

<p>Central</a> and Inner Asia Studies (CIAS)</p>

<p>Syracuse offers only four courses on the Chinese language and no cultural courses on it (unless you go for overseas study).</p>

<p>Personally, I'd choose Indiana, but as you can see, Indiana and Toronto are both much preferable to Syracuse for your major.</p>

<p>Good luck with your choice.</p>

<p>P.S. My son is a junior at Indiana--but in the business school. He says there are parties, but he doesn't consider it to be as much of a "party school" as the ratings would have you believe. He said it was two years ago when he first started there, but it has toned down a lbit since, mostly because the student body GPA and SATs have been going up--and because the administration has tried to keep the parties at the frats or off-campus and out of the dorms lately.</p>

<p>If it helps I chose IU over Syracuse :). I was sold when I went for a visit because of the stunning campus and great feel of Bloomington's atmosphere.</p>

<p>Thanks alot Calcruzer for your research efforts. Appreciate your time!</p>