The Asian Studies Lynk: Classroom to Career

Language Skills and Cross-Cultural Awareness

The Asian Studies majors and minors are provided with exciting opportunities and strongly encouraged to study, intern, and conduct research in Asia or about Asia. The combination of on-campus and off-campus learning is helpful for enhancing students’ Asian language skills and deepening their cultural awareness of Asia, better preparing them for graduate study and laying a solid foundation for future career.

Mengjia Wan studying karate in Tokyo.
Mengjia Wan ’14: during my study abroad in Tokyo, I listened to Japanese people's views on Japan's society, culture and foreign relations.
Linnea Johnson smiling in front of a tree and water.
Linnea Johnson '13: studying Chinese gave me a new vantage point from which to observe the world and a meaningful tool with which to effectively engage it.
Megan Brooks with student holding a sign that says "Be The Change"
Megan Brooks '14: I still carry what I learned in my Middle Eastern Studies major, the people I met, and my experiences abroad into all that I do.