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.

Three generations — Mei's sister Lina (left), her father Gary, Mei and her grandmother Nancy— help run Wing On Wo.
Mei Lum ’12, new owner of her family store — one of the oldest shops in the neighborhood — keeps community and family traditions thriving.
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.
Yun Zhu '16: the interdisciplinary East Asian Studies minor has enriched my perspectives and enhanced my critical thinking.