Department of Asian Studies

The Department of Asian Studies helps students explore the rich and extremely diverse cultures of Asia, home to some 60 percent of humanity.

All majors require coursework in the humanities and social sciences. Achieving language proficiency is an important goal, and a wide array of courses are currently offered at Mount Holyoke and through the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages. Extracurricular activities, including weekly language tables, films, and festivals, complement coursework.

Most of our students continue their exploration of Asia through study abroad programs.