International Studies & Programs

Home > Academics > Academic Programs

Academic Programs

There are myriad opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to incorporate Asian Studies into their education. The Asian Studies Center can help connect you to resources all over campus including language study, faculty specialists who work and conduct research in Asia, and more.


MSU has a growing number of undergraduate students pursuing studies in Asia and Asian language. Students in any discipline have the opportunity to incorporate Asia in their studies.


Graduate students in any discipline can incorporate Asia into their research. The Asian Studies Center can connect students with over 200 affiliated faculty engaged in Asia-related research and teaching, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, instruction in 26 Asian languages, and more.


Michigan State University offers many Asian Languages, including Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Some language studies have majors and minors, some which are regularly offered, and some of which are offered only under special circumstances.


The Asian Studies Center holds many on-campus events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and film showings. The lectures focus on hot button and historical issues about Asia, and often times include panel and round table discussions by scholars from around the world and MSU faculty. The film showings include a wide variety of feature films and documentaries. The Asian Studies Center also occasionally holds regional, national, and international conferences.