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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 220 affiliated faculty engaged in Asia-related research and teaching, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, instruction in 30 Asian languages, and more.


Michigan State University offers 30 Asian Languages, including Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). Some language studies have regularly offered majors and minors, and some languages are offered on demand. 


The Asian Studies Center holds over 200 on-campus events throughout the year, including lectures, conferences, cultural performances, workshops, and film showings. The lectures focus on hot button and historical issues about Asia, and often include panel or round table discussions by MSU faculty and scholars from around the world. The film showings include a wide variety of feature films and documentaries. The Asian Studies Center also hosts, supports, and promotes regional, national, and international conferences.