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Resources for Undergraduate Students in Asian Studies

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, the Center offers support to students who choose to do so by connecting them with:

  • Over 220 Asian Studies Center affiliated faculty engaged in Asia-related research, teaching, and outreach efforts with wide disciplinary and geographic range;
  • Fellowship and scholarship opportunities;
  • Instruction in 30 Asian languages;
  • A growing and diverse community of students studying Asia and Asian languages;
  • A large collection of Asian literature and research material maintained in the MSU Library and the Asian Studies Center's DVD collection.
  • Alumni working in the U.S. and abroad in higher education, government, international organizations, non-government organizations, and the private sector for research and career prospects. 

Majors and Minors

There are over 29 majors, minors, and certificate programs available related to the study of Asia and Asian languages. For more information about the majors and minors please visit our Majors and Minors page. 

To see a sample listing of courses from various colleges and departments that may introduce and integrate contents on Asia, please visit our Asia-related Course Listing page.

Study Abroad Programs 

MSU students standing outside Chinese templeMSU is a leader in study abroad participation among public universities. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) administers over 275 programs in more than 60 countries around the world. Close to 3,000 MSU students participate annually outside of the United States.

If you're already engaged in Asian Studies and/or Asian language learning, or would like to incorporate Asian Studies into your education, visit the Office of Study Abroad website.