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As a National Resource Center (Pan Asia) under the Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Asian Studies Center is committed to outreach work related to teaching about Asia. Our outreach programs include three major target audiences: K-16 educators, community colleges, and local, regional, and national communities.


  • Implement activities that reflect diverse perspectives and a wide range of views and generate debate on world regions and international affairs as they apply to Asia.
  • Enhance teacher training to strengthen Asian language education and teaching about Asia, enriching teacher education curriculum with Asia content.
  • Build and grow partnerships with community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) through a series of activities that provide faculty and students of partnering institutions with access to MSU’s resources in Asian Studies including professional development opportunities (for faculty) and instruction (for students).

Contact Dr. Jiahang Li (jiahang(at) to schedule outreach events, learn about upcoming programs, or inquire about available resources.

K-16 Educator Programs & Resources

We organize many workshops and professional development opportunities for K-16 educators to enhance their knowledge and skills in teaching about Asia. We also develop and share valuable resources for K-16 educators focusing on Asian languages and cultures. Click to check upcoming programs and events.

Community College Programs

We believe in the importance of collaboration in promoting the teaching and learning about Asia. We work closely with Midwest Institute for International-Intercultural Education and other Community Colleges to provide comprehensive and high-quality professional development opportunities and resources for educators. By working together, we can combine our expertise and resources to create programs and materials that are effective and engaging for educators and students alike. Our collaboration allows us to reach a wider audience and make a bigger impact in promoting cultural understanding and global citizenship.

Community Outreach Programs

Our Community Outreach Programs focus on increasing knowledge and understanding about Asia in local, regional and national communities. These programs include workshops, presentations and cultural events that are accessible and engaging for all ages. They provide a unique perspective on Asia and promote cross-cultural understanding and global citizenship. Additionally, these programs strive to make the learning of Asia more accessible to under-served communities.