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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

2024 MAAS Grad Monica Orillo: From classroom to US Department of State

Monica Orillo’s graduate education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa served as a launching pad to her future foreign service career with the U.S. Department of State.

Orillo, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, was a recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which included funds for tuition and living expenses, as well as a five-year position as a public diplomacy officer with the U.S. Department of State after graduation.

Read the full story at UH News: From classroom to nation’s capital: UH grad, diplomat’s journey.

Monica Orillo moderated the Q&A session of a trilateral town hall with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Philip Goldberg. (Photo courtesy: Monica Orillo)

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