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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.

Aaron Clark: Alumni Spotlight

Aaron Clark (BA Asian Studies, 2008), Global Operations Director and Managing Partner at NEXSTEP Thailand, shares his appreciation for UH Manoa and the Asian Studies program.

He shares how the amazing professors and staff and extra curriculars provided enormous opportunity to learn and immerse during his studies. He speaks of how the chance to study abroad in two different programs lead to a career in International Education over the past 12 years, allowing him to live and work in a field he loves since his graduation in 2008. The video includes images, clips all of which come from actual student programs and events that he has provided students via study abroad, internships and more across East and Southeast Asia. He has over the years worked with many top academic institutions across the US and world supporting students abroad.

What is NEXSTEP? Find out more about this international internship and study abroad institution here.

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