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Including how to apply, please visit the following pages:

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.

Apply now for the CAUSE Leadership Academy

The CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) for students is a nine-week paid summer internship program for college undergraduates that prepares participants to lead and represent the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. 

Students must ensure both the Application and Letter of Recommendation are received by Sunday, January 28th, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.

CLA is a wonderful opportunity for students pursuing careers in public policy, politics, government affairs, and community advocacy. Following the program, participants have landed fellowships, declared their goal major, and more! CLA alumni have continued on to create and shape legislation and policy and run for elected office.

DATES: June 24 – August 23, 2024 

STIPEND: $4,000

PROGRAM SUMMARY: The 2024 CAUSE Leadership Academy (CLA) is a nine-week, paid, full-time, in-person internship program that prepares college students and recent graduates to lead and advocate for the civic engagement and political empowerment of the API community. Interns will participate in Civic Leadership Workshops, a Host Office Placement in Southern California, a Civic Engagement Project, and the Capitol Summit.

To learn more, click here!

To apply, click here!

DEADLINE: Sunday, January 28th, 2024 at 11:59 pm PT

If you have any questions, please reach out to CAUSE Programs Coordinator Shanahan Europa at!

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