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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.

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Congratulations December 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates! All of us in the Department of Asian Studies are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of the following students who will graduate from our programs this December: Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies Joanne Jia An Lum Dorian…

Kim Sluchansky

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sluchansky

Kim Sluchansky Hometown: Maryland, USA Degree & Year: BA, 2017 Area Focus: Japan Current Employment:  Coordinator for International Relations, JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme (Japan)  What was the best part of the Asian Studies program for you? I had incredibly…

Alumni Spotlight: Joanna Fagin

Joanna Fagin Hometown: Clearwater, Florida Degree & Year: BA, 2015  Area focus: Japan (Honors thesis: “Image and Identity:  Japan's Adoption of ‘Little Black Sambo’”) Current employment: Student in the MS in Psychology program at the University of Texas at San Antonio What…

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Alumni Spotlight: Christina Geisse

Christina Geisse (Kiki Leinch) Hometown: Santiago, Chile  Degree & Year: BA, 2013 Area focus: Japan  Current employment: I work for the first ever “nomadic hotel,” as cultural advisor for their Japan project, 2020. The hotel is currently based in Cambodia, and…

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APSIA Diversity Forum Week July 19-23

Undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for the Fifth Annual Diversity Forum for Students & Young Professionals, taking place virtually July 19-24, 2021. This free event is intended…

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Congratulations Graduates!

Adeline Ruiz, B.A. December 2020 Asian Studies is proud to announce the graduation of Adeline Ruiz, BA in Asian Studies, December 2020. Adeline started her college coursework one day shy of her 15th birthday, taking classes at Honolulu Community College as…

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