Union's Asian Studies program focuses on the language, culture and art of Asia, with emphasis on China and Japan. Our incredibly diverse faculty members offer courses in many disciplines across the spectrum of the humanities and social sciences—contributing their expertise and passions in everything from music and art history to economics and political science.
You’ll learn from faculty from a variety of departments and programs, including anthropology, art history, economics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, music and political science. Our classes are small and promote an atmosphere of collaboration and persona exploration.
There is no better way to understand Asia and develop global citizenship than through intensive language and cultural immersion. The Asian Studies program works closely with the International Programs Office to offer full-term study abroad programs in China (Shanghai), Japan (Tohoku), Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as mini-terms in Bali, Cambodia, China (Tianjin) and India. Students are strongly encouraged to engage with Asian peoples and global culture through such firsthand experience abroad.