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East Asian Studies

Seeking to expand awareness and understanding of the people and cultures of East Asia among the members of the John Carroll University and the wider communities.

The East Asian Studies program serves as a focal point for academic courses leading to an interdisciplinary major or minor in East Asian Studies. Students are encouraged to participate in short-term, semester, or year-long study abroad programs in China or Japan.

The East Asian Studies program also brings greater international awareness to the campus and community by sponsoring guest lectures, cultural performances, high school outreach, and special events related to East Asia.

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East Asian Festival

The East Asian Studies Program hosts the East Asian Festival each fall, featuring interactive exhibits, musical performances, and hands-on activities. John Carroll students, as well as community organizations, local schools, and the Asian-American community from throughout Northeast Ohio, attend the event.

Programs of Study

The East Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program designed to expand awareness and understanding of the people and cultures of East Asia. Students may choose a major or minor in EAS, often in conjunction with a second major in another field.

Undergraduate

Major
East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies majors work toward a goal of second-year language proficiency in an East Asian language, and are all encouraged to participate in short-term, semester, or year-long study abroad programs in China or Japan.

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Minor
East Asian Studies

Students in any major may pursue the East Asian Studies minor in order to deepen their understanding of this important world region.

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News & Events

June 17

Adriana Nelson ’19 Receives Fulbright Fellows Grant

May 10

Mitsui Distinguished Lecture Series