Explore the connections between East and West from the College’s vantage point on the Pacific Rim.
Graduates of Asian Languages & Literature programs pursue careers in academia, business, government, journalism, law and other professions, using their cultural and linguistic expertise to foster understanding between Asia and the rest of the world. Every spring, the department hosts a career panel to help undergraduates learn how to leverage their language skills into careers and connect with potential employers.
Job titles of recent Asian Languages & Literature graduates:
- Budget/fiscal analyst
- Business development manager
- Data analyst
- Medical interpreter
- Program manager
- Operations supervisor
- Software engineer
Apply your studies abroad
The department encourages its undergraduate majors and minors, graduate students and other language students to take advantage of the many study abroad opportunities available in Asia. During their time abroad, students can achieve advanced language competency and experience the cultural context in which Asian languages are used. In past years, students from across the University participated in study programs in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Find Yourself in Asian Languages & Literature
Explore the languages, literature and culture of East, Southeast, Central, and South Asia.
Department of Asian Languages & Literature Stories
His knowledge of ancient languages led Andrew Glass (2006) to a specialized technology job at Microsoft.
A new online course introduces students to the humanities through A&S faculty's personal stories and favorite artifacts.