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Calvin’s Asian studies program is one of the best in the U.S. Your studies begin with language, but encompass much more.
You’ll explore the philosophy, religion, art, and history of Asian cultures and nations. But you won’t just learn in the classroom—you’ll take your learning abroad with a semester in China, Japan, or Korea. You might also spend an interim in places like India, Nepal, South Korea, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, or Japan.
Fields like international development, business, education, and missions need people who can engage confidently with the diverse peoples and cultures of Asia. With a major or minor in Asian studies, you'll bring new depth and opportunity to any career.
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Chinese at Calvin
Calvin's Chinese program offers a variety of majors and minors that fit well with an Asian studies degree. Learn more »
Japanese at Calvin
Japanese language courses are a good supplement to your Asian studies degree if you've chosen Japan as your area of focus. Learn more »
Korean at Calvin
Study the Korean language up to the intermediate level and get credit toward your Asian studies degree. Learn more »
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