Over the past century, Asia has become a forerunner both economically and politically. A major in Asian studies prepares students for a world that is increasingly influenced by Asian policy and culture.

Overview

Calvin is the only Christian college in North America to offer a comprehensive Asian studies program.

Take advantage of these exciting program features:

  • explore the history, religion philosophy, art, language and culture of China, Japan and Korea
  • spend a semester abroad or find a grant-funded summer internship in China, Japan or Korea
  • use your Asian language skills to apply for jobs in education, international business and non-profit work

Careers in Asian Studies

  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Ambassador
  • International businessperson
  • Anthropologist
  • More

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Join International Student Association Committee; Participate in Middle East Club; Become part of Asian Club; Help out with Rangeela.

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By the numbers

13
Off-campus semester programs in places like Ghana, England, China and Hungary.
30
Off-campus interim courses offered each January
807
Students who studied off-campus last year

Course Requirements 2013-14

Asian Studies major

(39-42 semester hours)

Asian Studies minor

(18-21 semester hours)

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Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2013-14 academic year.

Bays-Herzberg China Semester Abroad Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 2.50+
  • financial need required
  • apply through off-campus programs
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Faculty

Larry Herzberg

Larry Herzberg
Associate Professor of Asian Languages
Department of German
HH 458
herz@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6363

Qin Herzberg

Qin Herzberg
Teaching Staff
Department of German
qherzber@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8624

Eun Lee

Eun Lee
accompanist,
Instructor of Korean
Department of German
HH 422
ekl7@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7540

Diane Obenchain

Diane Obenchain
Professor
Department of Religion
HL 377
dbo5@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8669

Kaori Schau

Kaori Schau
Assistant Professor
Department of German
HH 460
kschau@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7708

Wayne Ten Harmsel

Wayne Ten Harmsel
Assistant Professor, Director of China Semester Program
wtenharmsel@gmail.com

Yoshiko Tsuda

Yoshiko Tsuda
Adjunct
Department of German
HH 402C
yt23@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8623

Talk to us

Larry Herzberg Larry Herzberg
Department Chair
Department of Asian Studies
HH 458
herz@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6363

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