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

Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.

For a complete listing of departmental scholarships available to first-year students, use the Scholarship Search ».

Faculty

Qin Herzberg

Qin Herzberg
Instructor, Chinese Language
Department of Chinese
HH 402B
qherzber@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8624

Larry Herzberg

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

Eun Lee

Eun Lee
Instructor of Korean
Department of Korean
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
Associate Professor, Japanese Language
Department of Japanese
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
Upper-level Japanese
Department of Japanese
HH 417
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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