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Resources for Graduate Students in Asian Studies

MSU has a large number of graduate students pursuing research in Asian studies. Students in any discipline have the opportunity to incorporate Asia in their research, the Center offers support to students who choose to do so by connecting them with:

  • Over 200 Asian Studies Center affiliated faculty engaged in Asia-related research, teaching, and outreach efforts with wide disciplinary and geographic range.
  • Fellowship and scholarship opportunities.
  • Instruction in 26 Asian languages.
  • A growing and diverse community of students studying Asia and Asian languages.
  • MSU's international community, including over 7,000 students from Asia.
  • A large collection of Asian literature and research material.
  • Alumni working in the U.S. and abroad in higher education, government, international organizations, non-government organizations, and the private sector for research and career prospects.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Programs

The CIC is a consortium of 12 research universities, including the 11 members of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago. With campuses in 8 states, CIC universities enroll more than 300,000 undergraduates and 76,000 graduate students, and employ some 33,000 full-time faculty and 139,000 full-time staff. The CIC is guided by the Provosts of the member universities.MSU graduate students can make use of the CIC Traveling Scholar, CourseShare, and Foreign Language Enhancement (FLEP) programs. For more information on how to make use of CIC programs, visit the MSU Graduate School CIC information web page.

Study Abroad Programs 

MSU students standing outside Chinese templeMSU is a leader in study abroad participation among public universities. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) administers over 275 programs in more than 60 countries around the world. Close to 3,000 MSU students participate annually outside of the United States.

If you're already engaged in Asian Studies and/or Asian language learning, for would like to incorporate Asian Studies into your education, visit the Office of Study Abroad website.