The Asian Studies Program offers internship credits of up to 3 credit hours per semester for students who want to develop their academic or professional skills through experiential learning. UB’s Experiential Learning Network and our Asian Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies can help students find opportunities with organizations outside UB, or here in our AS office. Our past interns have developed our social media and online presence, cooperated to organize Asian Studies campus events, and supported research conferences and symposia here on campus.
We want our students to study abroad! Our major and minor programs are designed to adapt to transferring study abroad courses into our academic plan. Our Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies will work with students who are interested in studying abroad as part of their AS degree and will facilitate communication with UB’s Office of Study Abroad. As we noted above, we offer two funding opportunities for study abroad in our own program. If you want to learn more how other students have felt about Asian Studies study abroad, visit our Study Abroad page and read the Asian Studies Stories.
Students interested in Asia-focused research will find many opportunities for working with UB faculty engaged in a wide array of research disciplines. This is particularly useful for the capstone: the Asian Studies BA requires a research-based senior capstone project (AS498). One of our core faculty members organizes the capstone course, but each student follows their own interests by defining a topic and selecting faculty mentors. Our Asian Studies Advisory Council includes members of UB’s faculty-research community who can be approached to serve as readers or faculty mentors on the capstone project. Asian Studies students who are not yet to the capstone, but are looking for opportunities to participate in research can contact the AC members as well.