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Asian Studies

If you want to explore a new world and culture, the Asian Studies department at Furman University will take you beyond the traditional classroom experience.

Under the guidance of our outstanding faculty, we offer a curriculum infused with a broad range of courses, study away experiences and a strong liberal arts foundation. That means you won’t just study a culture, language, or religion in our program. You’ll study it all. Because at Furman, we’re preparing you to engage with the people, ideas and issues that shape one of the world’s most dynamic regions.

Program Overview

At Furman, we offer degrees in Asian Studies, Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies.

Choose your degree
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Student Experiences

The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery.

Discover our Experiences

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Students walking to the place of peace
Studying Diversity

Explore the cultures, histories, and intellectual traditions that shape people’s different experiences in a growing, pluralistic world.

Study Diversity

Meet our Faculty

Our innovative, team-based advising model provides a community of expert mentors to help guide students along their path.

Meet our Faculty
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Facilities & Resources

Experience Asia—without leaving our campus.

Visit our Facilities & Resources

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study away programs
exchange opportunities in Japan

Contact Us

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