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Research & Internship

One of the biggest advantages of attending Furman is undergraduate research. When you’re a major in Asian Studies, you’ll have an opportunity to conduct field and text-based research. Our faculty members serve as mentors and collaborative partners on these projects, challenging you to explore issues that you might not have considered. You might even take your research to Asia. Curious what those opportunities might be? Take a look at the research opportunities that we’ve offered in the past.

Furman University International Internship Program in East & Southeast Asia

Furman University is pleased to announce the establishment of the International Internship Program in East and Southeast Asia. As part of The Furman Advantage, this program supports students who independently seek and obtain a full-time (eight week minimum) internship.

Students may pursue opportunities in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bhutan, Nepal, or Laos.

Assessing Programming for Women's Empowerment

At home and abroad, women's empowerment is an important issue that many non-profits work on, including Greenville's Dining for Women. Programs like these help women and girls get an education, have fulfilling careers, and stay healthy. But what are the programs' strengths? How can they be improved? We work with non-profits to assess how successful their programs are and help them make improvements.

Contact Veena Khandke

Comparing Popular Culture

Do you love pop culture? How do Japanese and American cultural phenomena compare? We've studied it all, from comparative studies on Japanese and American cosplay and otaku to Japanese visual-kei J-pop bands. What will we study next? It's up to you.

Contact Shusuke Yagi