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Asian Pacific American Studies

Are you interested in learning about Asians and Pacific Islanders in America? Are you curious about one of the fastest growing racial groups in America and how they fit into America's social landscape. If so, the APAS minor is for you.

East Asian Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia is home to an internationally recognized faculty whose research and teaching encompasses all historical periods of the region, as well as rigorous language instruction from elementary to advanced levels in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. In addition to language courses, we offer a wide array of electives in English on East Asian literature and culture teaching such subjects as classical poetry, early myths, detective mysteries, and contemporary cinema, among others.

Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures focuses on the deep historical ties between the many and varied cultures, religions, literatures, and languages of the Middle East (Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, United Arab Emirates), North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia), and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka). 

UVA East Asia Center

The East Asia Center was founded in 1975 to provide a forum for faculty and students interested in East and Southeast Asia. It currently sponsors a speaker series, grant programs, and promotes academic activities and cultural events related to East and Southeast Asia. We are an interdisciplinary organization of faculty, each of whom is a full member of an academic department. 

Multicultural Student Services  

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