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The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UW-Madison is student-centered and driven by research that is integrated into the classroom. With thematic foci in Asian languages, linguistics and literature, Asian cultural studies, religions of Asia, and critical issues in contemporary Asia, we aim to teach students how to recognize and critically analyze the realities of past and present "Asia" as a region that is crucial to the global flows of people, materials, and ideas through its own rich complexity with deep interconnection across multiple domains. Please review or share the annoucement of our programs!

ALC is the tenure home of twenty Faculty, whose research spans East, South and Southeast Asia and academic interests are cross-disciplinary. 

Language Lecturers are also an integral part of our department, teaching more than fourteen languages from East, South, and Southeast Asia.

The department offers annual Student Travel Support scholarships to graduate students.

We also welcome applications from Prospective AOF eligible students for travel grants to visit UW-Madison campus to meet our faculty, staff, and graduate students.

The fall 2018 New Graduate Student Welcome will be held on Wednesday, August 29th from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. This event is hosted by the Graduate School. Newly enrolled grad students are encouraged to register for the event. This is a unique opportunity to meet other grad students from across campus; attend a resource fair; learn about key research, health and professional development resources during info sessions; hear directly from campus leadership. An informal reception (with food) follows the program.

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- Graduate Student Life 2017-18 (PDF)

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Enrollment Requirements

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