Old Dominion University seeks to promote an expanded awareness and understanding of the nations and cultures of Asia, to support and encourage research on Asia, and to make available resources to enable better understanding and more effective interaction between organizations and individuals in the Hampton Roads area and those in Asia.
To achieve these goals, the Institute of Asian Studies initiates and coordinates the development and operation of special programs, and administers a minor and major (beginning in Fall 2004) in Asian Studies. It also explores and maintains cooperative relationships with higher education institutions and other organizations within the United States and throughout Asia in order to enhance Asian Studies programs in this university and region.
The institute director is advised by the Asian Studies Advisory Committee and works closely with the Office of International Programs regarding scholarships and study abroad programs and opportunities.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about our programs.
Dr. Qiu Jin, Director