Asian Studies News

Asia is a vast continent with a rich history of language, culture, business and society. From our minor in Arabic to our major in Chinese and everything in between, the College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages offers students rigorous academic training so that they can gain a better understanding of the world’s largest and most populous continent and how its various peoples connect and build societies. Students in the department’s many programs have a deep and diverse world to explore, and their journeys doing so are chronicled here. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Robert Berry

A double major in religion and Asian studies — plus two minors and a certificate — helped prepare Berry for his role as a Refugee and Asylum Officer with the Department of Homeland Security.

United by Blue founder and Temple alumnus Brian Linton '08.

How Asian Studies major Brian Linton '08 built a business devoted to cleaning our natural waterways.