October 16, 2014
Maymester course, REL 134: Introduction to Buddhist Literature: Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Buddhist Life
March 4, 2014
Maymester course, REL 134: Introduction to Buddhist Literature: Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Buddhist Life (in Los Angeles)
Study Buddhist life in Los Angeles as part of this new Maymester course, based on Professor Meeks’ popular GE, REL 134! This course is two-pronged. Part of the week will be devoted to lecture and discussion sections. In these meetings you will learn about the history of Buddhist literature and will perform close readings of the tradition’s most fundamental texts. During the remainder of the week, we will embark on fieldtrips to Buddhist temples and will interact with local Buddhist nuns, monks, ministers, and lay followers. On these trips you will discover how contemporary Buddhist communities understand, use, and interpret ancient scriptures as they engage with twenty-first-century American society.
This course will count for GE Category II credit and can also count towards major and minor credit in REL and EAAS. Feel free to contact Prof. Meeks if you have any questions: email@example.com. To register for the course, go to REL 134xg, listed under "Religion" in the Dornsife Spring 2014 calendar: http://classes.usc.edu/term-20141/classes/rel . For more information on the course, and on Maymesters, see: http://dornsife.usc.edu/rel-134-buddhist-literature/
January 22, 2014
EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!
Global East Asia
Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014
Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more!
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014
FLAS fellowships are provided by EASC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. Academic year award for $10,000 tuition and $5000 stipend. Summer award for up to $5000 tuition and $2500 stipend.
January 15, 2014
USC East Asian Studies Center invites you to our second annual East Asia Career Panel as part of USC Career Fest 2014!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Student Union (STU) B3, USC
RSVP here before the week of the event.
Want to use East Asian language and area studies skills in your future job but not sure how? Come learn about different career options from our panel of experts! All USC students are welcome.
Please join us for the second annual East Asia Career Panel as a part of USC Career Fest 2014. Our impressive alumni panelists come from East Asia-related professions in international trade, business consultancy, immigration services and foreign affairs, and marketing and communications. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity.
· Terri L. Batch – Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
· Nancy Chao – Senior Consultant, IBM Strategy and Transformation
· Patrick Ddiba – Immigration Services Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
· Jojo Li – Global Marketing Manager, Entertainment Insight & MOKU iMedia
For more information about each of the panelists, please visit the official event page on the EASC website.
Please be sure to RSVP online before the week of the event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
January 14, 2014
Are you interested in studying abroad in China, Japan or Korea this summer with all major travel expenses covered? Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more. By taking EASC-360: Global East Asia, an upper-division area studies course taught by USC faculty, students from a variety of majors and language backgrounds experience East Asia in a unique way.
Applications are available online and are due on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:00pm. Now’s the perfect time to ask for recommendations and start getting your application together!
A video of the October info session can be found here.
You can also look at photos and read about past students’ experiences at the Global East Asia Blogs:
We look forward to your applications!
December 5, 2013
USC East Asian Studies Center provides USC undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships to study Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. Both summer and academic year awards are available. Website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/flas
East Asian Studies Center 2014-2015 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
FLAS fellowships are provided by EASC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for undergraduate and graduate study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. The purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists.
Summer 2014 FLAS Award
-$5,000 maximum tuition payment for approved intensive summer language program
-Summer FLAS fellows take an intensive modern language program equivalent to one academic year at an institution in the U.S. or abroad. Visit our website for example eligible programs.
Academic Year 2014-15 FLAS Award
-Graduate Students: $15,000 stipend, $18,000 tuition payment
-Undergraduate Students: $5,000 stipend, $10,000 tuition payment
-Academic Year FLAS fellows take 1 East Asian language course during both fall and spring semesters at least 2 area studies courses on East Asia at USC or approved overseas program.
-Academic year 2014-15 FLAS fellowships are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education
Application Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014 by 5:00pm
Applications are available online. **Please be sure to read through the details on our website regarding eligible summer programs (if applicable), application requirements and eligibility requirements before applying.
A video of the EASC Fellowship Information Session covering details about the FLAS fellowship can be found here.
-U.S. citizens or permanent residents
-Full-time USC students from any major or discipline
-Graduate students: Engaged in advanced language study (3rd year and above). Those already fluent in one East Asian language may apply for beginning/intermediate study of a second East Asian language.
-Undergraduate students: Engaged in intermediate or advanced language study (2nd year and above)
-FLAS-eligible languages include Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Korean