Not only is the East Asian region interesting to study, it is also one of the world’s most populous and economically important regions. Your ability to be a bridge to this region through your in-depth understanding of language, culture, and customs opens up a world of career opportunities in fields like education, business and finance, diplomacy, global health and development, translation, and more. Many students also continue on to advanced study in an area of East Asian studies that is particularly interesting to them.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in education, business and finance, diplomacy, global health and development, translation, information technology, study abroad programming, community and social services, and entrepreneurship.

They can also earn advanced degrees in East Asian studies, Chinese and Japanese, public policy, business, law, multicultural teaching and learning, international affairs, philosophy, ecology and evolutionary biology, social work, marketing and international management, and traditional East Asian medicine.

Examples of recent employers

  • Healthy Step Technologies Japan Co. Ltd.
  • MISUMI USA
  • Google
  • BYG Advantage
  • Institute of International Education

Examples of recent graduate programs 

  • Columbia University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
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