March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
The Asian and Middle East Studies Program at Kenyon studies the world through the cultures, peoples and societies of Asia and the Middle East — from north Africa to India and Central Asia to Indonesia, China and Japan.
As a student in AMES courses, you will encounter a broad range of diverse issues from Arabic literary movements to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, from Sufi philosophy to music as human rights. Throughout our classes you study Asian and Middle East cultures from within, rather than in terms of Western cultural norms or theories.
Our goal is to help you develop skills and competencies that prepare you to be a global citizen in this rapidly changing world.