AMES 101 “Introduction to Asian and Middle East Studies” is open to all first year students. In addition, you can begin with languages (Arabic, Chinese and Japanese) or any of the 100 level courses in our affiliated departments.
The AMES program offers three paths for a structured curriculum — 1) the Joint Major, 2) the Concentration in Asian Studies, and 3) the Concentration in Islamic Cultures and Civilizations
Join AMES faculty and other AMES students for speakers, cultural programming, and intellectually engaged conversations. We sponsor and co-sponsor events for the whole campus, including Diwali celebrations in the Fall, Chinese New Year in the winter, and Holi in the spring. We invite speakers through the James P. Storer Fund to enrich the whole campus.
The Asian and Middle East Studies program encourages study abroad and endorses a variety of programs in Asia and the Middle East. You will have a chance in our classes prepare for your Study Abroad program before you go and to incorporate your experiences when you return.
See the Kenyon Career Network for internships and externships in Asia and the Middle East. Also consider applying for a Fulbright, a Critical Language Fellowship, a Luce Scholarship, the JET program teaching English in Japan, or the Schwarzman scholarship to study business in China.