Gifts from alumni and friends contribute to the growth of our program and the success of our students. ALC’s primary funding objectives are in the areas of undergraduate student scholarships and awards, graduate student conference travel, faculty and staff professional development, and recruitment funds to attract and retain high-quality students and staff.
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) is student-centered and driven by research that is integrated into the classroom. We encourage students to study Asia in a regional and comparative frame while cultivating scholarly capacities in particular aspects of Asian culture, including East, South, and Southeast Asian studies. ALC has grown, and will continue to grow, with the addition of new faculty members, the renewal of federal funds to support teaching languages in South and Southeast Asia, and the creation and awarding of new programs like the Korean Flagship Program. To meet the needs of new programs and growing numbers of staff, the department is increasingly relying on external gifts and donations.