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The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. For 2019, two FIU students were awarded to study abroad in Asia.

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Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens is now hiring for the following positions: 1. A part-time weekend Membership Associate position. (Paid position). Please see attached description. 2. Looking for Education Interns for our summer tour programs. (Unpaid position). Please visit here for more info: https://morikami.org/job-opportunities/

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As part of the Roots of Dōgen Studies event on March 29th, there will be a series of lectures on Japanese religion and culture taking place from 11:00am to 1:00pm in GC 355. Following the lectures, there will be a Roundtable Conference from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. For those interested in attending the Roundtable, please RSVP to asian@fiu.edu or 305-348-1914.

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Several of the best contestants identified at the AFTJ speech contests will participate in AFTJ Wakayama Japanese Video Speech Contest, and the winner will be invited on a free trip to Wakayama, Japan!

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A summary of upcoming events in Spring 2019.

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Potential students can now apply for the Master's in Asian Studies.

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Important dates and deadline for Spring 2019 students are included.

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At Florida Atlantic University’s “Zen Buddhism: Roots and Branches” conference, Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of the FIU Asian Studies Program, presented the keynote address.

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Zhiying Qian was an exceptional M.A. student in the Asian Studies Program. She completed her entire degree in 2007, only a year after beginning the program. On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, Qian returned to Florida International University to present her research on the processing of Mandarin, Japanese and English classifiers.

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On Friday, November 9th, FIU hosted its first Korean Culture Festival and Contest. FIU students competed in the categories of Cooking, Speaking, Singing and Dancing. The event had a great turnout, thanks to the leadership and participation of student-led organizations Korean Culture Club (KCC) and the Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization (ASGSO) - led by Adjunct Instructor Sungmin Cho, who teaches Korean language and Korean culture classes.

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