With help from the East Asian Studies Students Union, the Department attracted numerous prospective students to take interest in the studies of East Asia.
These students, many of whom are still in high school and first year university, asked curiously: “What does the department offer?”, “Can I actually learn a language here?”, “Are there any chances to go overseas?”, “Will I be required to write a lot of papers for EAS courses?”
Our volunteers enthusiastically answered each and every one of them.
Like many of our previous and current students, a good handful of students were interested in learning new languages. The increased popularity in Korean among youths was also evident when we asked students which language they were interested in. Nevertheless, all three East Asian languages offered by our department–Chinese, Korean and Japanese, received great attention from prospective students.