Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC)

Main Contact Info

6111 South Thayer Building
202 South Thayer Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: 734.764.8286
Fax: 734.647.0157


The Career Center's Career Guide for Asian Languages and Cultures

Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.

Asian Languages & Cultures Advising

Appointments are scheduled on the department's online advising calendar. Please go to for more information.

Students who have a formal or informal interest in Asian Studies are encouraged to consult a department advisor.

Asian Languages & Cultures Languages Taught

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Thai
  • Tibetan (Classical and Modern)
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese


Asian Languages & Cultures Departmental Information

Learn more about this academic unit’s areas of intellectual expertise, its history, and its undergraduate offerings.

Area Centers +

The department is part of a larger network of teaching and scholarship on Asia at the University of Michigan. The Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, the Center for South Asian Studies, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Nam Center for Korean Studies, bring together faculty in the department with Asian area specialists elsewhere on campus. The Centers, subsidized by the U.S. Department of Education, organize and sponsor numerous extra-curricular activities including informal talks, lectures and colloquia by visiting scholars, films, and exhibits.

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