Students standing on the Great Wall of China

19th century chinese manuscript

dragon on chinese temple




Studying at Nanzan University







Students enjoying a meal in Korea


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures provides language instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and also offers innovative courses in English on culture, business, literature, history, philosophy, religion, film, gender studies, political science, and anthropology.

Celebrate Asia

La Fortune Student Center Ballroom, November 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

The 3rd annual event celebrating the cultures of China, Japan and Korea. 

Korean Thanksgiving Day

329 DeBartolo Hall, Sept. 19th 5:30-7:30

추석Chuseok (or Han’gawi) is a major traditional holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.  송편 Songpyeon, 비빔밥 Bibimbap, and 불고기 Bulgogi will be served and e traditional game Tuho is sure to offer entertainment.

New International Economics Major

The College of Arts and Letters will be offering a new major in International Economics. This is an exciting opportunity for students studying Japanese and Chinese.  Learn more about the International Economics Major.

Studio Ghibli Film Series

The Debartolo Performing Arts Center will be hosting a series of Ghibli films from Sept. 14th-Oct. 27th.  The films will be presented in their English-language versions for everyone to enjoy! More information.

Video: Meet Japanese Major Matthew Donley

“People have this idea that Japanese is really hard, that it is difficult to speak, because it’s an entirely different grammatical structure,” says Matthew Donley, a senior Japanese and psychology major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. “But it’s not as hard as you think.”  See video