Asian Studies


Asian Studies at Northeastern is an interdepartmental program that focuses on the histories, cultures, and politics of the most dynamic nation-states in East and South Asia, while also exploring their transnational interactions and their global diasporas, especially to the United States. In so doing, it encourages students to look carefully and critically at the complex ways that people in Asian countries have been involved with one another and with the rest of the world in both the past and the present.

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Asian Studies Programs

Job Titles

Academic Advisor* Expatriation Advisor Management Consultant
Admissions Counselor Foreign Consular Service Officer* Museum Curator*
Advocate Foreign Language Intelligence Analyst Paralegal
Affirmative Action Officer Foreign Service Officer* Policy Analyst*
Business and Development Manager Fundraiser Professor*
Civil Rights Analyst* Grant Writer Public Affairs Manager
Community Outreach Coordinator Grassroots Organizer Real Estate Agent*
Customs Officer Guidance Counselor* Recruiter
Diplomat* Human Resources Administrator Research Assistant
Diversity Coordinator Importer/Exporter Study Abroad Advisor*
Editorial Assistant Interpreter Teacher*
English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Lawyer* Tour and Travel Manager
Event Planner Legislator*

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

A&J Consulting Co. Ltd Asian American Bank
Access Academy Teachers Asian Broadcasting Network
Asian American Association of Boston Asian MBA International


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Academic/Education Entertainment
Arts Journalism
Banking/Finance Non Profit


These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Development Intern
Legislative Intern
Public Policy Intern
Research Intern

Use NUcareers,,, or other internship sites to search for openings. 


For more information, please visit the Department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


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