Asian Studies Initiative At Boston University (ASIABU)

ASIABU (Asian Studies Initiative At Boston University) is an academic-cultural group at Boston University, approved in 2007 by the Student Activities Office (SAO). The purpose of ASIABU is to serve as the forum between students and faculty in Asian Studies at Boston University, in order to promote opportunities to learn about Asia and to develop career goals related to Asia for students, regardless of ethnic background. Its aim is also to foster collaboration with faculty in this rapidly expanding and developing field across the University.

Activities to be promoted include:

* An Asian Studies reception each semester;
* Participation in student fairs to present programs and opportunities in Asian Studies at BU and in Boston to incoming and continuing students;
* Organization of academic and cultural activities (exhibitions, film series, talks);
* Support of BU programs abroad in Asia;
* Development of liaisons with Asian government and private foundations and offices offering opportunities for study and research in Asia or related to Asia;
* Contact with BU alumni clubs in Asia.