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SPAGrad shall represent all students admitted to the graduate program in the Spanish Department of ASU. SPAGrad will provide a voice for graduate student concerns and its representatives will serve as direct liasons with the Spanish Department faculty and administrators, the Graduate College and University governance. SPAGrad will act to improve graduate education in the Spanish Department by contributing to the formation of general departmental policy and by promoting scholarly and professional development for our graduate students through the sponsorship of workshops, public discussion groups, conferences, panels, lectures, community-outreach programs and funding for travel and research.
The Asian Studies Graduate Student Association (ASGSA) is an inclusive graduate student organization for scholars of Asian humanities. Elected graduate student representatives in ASGSA serve all Asian Studies graduate students by conveying department and discipline-specific considerations to the Graduate College and University governance. ASGSA provides academic workshops and opportunities for professional development throughout the year and welcomes all graduate students in SILC to join these events and social mixers to encourage interdisciplinary research and conversations. ASGSA graduate students also self-publish an electronic newsletter that highlights funding opportunities, conferences and events, recent publications, and student and faculty accomplishments. It is ASGSA’s mission as a graduate student organization to develop a collaborative community of diverse scholars across all aspects of Asian Studies.
We have designed programs that advance your career goals. Connected Academics enriches the experience of earning a doctoral degree in languages and literatures through augmented curricula, expanded para-curricular development, and extensive mentoring. We provide mentoring from now through graduation and beyond. your mentor will be area specific and fitted to your interests. Your mentor will help you navigate not only course selection and scholarly research but also practical details of the graduate program.
ASU is part of the national Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) and Preparing Future Scholars (PFS) programs, which help professionalize students to a national level of excellence.
Internships may involve work in other disciplinary areas at ASU, partner educational institutions (K12, community college, or four-year), cultural organizations, other non-profits, or industry. Graduate Certificates in Humanities and Social Sciences Methodologies, in Digital Humanities, in Teaching in Higher Education, and in Computer Assisted Language Learning to offer a broader graduate education and enhance student's academic and professional profiles.
Students at SILC enjoy the resources of Arizona State University along with a supportive faculty. Studying a language opens doors, and that includes unique research opportunities. One student examined Alexander the Great's literary influence while another studied Latin American arts for sustainable solutions. See more student research by clicking below.