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East Asian studies minor

Jasmin Tuazon during her study abroad in Japan

Jasmin Tuazon during her study abroad in Japan

Jasmin Tuazon describes her love for Japanese manga and anime in her younger years to have fueled her interest to take it at Illinois State.  “My professors (or senseis ) here are dedicated role models who create an open environment while challenging each student.  There is a certain thrill of learning a new language that isn’t written with the Roman alphabet!

I studied abroad last spring in Japan where I enjoyed meeting other international students visiting temples, watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Japanese, interning as an English teacher assistant in a middle school, and finally, just getting lost!”