Study or Teach in Asia!

Have you ever wanted to experience a new culture, and immerse yourself in a different language? Are you tired of Toronto and want to try something new? Have you ever thought about spending a year abroad studying or teaching English? Then come to EASSU’s special presentation on studying and teaching in East Asia!

On Monday October 17th from 1-4pm, students just like you who have been abroad to study or teach in Asia will be giving presentations on their experiences and answering your questions! We have also invited program coordinators from the Centre for International Experience, the Summer Abroad program, JET, and Teach and Learn in Korea to talk about the opportunities they offer to students.

So come join EASSU in the East Common Room of Hart House, and discover all the amazing opportunities that await you in Asia!

To see a schedule of the afternoon, check out the event’s Facebook page soon!

November 1st Events

Hi all! There are two very important events happening tomorrow we’d like to remind you about!


The first is our Grad Studies workshop, which is taking place from 1-3pm in SS2115. It will be hosted by Professor Janet Poole, who has offered to share information and answer questions about applying to graduate school and the types of EAS programs offered here at UT and at outside schools. Come out to learn about your options for the future! Due to limited space, please RSVP to if you plan on attending.

Also, the “alternative town hall” meeting for all organizations involved in opposing the Dean’s (former!) Academic Plan are meeting tomorrow from 12-2pm in OISE room 2214. While we won the battle against the Academic Plan, the greater war against these kind of blanketed cuts to humanities programs still needs to be fought. Under the current university policies, our department is still in danger of being disestablished at any point without democratic consultation or intellectual rationale. This meeting will be a great opportunity for students to voice their opinions so that a document of our collective demands can be drawn up and presented to the administration. Now is the time for real change!

Due to these events, EASSU will not be holding our regular office hours tomorrow from 1-3pm.

We hope to see you at either the town hall meeting or the grad studies workshop tomorrow! Stay tuned for more upcoming events, we have a busy November planned!

– Julianne

EAST CONFERENCE ’09 Newsletter

Dear fellow students of the East Asian Studies Department,

We have received numerous requests to provide a summary of information about studying and teach abroad, especially those that missed our annual East Conference.  As such, we are releasing this newsletter.  The following is a short preview of it, click here to load the main pdf on, where you would be able to download the pdf to your computer.