"I am drawn to trade policy with Asia because it is constantly readjusting depending on governance priorities and popular opinion, and it tangibly affects daily American life, ranging from the goods that we buy to the level of security that we feel within the international community."
"My long-term career goal is to be part of developing better relations in East Asia. Along with people who share the same vision as mine, I want to facilitate mutual cooperation in the region, especially among Japan, China, South Korea, and North Korea."
"I chose MASIA because it allows me the unique opportunity of studying contemporary politics and security while simultaneously expanding my knowledge of history, society, and culture in the East Asian sphere of thought—a comprehensive approach I believe to be crucial for any career in foreign policy research and diplomacy."
"I chose MASIA for its diverse faculty and commitment to creating regional expertise in Asia. The MASIA program provides a strong foundation for my long-term goals of strengthening cultural dialogue in Asia."
"Georgetown's MASIA program offers a premier education with close proximity to high-value jobs and internships. Additionally, the program's size allows for more direct attention from professors and staff who genuinely care about your academic and professional development."
"The unique global context and professional resources available at the School of Foreign Service will provide me with the training necessary to enter a career in cultural diplomacy, where I hope to foster greater understanding among Koreans and the international community."
"Thanks to my military service to both South Korea and the U.S., I have decided to study further the security and defense structures of the East Asian region. It is my privilege to be a part of the MASIA community, where I can take advantage of Georgetown's expertise and increase my potential to work in public sector. "
"Through Georgetown, I hope to further learn political, economic, and other cultural exchanges by focusing on the Asian region. With my degree, I hope to eventually work for an international organization in the future related to political and economic policies."
"As China's political situation fluctuates during its economic rise, it is vitally important to understand the cultural, linguistic, and historical aspects that are shaping the transition. In the MASIA program at Georgetown, I expect to deepen my understanding of these issues while focusing on political resistance and petitioner politics, especially in comparative perspective to other East Asian nations and world regions."
"As Asia transforms in the 21st century, and China cements its rise, the challenges to both global and regional order are broad. I chose MASIA to develop the professional skills necessary to contribute to solving these issues by further understanding the politics and security of East Asia. "
"I spent my childhood in China as a Korean which fostered a deep interest in the region and motivated me to study Asia. I hope to learn and share views on past and current issues involving the region and wish to apply such experience and the knowledge of mine to the real life dynamics of issues in Asia. "
"While attending Georgetown’s MASIA program I hope to acquire the skillsets necessary to begin a career as a US Foreign Service officer. Furthermore, I expect that contemporary Chinese nationalism and its effect upon the Central Asian transnational community will become an important theme within my future studies."
"I decided to pursue an M.A. in Asian Studies at Georgetown University because I felt program would provide me with the opportunity to grow in my knowledge and appreciation for Japan and the Japanese language, while also allowing me to learn more about the broader East Asian region."
"I am curious about how countries, like China, could navigate through social and economic transformations without losing political control, and how it would affect existing security relationships. I want to deepen my understanding about China through my connection with the local China-focused faculty members."
"While I may tend to focus on Chinese developments, it's important not to lose sight of the big picture. I hope to further my language studies and training to become a contributor in East Asian policy. "