"I am here simply because I am eager to learn from scholars, practitioners, and peers alike about the changing dynamics and growing uncertainty in the Asia Pacific. Through MASIA, I hope to deepen and broaden my understanding of Asia and the world."
"The Asian Studies Program at Georgetown School of Foreign Service is my ideal destination to continue building my policy network with like-minded young scholars from diverse backgrounds, and to learn from the most accomplished practitioners in the field."
"At Georgetown I seek to further investigate the economic, political, and cultural exchanges of South Korea, Japan, China, and the U.S. Thus I was drawn to MASIA's interdisciplinary curriculum and diverse faculty."
"By combining both the academic and professional experience that a Georgetown education can provide, I hope to hone my craft and learn all there is to learn about one of the most rapidly advancing and important regions in the world today."
"Georgetown is the optimal environment to pursue my goals because of the unique SFS-MSB offering of International Business Diplomacy is the best way to complement cultural literacy with hard skills such as finance and strategy."
"At Georgetown, I hope to specialize my coursework and research around US-Korean affairs as this issue not only ties directly to my family's heritage, but also continues to play a dynamic role in Asia's regional politics."
"At Georgetown University, I am seeking to develop skills to analyze the role of US-Japan alliance to maintain stability in the region and to gain further knowledge in China and in countries in Southeast Asia."
"After graduating from Georgetown, I will be assigned as a staff member of the Maritime Staff Office of the Japanese Defense Ministry. Then, my career goal is to play a main role on creating and executing Japan's security policies."
"While at Georgetown, I want to not only develop a strong understanding of the policies and social factors shaping Japan, but also bridge my cultural understanding of East Asia to a political one that will prove invaluable as I move towards a career in public service or academia."
"Witnessing first-hand as a teacher how large of a role the Chinese government plays in education, I wanted to learn more about how the Chinese government operates, which what brought me to Georgetown."
"While China's economic power is making an impact on the reintegration of Asia-Pacific with the landlocked economies in Central and South Asia, I wish to explore security challenges and opportunities that come with this multiethnic interaction. At Georgetown, I seek new analytical tools to understand this process as well as bottom-up approaches to mitigate potential conflicts."
"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. "