“Georgetown will help me to further enhance my knowledge on Asia’s social and economic development while also improving my knowledge of the Chinese language. My aim is to better understand Asian development and find a common ground of discussion between Asia and the world to develop mutually beneficial development strategies.”
“While at Georgetown, I intend to strengthen my professional network while applying my language training in Korean and Spanish. Having worked with both immigrant and refugee populations domestic and abroad, my main goal is to enter the foreign service and aid North Korean refugees in their resettlement process in the United States and in South Korea.”
-Jason Bartlett, MASIA ’19
“I want to become fluent in Korean, to learn more about the Northeast Asia policy community here in D.C., and to start what I hope will be lifelong research into my academic interests as they relate to the Korean Peninsula. My interests include civil society and country development, collective unconsciousness and cultural mythos, and the US-ROK alliance dynamics.”
“I am interested in how Australia and America engage with the countries of Asia, particularly from an economic and political perspective. I believe that Australian economic and strategic interests are intimately tied to developments in Asia. I hope to use my Georgetown education to further my knowledge of the region and learn from experts.”
“I seek to further my understanding of politics and security issues in the Asia-Pacific and build regional expertise. With outstanding faculty, like-minded peers, and a great location, Georgetown is definitely the ideal place for me.”
“Having studied and lived in Japan and Taiwan, I am interested in learning more about these regions in the context of East Asian international relations, history, and culture. I plan to pursue a career in which I can use my understanding of Asian language and culture.”
“I have always had an affinity for global geopolitics, and the East Asian region has been of particular interest to me. At Georgetown, I hope to enhance my knowledge and understanding of East Asian cultures, societies, and politics, as well as my command of Mandarin Chinese to prepare for a career as a political analyst.”
“At Georgetown, I hope to learn about different perspectives regarding the North Korea problem as well as other traditional and nontraditional security issues in Asia. With this knowledge, I plan on conducting further primary and secondary research.”
"My academic mission is to discern the right place for a person in the world. For six years, I studied the inner workings of the individual soul. Through SFS and the Asian Studies Program, I now want to take a better look at how that soul operates in political and historical contexts, and further my understanding of Confucian and Buddhist philosophy.”
“I believe that the world-class faculty and resources that MASIA offers will be a major stepping stone for me as I learn to become a more rigorous researcher and analyst. In order to contribute to the effort in enhancing Taiwan's international presence, I seek a position in a Taiwan-oriented NGO will provide me with an opportunity to achieve my goals.”
“Through the MASIA program, I hope to further hone and expand the requisite skillset necessary to successfully participate in shaping the direction of future policy discussions that help define U.S. policy in the East Asia region. Moreover, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of the historical factors influencing the region.”
“As I look forward to beginning my studies within the School of Foreign Service, I am eager to learn from Georgetown’s expert staff as I work to expand my knowledge of Asia. Also, I look forward to exchanging ideas with my classmates, with whom I will hopefully work during a long career in public service with the U.S. Department of State.”
“During my tenure at MASIA, I plan to study the security and economic ties between Southeast and East Asian states as well as wrestle with the shifting role of the US in the region. MASIA's strong foundation in these themes, its unparalleled reputation, and breadth of faculty experiences will prove invaluable in developing and honing my the skills I will need to launch my foray into the diplomatic realm.”
“I developed my interest in Northeast Asian security from my years at the ROK – US Combined Forces Command and the Korean Embassy in Washington D.C. Under the guidance of Georgetown’s top-notch professors, I intend to develop and define my academic focus that I want to pursue after the graduation.”
“Much of my army operational experience has been in support of missions throughout Asia and I am fortunate enough to continue my professional and personal interests to better understand the many complex issues the U.S. faces in Asia today. Georgetown has one of the top Asian Studies programs in the U.S. and I am glad to be a part of it.”
“Through my Georgetown education, I seek to deepen my understanding of Asian and particularly Chinese politics and security. My long-term career goal is to become a public servant working either in the State or Defense Department to foster positive Sino-American relations and promote US interests in Asia.”
"At Georgetown, I seek to become a Northeast Asia expert with a focus on Japan, and to seek hard skills and a strong network to draw upon during my time as a student and after graduation. My long-term career goals are in finance and/or consulting."
"My interest in Asia was triggered by a class on Sino-Japan relations, taught by a former Japanese ambassador to China. My long-term goal is to play a significant role in decision-making processes and policy planning, strengthening the rule-based international order in the Asia-Pacific region."
“As an older graduate student, I'm coming into the program with a strong focus on career outcomes. During my time with MASIA I plan to seek out opportunities to sharpen my political risk analysis skills, with a strong focus on the geopolitics of North Asia.”
"Through Georgetown and the MASIA program, I hope to understand connections and patterns that these varying regions have with one another that sometimes lead to success and sometimes to disaster. My ultimate career goal is to join the Indian Foreign Service.”
“I hope to enhance my knowledge in International Political Economy and Southeast Asia to explore means of reconciling economic globalization with sustainable development and improved human rights in Southeast Asia. While at Georgetown, I also wish to gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. economic strategy towards the Indo-Pacific region and embrace all the opportunities Washington D.C. has to offer."
"I am confident that with Georgetown’s support in developing my expertise in East Asia and understanding the dynamics of U.S.-China relations, I can dive into the next chapter of my life with unbounded potential for cultural exchange—and perhaps the humor and style to complement my passion in order to thrive in telling our stories."
“During my study at Georgetown, I hope to gain expertise on the Northeast Asian political, economic, and security environment. I hope this will lead to a challenging and enriching career toward building cooperation in the region.”
“I hope to not only deepen my existing knowledge on Mainland China and Taiwan, but also expand my knowledge of other Asian nations, especially our close allies South Korea and Japan. My long term goal is the same as it has been for a decade: help America create effective policy towards East Asia, and help American businesses navigate the region.”
“I want to learn to effectively research information and make reasonable analysis, make connections with the outstanding faculty and students, and work toward a career in an NGO or international organization.”