Outreach functions as an integral part of ASC's mission to serve the greater Pittsburgh community as well as the multi-state region of Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Toward this end the ASC offers four different programs:

Educational Outreach

Educational Cutreach focuses on K-12 teacher-training workshops and public and educational events held with our partner organizations. ASC and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) run a joint teacher resource library with media and print resources available to regional faculty, and a number of online resources are also available free of charge. ASC also partners with the other area studies centers in the University Center for International Studies at Pitt to develop two- and four-year college and university faculty workshops on global themes.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach concentrates on educational programs held with ASC's community partner organizations in support of arts performances and business conferences.

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to promoting cultural and scholarly understanding and exchange between the United States and China. Collaborating with Wuhan University in China, CI-Pitt partners with Pennsylvania school districts to bring Chinese language and culture courses into K-12 schools, as well as offering a variety of Chinese language courses, cultural exchange programs, and scholarly activities for local communities.

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) enables ASC to reach a multi-state region with East Asian seminars for teachers, opportunities for travel to Asia, and support for curriculum development and in-service training.

Volunteer Opportunities

ASC is always seeking both students at the University of Pittsburgh and community members to assist with educational outreach programs. If you are interested in volunteering to teach Asian cultural activities ranging from simple language lessons, calligraphy, arts & crafts, dance, and more, please contact Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.


Updated October 22, 2013

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Asian Studies Center
University of Pittsburgh
4400 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 648-7370
Fax: (412) 624-4665
E-mail: asia@pitt.edu
Web: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc