Student profiles

Find out what our students have to say about studying in the School of East Asian Studies.

Caroline Sjolund Ishida

Spending a year in Japan applying what I had learnt up until that point was incomparable to merely learning about it during class

Caroline Sjolund Ishida Undergraduate alumna BA Business Management and Japanese Studies

Caroline Sjolund Ishida, who hails from Finland, graduated from the Management School in Business Management and Japanese Studies and now works in Japan as a Route Analyst at All Nippon Airways (ANA).


​​​​​​​ The best thing about being a dual honours student is the ability to meet a wide range of students

Ilyana Glanville BA Japanese Studies and History

Ilyana is a current Japanese and History Studies student who ​​​​​​​is working toward teaching history to secondary school age students or to become a history lecturer surrounding the chosen speciality of modern warfare.

Caroline Hawkins

Being a Dual Student in The School of East Asian Studies

Caroline Hawkins BA

Caroline is a final year Korean Studies with Japanese student here in the School of East Asian Studies. Caroline fell in love with Sheffield at one of our Open Days and has felt supported and encouraged to her full potential from the day she started.

Daniel Robson

I can whole-heartedly say that the teaching I’ve received has been exceptional from the core Korean language modules to the optional modules

Daniel Robson BA Korean Studies

Dan is currently on his year abroad in Korea, where he is receiving top class teaching and creating memories with his new friends along the way.

Lola in the snow

My favourite aspect of this course is the variety of modules I can choose from each year

Lola Bateman Bejarano BA Chinese Studies

Lola particularly enjoys the variety of subjects she is able to study throughout her BA Chinese Studies and is looking forward to spending a year abroad immersed in Chinese language and culture.

Larisa Gerencir stood at the Great Wall of China

The best part of my course is that we are a small and close group of friends and we have a great relationship with our professors.

Larisa Gerenčir BA Chinese Studies

Chinese Studies student Larisa is originally from Croatia but chose to come and study at Sheffield for her degree because of the School of East Asian Studies reputation and the fact that Sheffield is known to be a safe city.

Student at Korean Food Market

There’s no better way to gain life experiences that will stay with you forever then studying in another country.

Tia Darrington BA East Asian Studies

Tia is studying on our BA East Asian Studies programme and applied for a year abroad through the University Global Opportunities programme. She was successful in securing a place at Seoul National University.

tabitha malcolm

I found the lecturers to be really welcoming and so evidently passionate about their work which was very inspiring

Tabitha Malcolm BA East Asian Studies

Tabitha chose to study East Asia as it combines fields she find interesting academically, such as history and politics, but focuses on a region she passionate about. She was drawn to Sheffield by our variety of optional modules and the staff who had a clear passion for the subjects they teach.

Asmita Rai

University of Sheffield has also been number one in Student’s union for 10 years running which is amazing.

Asmita Rai BA Business Management and Korean Studies

Asmita was looking for a university which offered a fantastic academic and social experience . The reputation of Sheffield's Student Union was a key factor in her decision making.

Joel Lee

The teachers at the open day all seemed to be super passionate about teaching the course so I knew that I’d be in good hands

Joel Lee BA Japanese Studies

Joel was drawn to Sheffield because of the School’s reputation for teaching East Asia along with our lecturers clear passion for the subject which was evident at open days

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