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Student outreach

To learn more about our Asia Pacific education outreach activities and related resources, visit the new EngageAsia website.

The School of Culture, History & Language offers a range of resources to the public through its outreach programs. The programs provide access to the university's world-class teaching and research in the field of Asia-Pacific Studies. The School's outreach activity includes the following:

ACT Japanese language speech contest

Now in its 45th year, this contest aims to encourage Japanese language learners to showcase their language skills in a challenging context. Apply for the 2014 competition. Application deadline is September 14, 2014.

Japanese studies graduate summer school

This program of intensive research activities is designed to bring together PhD, Research Masters and potential Honours students. Held at the ANU, the four-day event draws participants from around Australia and abroad. This Summer School provides research students with an opportunity to present their work to their peers as well as to academics and other scholars. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity for students to receive valuable feedback. 2013 JSGSS flyer (pdf, 1.6MB)

Asia Pacific day An annual opportunity for high school students to experience Asia-Pacific studies at the ANU.

Pasifika Australia A community of ANU students and staff who are passionate about equity, educational and identity issues facing Pacific communities and Pacific students in Australia. Annual workshops include Youth weekend and Vaka Pasifika.

ANU secondary extension Offering enhanced learning experience for year 11 and 12 students in ACT schools and colleges. Secondary extension FAQ || 2014 ANU Extension language programmes

ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute Promoting scholarly endeavours, exchanges, academic programs, and collaboration on a broad range of issues related to Asia.

For more information on Asia-Pacific Day or the guest lecture series, please contact James Walsh at

Updated:  20 February 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language /Page Contact:  CHL webmaster