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Tiphani Dixon

Tiphani Dixon

Masters Student in East Asian Studies and EASC Volunteer

Tiphani Dixon is currently seeking a Master's degree with a concentration in East Asian Studies. She is the cultural ambassador for Japan within the East Asian Studies Department. In this capacity, Tiphani has participated in the Lotus Blossom World Bazaar for the past two years, helping elementary school students experience East Asian culture through crafts. Additionally, she developed a presentation regarding musical instruments native to Japan, which was broadcast via satellite to an elementary school in Alabama. Tiphani also assisted with the student-run Korea Night, and developed a presentation for Japan Olympiad that explained the elements of karate to high-school students in the lower Midwest region. She is also in contact with the Office of Overseas Study at IU, and assisted in study abroad orientation by providing an overview of adjusting to life in Japan.

Tiphani believes intercultural communication, exposure, and intentional interactions are the keys to establishing globally conscious individuals. It is because of this philosophy that she loves volunteering, working with people, and promoting interest in East Asia.

East Asian Studies Center Internship Program

Looking for real-world experience to put on your resume? Want to get the most of IU’s multi-cultural atmosphere and get involved in the East Asian community in Bloomington? EASC has just the opportunity for you.

Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center has designed an unpaid summer internship program open to IU undergraduate and graduate students. The eight-week program lasts from June 1 – July 31. Interns will work alongside EASC staff in planning and executing the full range of this unique National Resource Center’s activities. EASC works to increase awareness of East Asia through community outreach and academic support. Each semester, EASC hosts numerous renowned scholars as part of its colloquium series. This October, EASC will hold the third annual Korean Night, a community event everyone can enjoy. As an EASC intern, you can be an integral part of organizing these and many more events.

Hours for the internship can be arranged according to your schedule. Following the program, interns can consider applying for an EASC staff position. If you’re interested in an internship at EASC but won’t be available over the summer, consider applying for our fall or spring internship.

To apply to the summer internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to easc@indiana.edu by March 31st, 2015. If you have questions about the program, you can also send them to the same email address.

Past Interns

Joshua Owens (MA Program, EALC)

Mengxin Liu (IU Graduate)

Jun Ho Seo (IU Graduate)

Kyungah Chae (MA Program, SPEA)