Students who have declared a major in Asian Languages and Literature have several resources available to them for academic and general advising.

Undergraduate Advisor: Fei Zhao

The undergraduate advisor is located in Gowen M-216 and serves as the first point of contact for administrative and informational questions. The undergraduate advisor will help students declare their major and minor, verifying study abroad credits, and maintain records towards graduation requirements.

For undergraduate advising hours, please see Undergraduate Advisor Fei Zhao's profile. Please note that advising hours may change quarterly. While the undergraduate advisor is not avaialble during summer quarter, students with questions during that time are welcome to meet with the academic counselor.

Academic Counselor: Geoffrey Waring

The academic counselor is located in the Asian L&L Main Office, Gowen 225. For academic counselor advising hours, please see Academic Counselor Geoffrey Waring's profile.

Prospective graduate student advising is available on an appointment-only basis with the academic counselor. Please email the academic counselor in order to set up a time to discuss graduate level applications, courses, programs, admissions, etc.

If you are a current AL&L graduate student, advising is available on a walk-in basis.

Prospective graduate students and prospective TAs should contact the academic counselor at for more information.

Faculty Mentors

Upon declaring a major in the department, each student is also assigned an individual faculty mentor. Student and mentor arrange an initial meeting, and subsequent meetings are at the student's initiative. The mentoring system provides an opportunity for each major to have ongoing, face-to-face contact with a faculty member. Mentors are not necessarily specialists in the student's field of study; they are available for general advising on a student's academic experience and intellectual concerns.

Program Coordinators

Each program also has a program coordinator. The coordinators are available to provide program-specific information (future course offerings, study abroad options, etc.), and are responsible for authorizing any necessary course substitutions.

Interested and prospective students are encouraged to contact the advisors for information about the major and for referrals to faculty members who might be available to discuss goals and plans.