Campus Activities

The Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, is always seeking students and community members to assist with educational outreach programs through the Student Participants Program. Students at any level of undergraduate of graduate education are welcome to apply.

Volunteers assist with programs for Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade students, as well as community activities and events. Previous Asian language study can be helpful but isn't required, and an interest in Asian culture and working with students is preferred. There are no minimum requirements for event assistant - join us once a year or once a month!

To join the ASC Student Participants Program, please contact Rachel Jacobson in the Asian Studies Center at:

Visit the Asian Studies Center website for regular updates on News & Events at:


Pittsburgh Taiko is dedicated to bringing Japanese group taiko drumming (kumidaiko) to the city of Pittsburgh. Open to anyone interested in learning about the art form, Pittsburgh Taiko seeks to educate members of the community about taiko and about Japanese culture through performances and outreach activities.

Pittsburgh Taiko performs both regional Japanese drumming styles arranged for the group and original compositions. They are supported by the Asian Studies Center at Pitt in collaboration with the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.

For more, go to:

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania assists the Pittsburgh Taiko with their bookings. To book a performance or workshop, go to: