Daily Happenings at the ACC

Mental Health and Wellness

Date: Wednesdays at 10am to 7:30pm and Fridays from 10am to 6pm.
Venue:  IU Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th Street.

This is a free mental health counseling service for IU students offered by Jonathan Kang, a 3rd-year Ph.D student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program.

To schedule an appointment please email centgrow@indiana.edu. No walk-in appointments.

Supervised by Dr. Joel Wong, an IU faculty member with expertise in Asian American mental health and Dr. Lynn Gilman, an IU faculty member who is a licensed psychologist, Jonathan is dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of the Asian American Pacific Islander and Asian international student community at IU through culturally informed counseling practices. Jonathan will be available to see clients for short-term and long-term individual therapy on a weekly basis. Group counseling sessions related to a variety of relevant topics including exploring identity, practicing mindfulness and gratitude, and managing stress/anxiety will also be offered.

Responding to Incidents of Casual and Everyday Racism

Need a place to talk about feeling discriminated on campus or in the community? Don’t know what to do when someone makes a racial comment about your friends or you? We can help! Please do not hesitate to contact us at the ACC. This service is provided to allow students to share personal experiences of racism and discuss ways of identifying, coping with, and confronting casual and everyday racism in a confidential atmosphere. For appointments and more info, please contact acc@indiana.edu.

Asian Language Learning Program

Interested in learning an Asian language and about Asian cultures? The ACC can help! Our informal classes are taught by volunteer teachers and focus on vocabulary, grammar, and basic survival phrases, in addition to an introduction of cultural customs and background. All classes are held at the Asian Culture Center.

Individual Asian Language Tutoring

Interested in practicing an Asian language or need help with a homework assignment? The ACC can help! 

Sometimes our volunteers’ schedules change due to an unavoidable circumstance, so please check before your visit by calling (812) 856-5361 or email acc@indiana.edu.

Tuesdays     4:00 PM-5:00 PM     Vietnamese  Bao
Fridays      12:45 PM-1:45 PM     Mandarin    Harry (cancelled for week of 4/1)
Fridays      2:00 PM-4:00 PM     Japanese    Ikumi

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at acc@iu.edu.

Peer Support Service

The ACC is offering a FREE mentoring service to IU students led by peer mentors. These student peer mentors will provide advice, support, attention, and kindness to students who would like some guidance with cultural adjustment, campus life, and schoolwork. These one-on-one meetings may also be an opportunity for learners to practice conversational English and meet new friends. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointments are needed. Our volunteers come from different academic disciplines.  Sometimes our volunteers’ schedule change due to an unavoidable circumstance, so please check before your visit by emailing acc@indiana.edu

Tuesdays         12:00 PM-1:00 PM   Carlynda
Wednesdays    9:30 AM-11:30 AM     Emma
Wednesdays    5:00 PM-6:00 PM      Anshu
Thursdays       1:00 PM- 2:30 PM         Meghna

After English and Spanish, the most spoken languages in the U.S. are Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Source: WorldAtlas.com

Asian Cultures Around Campus, featuring Calligraphy Lessons

Learn and practice the ancient art of East Asian Calligraphy. During our meetings, the instructor will share interesting facts about calligraphy as well as teach you to write in the ancient script in both brush and hard-pen formats. For more information, please email acc@indiana.edu.