IMGAkvile Banelyte, Master’s degree student from Vytautas Magnus University who finished East Asia Region Studies at the VMU Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy in Spring, has been accepted to full-time doctoral studies at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou) in China. She is continuing her research on China’s language policy.

Akvile is the third alumni of EARS program who chose continuing her studies to pursue doctoral degree in East Asian countires. Since 2011, Linas Didvalis has been studying PhD at International Christian University (Japan), and since 2012 Laima Juknevičiūtė has been studying at Academy of Korean Studies (South Korea).