University of Vermont

2012-2013 Visiting Scholars Arrive in Vermont

Across the state, schools are welcoming their ambassadors to Thai and Chinese Culture

Xie Ting welcomed at Otter Valley Union High School

The Asian Studies Outreach Program would like to welcome the 2012-2013 cohort of Visiting Scholars to Vermont. The Visiting Scholars from Thailand include Nattida Pattaraworathum from Bangkok Christian College, Somrit Sangchan from St.Louis Chachoengsao, Chalinee Samutphong from Wattana Wittays Academy, and Chavanan Sriyan from Assumption Samutprakarn.

The Visiting Scholars from China include Duan Xiuxin from the Minority Jr. High School in the Gucheng District, He Guofang from the Jinhong School in the Gucheng District, and Xie Ting from Yunnan Normal University.

“While there were flight delays and a missing suitcase, we are extremely happy that the Visiting Scholars arrived safely in Vermont.” Expressed one of the staff members.

To assist Vermont schools in teaching about Asia, ASOP directly invites Visiting Scholars from China and Thailand. The Visiting Scholars will be hosted at various schools across the state during the school year, and will participate in state-wide events such as the 2012 Vermont International Festival.

The Visiting Scholars are also available to come visit school's for special events. This year, two of the Chinese Visiting Scholars are from minority cultures, Bai and Pumi minority, and can offer interesting insight on Chinese minority culture.

For more information on the Visiting Scholar program please view our website.