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This course is a two-week-long immersive travel experience to China. Participants must be current high school students who successfully completed the Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures at UVM the previous summer. Following the on-campus Governor's Institute, participants will continue developing their knowledge of Chinese history, culture, politics, language, education and more. Workshops and field trips to schools, businesses, historical and cultural sites in China are integrated to develop a firsthand understanding of Chinese society. Periodic preparatory meetings are required in addition to readings prior to travel. Creating a plan for sharing knowledge with the community upon return from China is also required. Travel to China is optional and is not a requirement to attend the Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures at UVM.
Brian Nelligan ()
Travel course held in China from July 1-16, 2015; This course will be conducted in the cities of Beijing, Kunming & Qufu; MTWRFSU from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Instructor permission required; Students must have been accepted to the Governor's Institute on Asian Culture. Students will complete project work upon return to Vermont; Additional information can be found here: http://www.giv.org/institutes/asian-cultures Dates: May 18 - August 14, 2015; Pre & Post work - contact instructor for location and time
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