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"Travel in Time: Silk Road and China" will be offered this summer. Please click on the link to learn more about it.
Students who are enrolled in this program, CRN 40061, will travel to Beijing, China’s capital city, the ancient “silk road” region, and Taiwan to experience Chinese culture first hand. Students will experience modern, traditional, urban, and rural life in the heart of Chinese land. You will witness the pressures and tension between rural and urban populations. See first hand China’s growing middle class , and encounter different Chinese ethnic groups, food, and the languages they speak. Students can also explore the blossoming artistic and cultural scenes in many Chinese cities in this international study trip.
China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures. It is one of largest trading partners of the United States. This program will be devoted to the learning of the Silk Road, both past and present, and how contemporary Chinese relate to each other and redefine themselves to the rest of the world. We will also have a closer look into Chinese ethnic culture, religion, and its people.
During the first session of the summer, all students will travel with the class for the four week study trip. We will travel to Beijing, China’s capital, and the city of LanZhou, a treasure house of ethnic cultural relics. We will study in Northwest Normal University and LanZhou University to learn of the ancient Silk Road and the ethnic Chinese life. You can also explore and tour other cities such as the city of DunHuang, to visit the world renowned Mogao Grottoes, which feature a combination of architecture, sculptures and murals and demonstrate exchanges of eastern and western cultures during a historical periods of Northern Liang, Northern Wei, Western Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties, Song, West Xia and Yuan dynasty.
After traveling with the class, students can return to Evergreen campus to continue their studies in the second session and/or using on-line resources and communication for continuous Chinese studies. Enroll for eight for first session only, and additional credits for group or individual contracts for second session. Students enrolled for the second session will continue to meet on Olympia campus to work on video or photo journals documenting the trip and reflect on the learning through seminars, readings, and film discussions about other related topics and issues presented in today’s China.
March 31st: Notify the faculty of your interest. Please then pay a deposit of $300 toward your program fee at the College Cashier’s Office in program account 29022–52504 to secure your seat for the air travel.
Contact faculty Lin Crowley at 360-867-6239 or email@example.com for more details and updates.
Proposed class schedule and preparation
Please check program web site for updated information and schedule on the program, the costs, the application procedures and credit requirements and equivalencies.