AASCU is pleased to announce a professional development opportunity for faculty at member campuses:
Japan Studies Institute (JSI), Dates: June 5-18, 2017
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers AASCU faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. The two week institute, located on the campus of San Diego State university, encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials. Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.
To register or for more specific information, visit: http://www.aascu.org/programs/JSI/ or contact Jody Dixon by email at email@example.com, or by calling 202.478.7814.
AASCU is pleased to announce study-abroad opportunities for students at member campuses:
· Scholarships for Undergraduate Study in China
We are pleased to announce that the Educational Office, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in Washington, D.C., has approved the Chinese Government Scholarship awards for U.S. undergraduate students attending AASCU member colleges and universities for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. This year, we are able to offer scholarships for one academic year (Sept. 2017 – July 2018), or semester programs in either the Fall (Sept. 2017 – Feb. 2018) or Spring (March 2018 – July 2018).
For more specific information, visit the link below or contact Sufei Li by email at firstname.lastname@example.org: http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/StudyinChina/
· 2017 China Summer Practicum
AASCU has partnered with Dalian Jiaotong University in Dalian, China to provide American students from AASCU member institutions with a 2017 Summer China Practicum. The two-week study and culture practicum will be held in two cycles, May and June 2017. The program will include Chinese language and cultural learning, field trips to historical sites, workshops on Chinese traditions, food, arts and crafts, as well as visits to companies and industries. All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Dalian Jiaotong University, with a description of class hours, on-site cultural activity hours, and practicum hours. The entire practicum could yield up to 1 to 2 transfer credits depending on each individual institution’s credit transfer policy.
For more specific information, visit the link below or contact Sufei Li by email at email@example.com: http://www.aascu.org/programs/InternationalPrograms/ChinaSummerPracticum/
We hope you will share this study in China information with undergraduate students interested in funding and experiential learning opportunities.