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Maymester in China & Japan ~ Great Scholarships Available!


The program “Global Seminar: Contemporary Representations of Culture in East Asia (China & Japan)” is now accepting applications for qualified applicants.

Faculty members Faye Kleeman and Terry Kleeman both from the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, will lead students to 6 major urban areas in China and Japan. Students will study the nature of the East Asian past and its modern cultural appropriation.

Program Highlights:
· Examine Chinese and Japanese culture from their distant origins with visits to key cultural centers in both countries
· Visit six major urban areas: Hong Kong, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hiroshima, Osaka/Kyoto, and Tokyo
· Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks
· No previous knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language is required
· A substantial scholarship will be awarded to each participant, provided by the Freeman Foundation – Information available in January

Program Logistics:
· Minimum Required GPA: 3.0
· Minimum Class Standing: sophomore
· Open to: students from CU-Boulder Only
· Housing: hotel/hostel
· Language of Instruction: English
· Subject Available: Asian Studies
· May term

Application Deadline: February 1

Additional Eligibility Information

Preference will be given to students who will be returning to CU-Boulder after the program. To be considered, graduating seniors must show that the course is relevant to their future career or study plans. Selection for this program will be very competitive. We recommend that you also consider other study abroad options.

This is a rigorous program. You will need to be able to attend class seven days a week; travel between cities every 2-3 days; and carry your own bag, sometimes for long distances.

As a condition of the grant, you will be required to develop an outreach project to share your experiences with other students – either at CU or in high schools. You will work with the CU Center for Asian Studies and Professors Kleeman in selecting a project and in determining how best to share the project.

An Interest Meeting will be scheduled later this year, once more information is available regarding cost. I will send an announcement once the date, time, and location have been finalized.

Please feel free to view the brochure and let me know if you have any questions: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=EastAsiaGS

All students MUST attend Study Abroad 101 before they can see an advisor or open an application for any study abroad program. Many of the McNeil and CMA students have attended 101 already in our special presentations. Please have her/him email me if she/he is unsure and I can check the records. For those who have not yet attended, 101 is offered 5 times a week: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=studyabroad101