East-West Center Associate Organizes Study Program in China

“Wittenberg in China: On the Silk Road” summer program (May 17 to June 17)

Past participants of "Wittenberg in China" Program

Past participants of "Wittenberg in China" Program

This month-long program offers students (students from other universities can also apply) an opportunity to explore China’s past and present through a study of the historic and contemporary Silk Road through experiential learning activities, class discussions, and site visits.

One of the program directors is Dr. Marcia Frost, Associate Professor of Economics & East Asian Studies. Dr. Frost participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institute on The Silk Road through the East-West Center Asian Studies Development Program.

The “Wittenberg in China” program is flexibly designed so students can pursue their specific interests in business, medicine, education, art, religion, etc..  For example, Wittenberg Management students have received equivalency credit for International Business; art majors may complete their art history requirement; and pre-Med students can learn first hand about both traditional Chinese and Uigher medical systems.

Students study as they travel along the Silk Road from Xi’an, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turfan, Urumqi and Khotan; the program ends in Beijing.

There are no prerequisites, and the program is open to all students regardless of their major or graduation year.  Where translators are required, they will be provided.

The program comprehensive fee of $5,490 includes all expenses in China (transportation, room, board, entrance fees, course materials, health & evacuation insurance, and an allowance) and six Wittenberg (four-hour) credits.

Additional expenses are the Wittenberg summer school application fee ($40), international travel, Chinese visa, and small gifts for Chinese hosts. Graduate students may apply.

Applications are reviewed as received and should be completed by January 29th, 2010.