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China: From West to East

Dates:
May 15, 2021 – June 18, 2021

Group Leader:
Ann Qinghong Cai q.cai@northeastern.edu

Description:
Students will spend 5 weeks in Kunming. Kunming is a famous international city in East Asia for its economic successes. Hence, within this program, students will have the opportunity to experience Chinese culture customs. This program will be based in the Chinese Study Center of Yunnan Minzu University, situated in Kunming, known as the City of Eternal Spring, famous for its perpetual spring-like weather, with blooms and lush vegetation all year round. Yunnan is also famous for its large number of ethnic minorities. To help students understand the daily lives and customs of the Chinese people, each student will be accompanied by a local Chinese graduate student, whose major is Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language, to discuss authentic topics for two hours daily.

By integrating Eastern wisdom into Western modernity, this unique China dialogue program also offers students a novel, eye-opening, and enlightening opportunity to explore the correlation among science (quantum physics), psychology, and Buddhist philosophy in a comparative approach. This approach will challenge students intellectually and enhance their intercultural awareness.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.


Peru: Virtual – Spanish Language and Culture

Dates:
May 14, 2021 – June 13, 2021

Group Leader:
Monica Canavan y.canavan@northeastern.edu

Description:
During these Covid times, many of us believe that there is not a safe place for which to travel to to join an immersion program abroad. This doesn’t mean that it is not possible to start a great educational (and fun) adventure to learn a new language and culture in another country. The Virtual Peru DOC will be offered as a great alternative for everybody and for students who don’t want to risk traveling, have a packed academic schedule or need to balance school with work.

The Virtual Peru DOC is a very flexible program that (thanks to the changing reality of the travel industry and the methods of online teaching and learning) makes studying in another country a success. The use of diverse digital tools make it possible to collaborate synchronously with Peruvian people and cultural institutions while also be given the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and culture.

The Peru DOC is a new option that recreates all of the academic and immersive experiences. Experiences such as being part of a new culture through interactive activities with locals, immersing yourself in the Peruvian country using Spanish in real situations, and connecting with Peruvians for a linguistic and cultural exchange.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.