2010 NCTA Study Tour to China
(Tentative dates: June 12 - July 2, 2010)
For middle and high school teachers
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) program at the East Asian Studies Center will host a study tour to China in the summer of 2010. This study tour will provide firsthand experience of important cultural, historical, and educational aspects of China. We will visit key cultural landmarks, museums, and other significant sites and may also have the opportunity to visit schools and observe classes. In addition, participants will have time to do their own independent exploration and research.
We hope that participants come away with the information and insights they need to help cultivate a greater understanding of China in their schools and communities.
All applicants must:
- have completed the NCTA Teaching about Asia seminar;
- have a valid passport;
- arrange for their own health insurance; and
- be in good physical condition to endure the rigorous demands of travel in Asia (see the Rigors of Travel section).
Those eligible to apply will be sent an official application in December 2009. Much of the pre-departure information, study materials, and discussion among the participants will be communicated via e-mail and a specially designed study tour Web site, so Internet access will be needed.
All applicants are required to:
- develop a curriculum project prior to the study tour and complete it upon return;
- attend a two-day orientation meeting at Indiana University Bloomington (May 1-2, 2010);
- attend a pre-departure orientation in Chicago (June 2010);
- submit proof of insurance covering travel to China (health insurance coverage must include emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains);
- participate fully in all required activities of the tour, including reading assignments;
- attend a two-day follow-up meeting at Indiana University Bloomington (September 11-12, 2010).
Participants will receive a $300 stipend upon completion of all the requirements listed above.
Applications must be received by January 20, 2010.
Funding for this study tour is made possible through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation. The foundation is committed to increasing, strengthening, and popularizing the teaching of Asia in U.S. classrooms.
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is the same program under which IU offers its Teaching about Asia seminars. NCTA is comprised of coordinating sites at Columbia University, Indiana University, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies at Smith College, University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, and University of Washington.
Qiong Jiang, Outreach Coordinator
East Asian Studies Center
Memorial Hall West 211
1021 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
(812) 855-3765 or (800) 441-3272
Fax: (812) 855-7762
jiang3 [at] indiana [dot] edu