June 21 – 27, 2015
University of Vermont
East meets west in this immersion week at the University of Vermont featuring all things Asian. You’ll experience Asian history, arts, food, social customs, languages, and cultures in an intensive academic program designed to prepare qualifying students to visit China the following year. Focused primarily on Chinese and Japanese cultures, this six-day residential intensive on the University of Vermont campus celebrates cultures across Asia.
At the Institute, you will:
- Learn about Asian languages, customs and socio-political issues
- Enjoy hands-on and academic activities with Asian experts
- Celebrate Asian cultures through arts, dance and music
- Connect with other Vermont high school students interested in world cultures
- Earn three college credits from UVM (see more info on this below)
The Institute focuses on Chinese and Japanese cultures with introductions to other Asian cultures. Rising Vermont high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. The Institute on Asian Cultures is co-sponsored with the Asian Studies Outreach Program at the University of Vermont thanks to a grant from the Freeman Foundation. For information regarding tuition, please click here.
High school juniors and seniors may enroll for UVM college credit for this Institute using their Dual Enrollment voucher. Families are responsible for a $30 comprehensive fee to obtain college credit. Contact Nichole Hathaway to sign up or with questions regarding obtaining college credit for this Institute: 802-656-4682 or [email protected] Some graduates of the Asian Cultures Institute will have the opportunity to travel to China during the summer following the Institute through the GIAC-China program operated by the Asian Studies Outreach Program at the University of Vermont. Contact [email protected] for more information regarding the GIAC-China program fee, travel dates, and other requirements to participate in the program.
You can find more information here.
If you have any questions regarding the week-long summer Institute at the University of Vermont, contact GIV at (802) 865-4448.