EXPERIENCE THE ARTS AND CULTURE OF CHINA

This 12-day travel-study during spring break aims to expand participants’ horizons and enrich their understanding of the dynamics of Chinese cultural landscape through examination of historical relics, exposure to cultural artifacts at heritage sites, and collaboration with local college students to develop in-situ research or plan for an art installation. This travel-study opportunity is offered every other year. Please note:  Spring 2018 China travel study plans have been suspended due high rates of pollution in Beijing.

This course is open to all KSU students of any majors with junior standing and above and comprises three components:

  1. Two pretravel videoconferences to prepare participants and help them develop a mindset for interglobal collaboration, partnership, and intercultural communication;
  2. A 12-day travel-study component during spring break to expand participants’ horizons and enrich their understanding of the dynamics of Chinese cultural landscape through examination of historical relics, exposure to cultural artifacts at heritage sites, and collaboration with local college students to develop in-situ research or plan for an art installation;
  3. A post-travel exhibition to showcase how participants anchored meanings and embodied the complexity of their study-abroad experience through visual narratives and artistic representation and to demonstrate a contextualized understanding of Chinese art forms, cultural symbols, and architectural and communal spaces.

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