Lander University’s Exclusive 2013
Asia Summer Study Program
April 28 – May 25, 2013
Asia Summer Study Tour Application
Lander University reaches to embrace the world by offering faculty and students the opportunity to travel to Asia. We will select 12 participants from students, faculty and professional staff to represent the university, the City of Greenwood, the State of South Carolina and the USA during a 4-week summer program. The delegation members will visit some of our sister institutions in Korea and China and will learn about the history, culture, customs, values, viewpoints and economy of both nations. The members of the delegation are also expected to make presentations to students and faculty groups at host institutions throughout the study tour.
Twelve students, faculty and/or professional staff will be selected as members of the Lander University delegation.
- The University of Incheon
- Seongsu High School
- Shanghai Normal University
- Sanda University
Dates: April 28 – May 25, 2013
- Depart from Atlanta International Airport on April 28, 2013, to Incheon, Korea.
- Return from Beijing, China, to Atlanta on May 25, 2013.
Some places you will visit:
- Korea – DMZ (the only one in the world), Seoul, Incheon, Chuncheon, etc.
- China – Shanghai (one of the most progressive cities in the world), Pu Dong; Xian, Terracotta Warriors Museum; Beijing, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, etc.
Cost: $3,300.00 includes:
- All international travel expenses, including airfare from Atlanta to Korea, Korea to Shanghai, train fare from Shanghai to Beijing and airfare from Beijing to Atlanta
- Housing and food for entire trip
- Some in-country ground transportation
- VISA processing fees
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Lectures given by Korean and Chinese professors
- Martial arts lesson
(Actual value of the program is over $15,000.00.)
- Student Qualifications: You must be a full-time student in good standing, who is interested in Asian culture and who is returning to Lander the following academic year. Course credit: Students will enroll in course work for credit hours;
- Faculty/Staff Qualifications: Tenured and tenure track faculty, continuing contract faculty and professional staff.
- A statement of purpose indicating the reason for wanting to participate and the expected benefits from the tour
- A current resume
- One letter of recommendation
- Evidence that the full program fee can be paid by two weeks after selection.
- A permission slip from parents for the trip (student only).
All applications must be received in the Office of International Programs (Jackson Library 300). The deadline is TBA.
All participants must attend weekly orientation sessions during the spring semester and they must submit a final report of the trip upon returning home. Participants are also required to assist the Office of International Programs in recruiting the following year’s delegation.