to the Kansas/Asia Scholars website!
The Kansas/Asia Scholars program, housed in the Center for East Asian Studies, was established in 2002
with a four-year grant. The program was designed to attract
new undergraduates to the study of East Asia and expand opportunities
for students already learning about Asia.
Each year, a select group of students gain an understanding
of East Asia through a series of course work and activities highlighted
by an approximately three-week, subsidized study tour to China, Japan,
or Korea. After returning from Asia, the Scholars share their expertise
through service projects in the United States. The Scholars are also then
eligible to apply for internships focused on regional outreach about Asia.
Congratulations to the 2005/2006 Kansas/Asia Scholars!
The China, Japan, and Korea groups of the 2005/2006 class of Kansas/Asia
Scholars, selected in the Fall of 2005, have now completed all of the course work
, pre-travel enrichment work
, and the study tours
for the program. The 2005/2006 Scholars are now working on service learning
projects, to share their new knowledge with the community beyond the university.
All four classes funded by the initial grant for this program have now traveled to Asia. To see photos (and video!) of the study tours, see our study tour photo galleries.