The Kansas/Asia Scholars programs includes highly subsidized study tours to China, Japan, and Korea.
Expenses: For the China and Japan study tours, the Kansas/Asia Scholars will cover most expenses related to the study tours (including airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, entrance fees, most meals, and study abroad fees, including Medex coverage.). The student will be required to pay for three credit hours of tuition and all other expenses, such as passport and visa fees, at least one meal per day, clothing, luggage, souvenirs, activities not included in the group itinerary, and other personal expenses. Students traveling on this program, as on other KU study abroad programs, are required to have adequate health insurance that covers health care needed abroad.
Travel Dates: The study tours usually travel in the early summer, in late May and early June.
Preparation: In addition to the activites described under enrichment, the students are required to participate in a university-mandated predeparture orientation on safety and security issues presented by the Office of Study Abroad. The Kansas/Asia Scholars program directors also provide each group with pre-departure information on packing, safety, cultural do's and don'ts, and other topics relevant to the study tours.
Participation Requirements: During the study tour, students are expected to participate in all required group activities and to dress and conduct themselves appropriately. (The program director will provide guidance on appropriate dress for visits to business or government offices or other events where less casual attire is expected.)
During the study tours, the groups stay in modest accommodations, with two to three people per room. While in China or Japan, the students travel by a variety of urban public transportation means in the cities and by air, train, or bus between cities. Group meals are usually in modestly priced restaurants serving local cuisine.
China Study Tour
Japan Study Tour
Korea Study Tour
The Korea group visits the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and other sites in Korea. For more information, see the KAS Social Work Program on Korea.
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