Requirements and Eligibility

Eligibility: All applicants must have the following:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Currently enrolled in, or intend to enroll in an elementary or secondary teacher training program in KU's School of Education
  • Completed or currently enrolled in Introduction to Education Profession (C&T 100)
  • United States citizenship

Requirements: Successful applicants to the Kansas Asia Scholars program 2009-2010 must make a written commitment to complete the required activities of the program and complete coursework as noted below:

Pre-study tour coursework: In order to better prepare for the experience in China, Kansas Asia Scholars will meet several times as a group at the School of Education during the spring semester. They also will attend an information session as scheduled by KU's Office of Study Abroad in spring 2011 before going overseas.

Study tour coursework: KAS 2010-2011 Scholars will complete two three-credit-hour undergraduate courses, Elementary Conversational Chinese (CHIN 100) and History of East Asia (HIST 118), during the three-week study tour in China. A short, non-credit seminar on language and pedagogy also may be given jointly by KU and Huazhong Normal University faculty.

KAS 2010-2011 Scholars will be enrolled in CHIN 100 and HIST 118 for the summer semester through KU's Office of Study Abroad. Both courses are three credit hours, tuition and fees of which are included in the KAS program fee. Instruction will be given and coursework completed during the three-week study tour experience in China. For more details on the study tour click here.) To satisfy the course requirements, students must participate in all required activities during the three-week study tour experience. These activities may, for example, include completing a personal journal and contributing to group record of the experience.

Post-study tour coursework: KAS 2010-2011 Scholars will enroll in a one-credit-hour directed readings course (HIST 492) during summer semester 2011 in order to do a service learning project after returning to Kansas from the study tour. Service learning opportunities will be supervised by KU faculty and KAS program staff and will require appropriate documentation. Staff will assist Scholars with finding suitable venues.

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