The culture program will touch upon daily life of the nation highlighting traditions, beliefs, and the subject of business and economy that brought about China's boom. It will be an interesting class for students studying Mandarin or interning in China
(PRWEB) February 27, 2011
Minds Abroad is pleased to announce its new four-week Chinese Culture Program. The goal of this program is to give study abroad participants to China the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of Chinese culture and to understand its role in contemporary Chinese language and society.
This program has been designed to represent both the present day China and its enigmatic past. The student exchange program will be based in Kunming which is the capital of the geographically and ethnically diverse Yunnan province with at least 26 of the total 52 ethnic minorities in China residing here. The city is of significance for study abroad programs owing to Yunnan's proximity to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam which enhances the scope of student travel, one of the most exciting parts of study abroad. Students will be able to visit some of these countries and be exposed to their culture and lifestyle. Participants can also take weekend trips to nearby locations within China that hold cultural importance.
The program structure takes a holistic approach towards culture immersion. To this end the program will have hands-on activities and educational excursions along with classroom teaching. This program will be open to college students, teens and every individual who would opt to study in China; Asia’s biggest economy.
The culture program will touch upon common traits in the daily life of the nation highlighting traditions, beliefs, social life and the larger subject of business and economy that brought about China's boom. It will also be an interesting class for students studying Mandarin or interning in China, as it would give them an understanding of the society they are immersing in.
The first week will focus in depth on the Confucian philosophy and the development of other beliefs that have manifested themselves in the Chinese society and move into a discussion on the development of the modern China with its imperial history. The week will conclude with a trip to the local museums that document the development of the region through the ages. The second week of this culture course has been dedicated to a study of "Society and Economics" as prevalent in the country. The third week will extensively cover the lifestyle of a Chinese individual in all aspects of life like education, jobs, food and popular entertainment .The fourth and the last week will be dedicated to indigenous arts and literature.
Along with theoretical classes there will be also be hands-on sessions for students to learn calligraphy, Chinese cooking, interact with local university students and visit local museums and art galleries to learn about traditional as well as contemporary art. This course has been designed to impart in a practical and easy manner, the essentials of the Chinese culture in four weeks.
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