During the six-week program, students will visit some of the most important cities, monuments and cultural sites in the world: The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, the atomic bomb peace memorial in Hiroshima, breathtaking Buddhist temples and Zen gardens, the bustling mega-city of Seoul, and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Globis-Asia Study Abroad Program

The Globis Asia Study Abroad Program offers students a tremendous opportunity to experience the unique culture, politics, and historical sites of Japan, China, and the Korean Peninsula.

Through both classroom learning and extensive field study, students will develop a "global literacy" that cannot be matched by most traditional study abroad programs. During the six-week program, students will visit some of the most important cities, monuments and cultural sites in the world: The Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, the atomic bomb peace memorial in Hiroshima, breathtaking Buddhist temples and Zen gardens, the bustling mega-city of Seoul, and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).  These wonderful cultural opportunities couple with intensive interaction with Globis faculty in order to give participants an unforgettable experience. Throughout the program, coursework, discussions, and field studies will emphasize the principle of empathy as the best path toward true conflict resolution and the achievement of global peace and social enrichment. In this way, the Asian Study Abroad Program epitomizes the Globis mission by allowing students to apply classroom experiences to their day-to-day experiences during the trip.

Toward the end of the program, participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Korean DMZ, which is one of the most important political flashpoints in the world. Visiting the DMZ will not just remind students of the tension that exists on the Korean Peninsula; it should inspire them to help work toward solutions that can lead to peace and stability in the future. While the nature of the visit depends on political circumstances, students may even have the chance to enter a building used for negotiations and briefly cross the border into North Korea.

THE PROGRAM

The program is conducted through the cooperation of the Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) and Yeungnam University in Korea. Globis will offer advanced undergraduate courses in East Asian Cultures (CMLT 3180) and International Security in East Asia (INTL 4360).

The program is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing. There is no language requirement and all courses will be taught in English. Students are required to take six semester hours. This program absolutely requires classroom and field study attendance. Students who skip classes will be penalized with a significant reduction in their course grades. Field study is an integral academic component of the program, so participation in the vast majority of events and excursions is also mandatory.

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Silvia Mapp

Study Abroad Program Coordinator

Office: 113 Franklin House

Phone: 706-542-6633

Fax: 706-369-5907

Email: spmapp@uga.edu

Brock F. Tessman

Associate Professor, Department of International Affairs

Associate Director, Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis)

Graduate Programs Coordinator, Department of International Affairs

Office: 324 Candler Hall

Phone:

Fax: 706-583-8266

Email: tessman@uga.edu

Yi Hyangsoon

Office: Baldwin Hall