Asian Summer Experience
At the Asian Summer Experience, you will be introduced to Asia (the people, the culture, and places) and you will experience a college-level course in Asian Studies. The course may be taken for optional college credit. This is a five-day experience on the beautiful and historic Westminster College campus in Fulton, Missouri (where American presidents and world leaders speak, including Sir Winston Churchill—who spoke in 1946). You will also study the Chinese language. You might interact with visiting high school students from China (and you will meet college students from Asia, Africa, and other continents) and there will be lots of fun including the summer Blue Jay evening program (swimming, movies, evening leadership speakers, free time, etc), day guest speakers, and field trips. You will enjoy the fine food as well.
David McDermott '15 attended the first Asian Summer Experience in July 2011. The experience impacted him tremendously:
“The Asian Summer program really made my passions grow as I learned, lived, and excelled at Westminster. It was well worth the money for the wealth of knowledge, student interactions, and excitement I received. The staff were fun and informative, meeting international students and listening to their stories or eating out with them was an amazing opportunity, and the friends I made I still talk with today. I can't recommend it enough.”
-David McDermott '15
For More Information:
Contact Dr. Kurt Jefferson, Director, Center for Engaging the World Summer Programs, Westminster College, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251-1299 O: 573-592-5266