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High School Students to Receive Asian Summer Experience at Westminster

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Area high school students will have the opportunity to become immersed in an Asian Summer experience on a week on the Westminster College campus July 17-22.

Sponsored by The Center for Engaging the World at Westminster College (CEW), the five-day experience will teach students about the culture, history and politics of Asian nations, introduce them to the Chinese language as taught by a native teacher and interact with visiting Chinese high school students.

Other fun activities will be planned such as swimming, movies, field trips and evening leadership speakers.

"We are focused on building leaders in a global community at Westminster," says Dr. Kurt Jefferson, Director for the Center for Engaging the World Summer Programs. "Our new Asian Summer Experience program will give students rare insights into Asian countries and their relationship with the United States."

Students will be housed in Westminster residence halls and eat in Westminster's state-of-the-art Mueller Leadership Gallery. The $500 program fee will cover room, board and tuition/fees. For an additional $50, students can receive one hour of college credit.

The CEW is the administrative hub for coordinating international programming and events at Westminster College. Part of both the College and the new Churchill Institute, CEW oversees the International Studies program and fosters links to existing departments and minors. On the Churchill Institute side, it supports, and is supported by, the Churchill National Museum while also translating Churchill's legacy into a means of understanding today's world.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Jefferson at 573-592-5266 or email him at kwjefferson@westminster-mo.edu.

Westminster Asian Summer Experience

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