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2008 California NCTA Summer Study Tour to China and Japan

NCTA-subsidized study tour takes seminar alumni through eleven cities in China and Japan
December 3, 2014

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is dedicated to bringing Asia to the classroom and funds professional development seminars for K-12 educators. Alumni of these seminars, coordinated by CSUF, Stanford, UCLA, and USC, are invited to apply for the NCTA-subsidized summer study tour and participants are selected based on how eagerly and effectively they have incorporated East Asia content into their curricula. Participants selected for the study tour must complete a pre-trip orientation weekend, as well as a post-trip weekend session where they share teaching ideas and materials inspired by the study tour.

If you are interested in learning more about the U.S.-China Institute's East Asia teacher training programs, you can:

    Visit our K-12 Curriculum page for information on current seminars, workshops and events
    Sign up for our monthly "Teaching About Asia" e-newsletter
    Explore our web resources on China and East Asia
    Join us in our ongoing discussion on teaching about Asia through our public "Teaching About Asia" web forum

Click below for a selection of photos from the 2008 California NCTA Summer Study Tour to China and Japan:



2008 California NCTA Summer Study Tour to China and Japan
June 28 to July 18, 2008


1.   Betse Amador, Fleming High School   
   Leigh Clark, Monroe High School
   Dennis Colato, Encino Elementary School
   Jaclyn Edwards, Palo Alto High School
   Catherine Enos, Jordon High School
   Kristina Jelenic, Fleming High School
   John Keveanos, Norte Vista High School
   Kevin Kung, Palisades Charter High School
   Judi Lee, Mid-City Magnet School
   Richard Lee, Everett Alvarez High School
   Mimy Mac, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
   Javier Pena, El Sereno High School
   Heather Penrod, Reseda High School
   Anna Sarnoff, Narbonne High School
   Frank Wiley, Locke High School
   John Yamazaki, Granada Hills Charter High School

- June 28 to July 18, 2008

--- CHINA ---


Day 1 ---  Sunday, June 29 – Beijing
    Arrive in Beijing

Day 2 ---  Monday, June 30 – Beijing
    Palace Museum 
    Tiananmen Square 
    Yonghe Lamasery 
    The Bird’s Nest  (Olympic Stadium)

Day 3 ---  Tuesday, July 1 – Beijing
    Great Wall (Badaling)
    Lenovo Factory
    Evening performance: Chinese acrobats

Day 4 ---  Wednesday, July 2 – Beijing to Datong
    Temple of Heaven 
    Liulichang, Qianmen (reconstructed shopping districts)
    12:30 pm lunch on your own, free time
    Evening train for Datong

Day 5 ---  Thursday, July 3 – Datong to Taiyuan
    Yungang Grottoes
    Xuankong (Hanging) Temple 
    Depart for Taiyuan

Day 6 ---  Friday, July 4 – Taiyuan to Pingyao
    Depart for Pingyao
    Tour of Pingyao

Day 7 ---  Saturday, July 5 – Taiyuan to Xi’an
    Depart for Taiyuan, depart for Xi’an
    Wild Goose Pagoda 
    Evening free time in Xi'an

Day 8 ---  Sunday, July 6 – Xi’an
    Terracotta warriors
    Tang dynasty evening performance

Day 9 ---  Monday, July 7 – Xi’an to Shanghai
    Xi’an Jiaotong University Kindergarten visit
    Xi'an nursing home visit
    Depart for Shanghai
    Bund/Nighttime River Cruise

Day 10 ---  Tuesday, July 8 – Shanghai
    Yu Garden
    Afternoon free time in Shanghai
    China Closure Session Dinner

Wednesday, July 9 – Depart for Osaka, Japan

--- JAPAN ---

Day 1 ---  Wednesday, July 9 – Shanghai to Osaka     
    Evening arrival in Osaka

Day 2 ---  Thursday, July 10 – Osaka to Hiroshima to Osaka  
    Depart for Hiroshima
    Itsukushima Shrine
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
    Evening free time in Osaka                      

Day 3 ---  Friday, July 11 – Osaka
    Osaka Castle    
    Henomatsu Museum                    
    Nintoku's Tomb

Day 4 ---  Saturday, July 12 – Osaka to Kyoto to Nara to Kyoto
    Depart for Kyoto
    Kasuga Grand Shrine
    Todaiji Temple
    Horyuji Temple
    Kiyomizu Temple (shopping street)

Day 5 ---  Sunday, July 13 – Kyoto
    Kiyomizu Temple
    Heian Shrine
    Ryoanji Temple
    Golden Pavilion                

Day 6 ---  Monday, July 14 – Kyoto
    Imperial Palace
    Ritsumeikan Junior High School visit

Day 7 ---  Tuesday, July 15 – Kyoto to Nagoya to Tokyo
    Depart for Nagoya
    Nagoya Marine Museum
    Toyota Factory and Museum
    Depart for Tokyo        

Day 8 ---  Wednesday, July 16 – Tokyo
    Asakusa Shrine
    Sushi making class 
    Shibuya (shopping district)
    Yasukuni Shrine
    Akihabara (electronics district)
    Group Yakatabune Boat Dinner

Day 9 ---  Thursday, July 17 – Tokyo
    Meiji Shrine
    Harajuku (shopping district)
    Ginza (shopping district)
    Japan Closure Session