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2013 Summer Residential Seminar at USC (Deadline to apply: Friday, June 28, 2013)

May 1, 2013


2013 Summer Residential Seminar
July 29 - August 2, 2013

The USC U.S.-China Institute is offering an intensive five-day equivalent of our semester-based "East Asia since 1800"  professional development seminar for K-12 teachers employed outside of the greater Los Angeles area.

To be eligible to apply, you must teach at a school located more than 30 miles from USC.  Priority in enrollment will be given to World History and Language Arts teachers, but all teachers are encouraged to apply.  Enrollment in the seminar will be limited to 24 participants.

Sessions will meet at USC from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 2013. For these meeting days, participants will have the option of commuting to USC and receive our $250 stipend, or be housed at the Radisson Hotel adjacent to USC. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the week.  Participants will also be taken on field trips to Asia-specific cultural sites around Los Angeles.

♦  Seminar Content and Benefits

Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we will offer presentations on the history and culture of East Asia, as well as discuss how case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues.  Among the topics covered will be:

  • Geography/Early East Asia
  • East Asia Since 1900
  • Social Media
  • East Asian Poetry
  • East Asia Pop Culture
  • Japanese Civilization
  • Korean History & Culture
  • Biographies

  • Food & Chinese Medicine
  • Japanese Literature
  • Korea's Historical Development

A copy of the Seminar Requirements can be downloaded here

Teachers who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements are eligible to receive:

⇒  $250 stipend for participants who choose to commute to USC for the seminar and have met all seminar requirements (teachers who choose to be housed at the Radisson Hotel near USC will not receive the $250 stipend)
⇒  Six USC Rossier School of Education continuing education units (processing fee applicable)

♦   Seminar Location

 University of Southern California (USC)
University Park Campus
Los Angeles , CA 90089

Campus information

♦   Seminar Schedule: (Tentative)

Session #1:
Monday, July 29: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #2:
Tuesday, July 30: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #3:
Wednesday, July 31: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #4:
Thursday, August 1: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #5:
Friday, August 2: 9 AM - 4 PM


♦   APPLICATION DEADLINE : Friday, June 28, 2013


Contact Asia K-12 Outreach Coordinators at (213) 740-1307 or



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