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Movement in East Asia: The Flow of People, Goods, and Ideas

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

We are no longer accepting applications for the seminar. Please check back in a few weeks for information on our Fall seminar. 

The USC U.S. – China Institute  and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) are offering a complimentary five-day residential summer seminar at USC for educators. Participants will have the option of commuting to USC and receiving a $250 stipend, or be housed at the USC Radisson Hotel (double occupancy). Breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided.

Globalization and trade issues are prevalent in today’s headlines, but East Asia has been at the center of trade and cultural exchange for centuries. This seminar will explore the historical flow of people, their products and ideas to and from East Asia over the past two thousand years with particular emphasis on exchanges over the past century.
Many key content standards for history, social science, language arts, as well as visual and performing arts will be addressed. The program will include some information applicable to the science and math curriculums as well.
  • $250 stipend for teachers who commute
  • 6 CEUs (equivalent to 2 LAUSD salary points) from USC Rossier School of Education, processing fee applicable
  • East Asia-focused resources and materialsfor classroom use
*Must complete seminar requirements, click here for details.
  • Eurasia exchange
  • Transmission of religions and ideologies
  • Travel writing, photography, and art
  • Adopting and adapting the foods of others
  • War, sports, and pop culture
  • Friday field trip to museums
Submit your application below or write to for the form. In addition to the completed application form you will need to submit (via mail, email, or fax):
• A short resume listing your educational and work experience
• A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
• A refundable deposit check for $100, made payable to “University of Southern California,” to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar
Rolling admission; application deadline is Sunday, July 17, 2016
USC U.S.-China Institute
Attn: Asia K-12 
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281 
Phone: 213-821-4382 
Fax: 213-821-2382