Wang Center for Global Education

World Conversations February 15-16, 2011

Student Reflections on Study Away, Research, Internships and Travel

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

7:30 pm - 9pm Opening Conversation  Scandinavian Cultural Center (UC)

"The 2010 Noble Peace Prize Controversy: Chinese and Norwegian Views"

Students from PLU's Gateway Program in China and Norway with Dr. Adam Cathcart, Assistant Professor of History and Dr. Cliff Rowe, Professor of Communications

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

9:15 am - 10:20 am      Concurrent Sessions

"Educational Experiences in India and Namibia"   UC-133

J-term Comparative Education class & Student teaching program

"Japan: A Nation of Dualities"   UC-201

J-term class: Cultural Psychology in Japan

"New Identities and Old in Europe"   UC-Regency

J-term classes: Language and Culture in the New Germany, & Culture, Language, and Identity in Scandinavia

11:15 - 12:20  The Wednesday Conversation  UC-Regency

"Living and Learning Among the Makah"

Students from the J-term class Makah Culture Past and Present & Summer 2010 Tribal Journeys class with Dr. Dave Huelsbeck, Professor of Anthropology

10:30 - 10:55               Chapel        MBR-Lagerquist

12:30 pm - 1:35 pm     Concurrent Sessions

"Old and New China"   UC-133

J-term class: Traditional Chinese Medicine and School of Business International Experience

"Art Perspectives from Two Continents"   UC-201

J-term classes: Printmaking in China & Modern British Art in London

"Research Results and Study Away-Session I"   UC-213

Students report on research projects done as part of their Study Away or on Wang Grants

"Nature and Culture in Ecuador: Two Perspectives"   UC-Regency

J-term classes: Nature and Literature in Ecuador, Galapagos, Amazon and Andes & Languages and Literature of Spanish

1:45 pm - 2:50 pm       Concurrent Sessions 

"Greece through PLU Eyes"   UC-133

J-term class: Between Athens and Jerusalem

"World War II & the Holocaust: A European Perspective"   UC-201

J-term classes: England and the Second World War & Ethics and the Good Life

"Research Results and Study Away-Session  II"   UC-213

Students report on research projects done as part of their Study Away or on Wang Grants

"Over Hill and Dale Like Hobbits"   UC-Regency

J-term class: Learning and Tramping on the Tracks of New Zealand

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm       Concurrent Sessions 

"Environment & People in Italy and the West Coast"   UC-133

J-term classes: Investigating Environmental and Economic Change in Italy & Physics of Energy and Geology of Energy

"From China to PLU: an International Student Perspective"   UC-201

International students studying at PLU comment on their experiences studying and living in the US

"Experiencing Korea through Study Away"   UC-213

Students who studied in Korea plus Prof. Brian Maeng, School of Business, and Dr. Nam Heung Cho, visiting Administrator, Yonsei University

"Internships in Oaxaca, Mexico: Learning Challenges and Opportunities"   UC-Regency

Students from PLU's Gateway Program in Mexico