Coe's Semester in Asia
Students enjoy a traditional Northern Thai Khantoke dinner during Coe Semester in Asia 2007.
The purpose of this course, first offered during the Spring Term of 2007, is to give students an intensive look at Asian cultures in Thailand and Vietnam, with a brief look at Laos and Cambodia. A faculty member accompanies the students to each site, with an additional faculty person accompanying the students and staying for the first few weeks. In each country, students study language, read works in English about the culture, and work with students at the two host universities to gain a functional understanding of how each culture works.
During March, we visit Cambodia - Angkor Wat - for five days and spend a few days in Bangkok. After about three weeks, we return to Chiang Mai, and Payap University for the month of April. Then we'll enjoy the Thai New Year celebration (three days of parades and water pouring) and continue with independent projects.
Coe Exchange Programs in Asia
Coe's foreign exchange programs offer students the opportunity to study abroad at cooperating foreign universities. Students must have completed at least one year of continuous study at the home institution before applying for one of these programs. Academic credit is transferred back to the home institution in accordance with the rules of that institution. A student may not study on an exchange program for longer than one academic year, and, when the study abroad term is completed, unless he or she is a graduating senior, the student must return to the home institution. Registration and payment of tuition and fees is done at the home institution. At the end of the school year, the host institution submits to the home institution a report on the students' achievements and official transcripts of grades and credits earned. Students are responsible for the following expenses: meals; transportation to and from the host institution; medical insurance or medical expenses; textbooks, clothing, and personal expenses; passport and visa costs; and all other debts incurred during the course of the year.
|Chiang Mai University, Thailand||Robert Drexler (English)|
|Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan||Robert Drexler (English)|
|Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China||Robert Marrs (Rhetoric)|
|Sookmyung Women's University, Korea||David Nordmann (History)|
|Wuhan University, China||Kim Lanegran (Political Science)|