The Asian Studies Program encourages our majors and minors to participate in Northeastern University’s short-term Dialogue of Civilizations Program, a series of “global student exchanges” between students at Northeastern University and communities around the world. The goal of these study tours to various places in Asia is to provide students with a global experience that builds upon and enhances their academic studies on campus by connecting them with their peers and specialists in different national, cultural, political, and social environments in ways that can provide them with an intimate knowledge of the society.
The Dialogue study tours, usually lasting 4-6 weeks, involve a series of meetings and discussions between students and local government leaders, community organizations, and students on various topics (the arts, human rights, literature, politics, popular culture, women and gender dynamics across cultures, etc.). Aside from lectures, students participate in cultural events, visit historically significant sites, and sometimes undertake short-term internships. Each dialogue program is equated with two upper level courses (8SH) which have specific themes (language immersion, politics, economics, environmental studies, conflict negotiation, communication, etc.).
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