Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Visiting Scholars Program: An Introduction
To assist Vermont schools in teaching about Asia, the Asian Studies Outreach Program at the University of Vermont directly invites visiting teachers from China and Thailand. The Visiting Scholars share various aspects of their cultures to Vermont students in classrooms K-12, including special events such as the International Festival or special school-wide programs.
This program has been in existence for over ten years, and in that time over 100 Visiting Scholars have visited Vermont, and thousands of Vermont students have had the opportunity to become friends with someone from a different culture, and to learn about different culture.
In sharing their culture, Visiting Scholars contribute a great deal to the schools and community. This blog is meant to share some of their adventures and reflections of the Visiting Scholars at the host schools and in Vermont.