4 ECSU students at pre trip dinner at great restaurant in Storrs
Travel preparations for this educational trip to China range from basic, e.g., find a really comfortable pair of sandals and buy them, to complex, run tests on cameras and other gear that must be in best working order. I just bought a Berlitz course in Mandarin that is supposed to help you become fluent in 30 days, trouble is I bought it 27 days too late to become fluent for this trip; we leave June 14. Biggest innovation though is that cotraveler and student Jeannie, has inspired me to blog, an activity I am not familiar with nor drawn to, although I have kept a private journal for decades. Why am I blogging? Because we are committed to documenting this trip for Eastern's Admissions Department. We want prospective students to easily see how Eastern supports a global educational experience, which we feel is a powerful aspect of a liberal arts education. This trip is also a course for both History and Business students who will get a sampling from both topics thanks to Professors Weiping Liu who is a business professor and a native of China and Professor Catherine Lynch who is a history professor and also fluent in Chinese. My three students are Communication majors and they will be talking this trip as a Practicum in video production. So here goes . . .
I am an Associate Professor of Communication at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU). I am traveling to China during the next few weeks with 21 ECSU students. Three students and I are documenting the trip on video and I would like to also track experiences on travelblog.... full info