Hemispheres
Hemispheres

Not Even Past Highlights Two Hemispheres Travel Programs

Wed, October 9, 2013
Ever wonder what it's like to participate in our educational travel programs?  Well, now you can get a glimpse: two of last summer's travel programs have been highlighted by our friends at Not Even Past.
 
 
Professor Mary Neuberger and a some of the participants in CREEES's summer program "Siberian Voices" write about the experience of traveling in Siberia for a month. For a full month Prof. Neuburger led a group of university faculty, K-12 teachers, and students on a travel-seminar to Siberia with the goal of curriculum development for current and future U.S. educators. Three participants in the program are share their experiences: Prof Neuburger, Daniel Rusnak, a History major at UT who was researching the Trans-Siberian Railway, and Tricia Pearson, High School AP History teacher from McKinney, Texas.
 
 
Christopher Rose writes about a trip to a mountain shrine in the mostly Muslim Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan that bears a surprising resemblance to a Buddhist temple: It’s a tradition from the steppe, one of the many signs that you can find in Uzbekistan that the country sits aside the road between east and west: a Persian style dome sits atop an Islamic shrine, decorated with what I mistook to be Buddhist prayer flags, at a site that’s been revered since Zoroastrianism predominated here over a thousand years ago.
 
Interested in traveling with us and having your own adventure? There are still spaces for the Spring Break in India program – and the Heart of the Silk Route program will be repeated in 2014 (open to all, led by our colleagues at New York University).

 

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