2005 NCTA Study Tour: "China and Korea: Historical Perspectives and Connections"

June 19 - July 11, 2005

The teachers at Yangdong village, South Korea
The Beijing sights included the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace , Peking Opera and a great Peking Duck meal.  While in Korea the teachers spent time in Seoul mastering the subway system, visiting two royal palaces, the DMZ, the Folk Museum, Insadong shopping area, a traditional Korean dance program, as well as sampling Korean food.  The group stopped at the Haeinsa Temple during the bus trip to Kyongju.

Unification statue at the DMZ, South Korea
The 2005 Study Tour explored both China and Korea between June 19 and July 12.  Within China the group visited three locations:  Shanghai , She Xian and the surrounding Huangshan region of Anhui province, and Beijing In Shanghai they participated in regular morning exercises, attended two business-related briefings in the Pudong section, and visited the Shanghai Museum , Urban Planning Exhibition and the Xintiandi area. 

The Pudong area of Shanghai
In the rural Huangshan area they taught at the She Xian High School , climbed part of Qiyun Mountain , and visited the small towns of Hongcun, Nanping, Jiusha, and Tangyue. 

Farmer and water buffalo, Southern Anhui, China
While in Kyongju, the teachers toured the Bulguksa Temple, the Soekguram Grotto, Yangdong village, Tumuli Park, plus a specially arranged tour of POSCO, the Pohang Steel Company.  Twenty teachers from the following seminar sites were selected for this study tour: Pittsburgh, Bucknell, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maryland; and Charleston, West Virginia.
The program is supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.