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Learn by Doing Projects in Asia This Spring

Monday, October 03, 2016  
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Ball State is offering its Asia-based immersive semester in Spring 2017. The CapAsia IX group intends to explore and carry out projects in newly developing Myanmar and post-earthquake Nepal, with a brief stopover in Thailand.


CapAsia is a nationally and internationally recognized foreign field semester. The participants truly immerse in the socially, culturally, and historically different Asia and learn how they shape social space by doing collaborative projects with leading universities in the region. As they learn about Asian cultures (by doing projects), make local friends, and help communities in achieving higher quality of life, this life-changing experience will help them situate themselves in today’s changing global context. Directed by a two-time Fulbright scholar, CapAsia has received several national and international awards, including three Fulbright-Hays awards, and the directors were nominated for two national awards.

It is definitely worth the money and would do enormous justice to a loan that you may have to take. The program fee $7,200 will cover long-distance travel and lodging. The rest, the cost of living in Asia, is minimal, a few hundred dollars. In addition, students pay tuition fees at Ball State's off-campus rate. You are eligible to use most scholarships and financial aid and can use your spring semester financial aid to pay.

Email Program Director Nihal Perera, for more information.


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