Friday, March 19, 2010

IDEA announces summer Advocacy Institute in China

Hosted by IDEA and Willamette University, the Advocacy Institute is a two and a half-week program for university students. The Institute will be held June 7-23, 2010 at Xiamen University in Xiamen, Fujian, China.

The Advocacy Institute will focus on teaching participants the necessary tools to advocate for cultural and environmental sustainability. Courses at the institute will focus on sustainability, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, argumentation and debate, and new media. These subjects will be taught by professors from Willamette University, as well as other instructors from the People's Republic of China and the United States. In addition, participants will learn more about these subjects outside the classroom through service learning projects and cultural excursions.

The Advocacy Institute will carry one academic course credit from Willamette University. All instruction will be in English, and all students must be able to read, write, and speak competently in English. Financial aid is available for a limited amount of applicants. To apply, email Crystal Jeffers at

For more information, visit the Advocacy Institute website.

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