Study Tour

Myanmar Study Tour 2014 (6-13 December 2014)

Myanmar is rapidly growing in importance, with political change on several fronts following on decades of military rule, and a new openness to contacts with Western countries. This credit-bearing study tour offered the students an introduction to modern and historical Myanmar. Through a series of pre-trip lectures on a range of aspects, and also through critical readings about Myanmar, the students learned about history, religion, politics, economy, ethnic minority issues, and more. Students then spent one week traveling through Myanmar to observe how the issues learned in the classroom were manifested in the lives and communities of the Burmese people.