The Asia Institute’s Courses and Academic Series include unique peer reviewed semester long academic courses developed in collaboration with the Asia Institute’s numerous education institution partners. Each Course or Academic Series includes a theme, syllabus, and integrated global component to enhance student learning. The Asia Institute’s Courses and Academic Series programs are:
The Ancient Cures Series provides students with an in-depth on-the-ground opportunity to experience the vibrant cultures of Asia, while also learning about the ancient remedies and traditions of medicine, naturapathy, and general whole-body wellness. This immersive course enables students to transform their way of life and thinking, as well as the opportunity to engage with local communities through an integrated service-learning component.
Current Ancient Cures Series Programs include: > The Traditions of Healing in Naturopathy and Yoga | India > The Traditions of Healing in Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi | China > The Traditions of Healing in Herbal Medicine and Thai Massage | Thailand
The Supply Chain Series programs provide a unique in-depth and on-the-ground view of today’s global supply chains. These academic peer reviewed courses combine an analytical look at economic, social and environmental influences on supply chain management, and visits to world-class manufacturing and logistics companies in Asia. In addition, all on-the-ground experiential programs include a service learning component while in country.
Current Supply Chain Series Programs include: > Electronics and the Environment: Follow the Smart Phone Supply Chain | China > Fashion and Changing Markets: Follow the Retail Supply Chain |China, Vietnam > Aging Populations and Healthcare Innovations: Follow the Medical Supply Chain | China
The Smart Cities Series program combines cross-discipline learning with a unique on-the-ground perspective in the developing epicenters of Asia, South Korea, China, Thailand and Vietnam. These academic peer reviewed courses combine a deep analytical look at urban planning, technology, economic, social and environmental influences, all which contribute to the development of Asia’s Smart Cities. Visits include world-class urban developers, engineering firms, leading innovators in technology, environmental and logistics companies who are tasked with overcoming Asia’s most daunting urban infrastructure challenges. In addition, all on-the-ground experiential programs include a service learning component while in country.
Current Smart Cities Series Programs include: > Learning from the World's Leader in Megacity Development | China > Learning in North Asia's Innovation Capital | South Korea > Learning from Southeast Asia's Diverse Centers of Growth | Thailand, Vietnam
The Fine Resort and Hotel Series provides students with an in-depth, on-the-ground opportunity to experience Asian culture and learn about different Asian cuisines, while also visiting and learning from leading resort and hotel properties. Students will meet and have the chance to discuss the hospitality and tourism industry with General Managers, Sales Directors and other staff at leading properties in major Asian cities, properties that are defining the luxury and eco-tourism hotel segment in Asia.
Current Fine Resort and Hotel Series Programs include: > Catering to Asia's Elite: Five Star Experiences in South Korea > Sustainable Hospitality: Eco- Tourism in Indonesia > Experience Paradise: Luxury Resorts in the Indian Ocean
The Disaster Management Series provides students with an in-depth, on-the-ground opportunity to experience Asian Culture, while also learning about disaster mitigation, recovery and management strategies. Included as well is a comparative study on how the local community, the government, NGO partnerships and volunteers, and corporate donors come together to support and rebuld areas impacted by natural disasters. This course enables students to study various aspects of disaster management, as well as the opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding efforts, through an integrated service learning component.
Current Disaster Management Series Programs include: > Reaching China's Heartland: The Effect of Natural Disasters on Rural Populations > Disasters and Poverty in Philippines: When Typhoons Reach the World's Poorest > Rebuilding India: Preserving History and Culture after a Natural Disaster
To develop a program, the process is easy! Here are the steps:
1. Email or call the Asia Institute to talk about your ideas
2. Develop one or more program proposals for review
3. Confirm the Asia Institute will host the program
4. Receive full support from the Asia Institute to promote your program
5. Pre-departure preparation and orientation
6. Depart for Asia