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LAOS: A Journey Into Culture and Craft Through a Social Enterprise

Professor, Jennifer Varekamp
Travel Course: Fall 2019
Mondays 2-5pm

Travel in January 2020
(Approx. dates Jan. 2-18, 2020)

Come and learn about this exciting new travel course that will lead students on a journey through the country of Laos with a focus on the preservation of craft and culture. Working alongside the social enterprise Ma Té Sai, students will have the opportunity to both learn and contribute his/her/their skills. Students will travel to and work with artisans in northern villages of Laos that work with Ma Té Sai. They will participate in workshops and collaborate on design and educational projects. Students will have an opportunity to explore the unique natural landscape of Laos through a boat trip along the Mekong River, walks in the villages and visits to Buddhist Temples in Luang Prabang. The course will provide an exploration of culture through food and heritage with museum visits and an opportunity to learn traditional skills directly from artisans. Preservation of animals will also be highlighted on a visit to an elephant sanctuary.

Apply now! Deadline: April 1

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