Community Programs



The Asia Pacific Center promotes Asian Studies at UCLA and fosters greater understanding of Asia through a wide variety of research support, public programs, and community outreach. Public symposia sponsored by the Asia Pacific Center and its member centers bring scholars, artists, policy experts, and cultural events from around the nation and the globe to UCLA and Los Angeles community audiences.


Korean for High School Heritage StudentsUCLA will offer a summer Korean class for high school students who are exposed to Korean at home and want to learn to read, write, or develop their speaking, listening, and literacy skills.


STARTALK/ NHLRC Heritage Language Teacher Workshop for K-16 Teachers of Less Commonly Taught LanguagesA 5-day long workshop, July 22-26, 2013 at UCLA. Application deadline April 15, 2013.


K-12 Teacher Workshop: Shanghai: 1900-1950Scholar-Teacher Workshop with Andrea Goldman, UCLA


K-12 Teacher Workshop: Tokyo: Post-WW II Democracy and DemilitarizationScholar-Teacher Workshop with Kristine Dennehy, CSU Fullerton


K-12 Workshop: Cities in World HistoryA three-day institute for 7th grade world history teachers, held July 17-19, 2012.


Scholar-Teacher World History SeriesScholar-Teacher World History Series: Democratic Movements in China


Korean Culture Lessons Fill Gap for TeachersSince the teacher education program on Korea got its start in 2004, the UCLA Center for Korean Studies has supported KAFE's model of community engagement, sending renowned faculty members to lead training sessions and helping with programming. By way of a week-long, annual summer institute and other programs, CKS has reached out to roughly 2,000 school administrators and teachers from around the United States in recent years.


2010 K-12 Summer Workshop: Visualizing Cultures-Modern China and JapanOffered by the LA History-Geography Project, the History Project at UCI, MIT, UCLA's Asia Institute, and the Pacific Asia Museum.


It's A Matter Of Taste: Food In World History and CulturesA 10-day summer program for teachers at the UCLA International Institute traces the evolution of regional and cross-regional food cultures from antiquity to the present, underscoring how food preferences reflect the interplay of local cultures, geographies, and socio-political configurations, in the context of broader realities such as transnational economic networks and environmental change.


2008 Summer Institute for World History Teachers - Monks, Merchants and Millworkers: Connecting Europe and Asia July 28th - August 8th. This two-week institute for 6th, 7th, and 10th grade World History teachers will explore the connections between Europe and Asia and look at economic issues in the World History curriculum.


K-12 Teacher Training Workshop: "China: From Imperial Palaces to Corporate Boardrooms"A three-day summer seminar for teachers, July 9, 10 and 11, 2007.