The Asia Institute 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 Institute 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 Students
UCLA 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.
Korean Culture Lessons Fill Gap for Teachers
Since 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.
It's A Matter Of Taste: Food In World History and Cultures
A 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.