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Asia Day

Information for Schools

Past event: Asia Day 2013 - Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Since 2001, the Center for East Asian Studies has held an annual Asia Day in February on the Penn campus. We invite high school educators and your students to be part of Asia Day 2013, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This event is hosted by the International Classroom at Penn Museum, the Center for East Asian Studies and the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

This one-day event is aimed to provide high school students with an opportunity to nurture interest in Asia and gain a better understanding of this incredibly varied region. The students not only gain valuable information about Asia from experts (Penn faculty and graduate students) in their respective fields, but also get a taste of pan-Asian cuisine, participate in interactive performances and activities, and experience a day on Penn's campus!

  • Invited schools are responsible for arranging the students' transportation to and from Penn.
  • Day's events are exclusively for high school students, with a limit of 30 students from each school
  • Lunch featuring dishes from several Asian culinary traditions will be served

Space is limited. Interested educators must RSVP to Sameer Rao by February 13. For more information and details about Asia Day, please contact Sameer Rao at 215.898.4490 or e-mail


East Asia in the Schools

The East Asia in the Schools program is a special effort to reach high schools in the region. By making arrangements through the Center for East Asian Studies, area high schools can host a University of Pennsylvania professor specializing in East Asia who will share his or her expertise with students in one-hour lectures on many popular aspects of China, Japan, and Korea. Funding from the U.S. Department of Education and the University of Pennsylvania makes these talks available for no cost to schools.