2014 Kanchan Kanji Championship

The participants in this year’s Kanchan Kanji Championship joined in on fun games while using their knowledge of kanji characters and compounds to compete with other students of Japanese. There were 4 levels, approximately corresponding to years spent in the Japanese Language Program here at UCSB. Be sure to visit again for information on other upcoming festivities.

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Interdepartmental Ph.D. Emphasis in Environment and Society (IEES) Now Available

China smog
NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of smog over Eastern China on December 7, 2013

The Interdepartmental Ph.D. Emphasis in Environment and Society (IEES) is a new PhD emphasis, launched in 2014, with goal of providing UCSB doctoral students in participating departments an opportunity to receive training and mentorship in interdisciplinary environmental studies and sciences beyond the normal scope of their degree programs.

View the Interdepartmental Ph.D. Emphasis in Environment and Society (IEES) page for full details.

Rilla Peng Wins 1st Place in CLTAC Chinese Speech Contest

Rilla Peng displays her trophy for winning
Rilla Peng displays her trophy for winning the Chinese Speech Contest

Congratulations to Rilla Peng who won first place in the 39th annual CLTAC Chinese Speech Contest in the college level advanced Chinese division.

About CLTAC:

The Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) is a nonpolitical, nonprofit educational and professional organization. The mission of CLTAC is to promote the study, teaching, and research of the Chinese language and culture on all educational levels; to provide a platform for Chinese instructors to share and exchange teaching experience, ideas and information; to serve as a source for professional development and lifelong teaching; to enhance the quality of Chinese language teaching at all levels; to provide a network of support service to Chinese language teachers; to enhance the awareness of the importance of the Chinese language and culture.

Reminder: EAP Study Abroad Program Deadlines Nearing!

EAP Study Abroad Program Internships in East Asia: Applications due by February 14 (Fall/Year 2014 Programs) and May 16 (Spring 2015 Programs).

Apply Here!

Freeman Foundation Internships

Apply for the EAP Freeman Foundation Internship Scholarship and you may receive a $3,000 or $5,000 stipend to help with internship-related costs. More information, here.

All Programs in East Asian

Several other study abroad programs in East Asia are still available, check the EAP deadline’s for more information.