Published: Aug. 7, 2013

Students explore their sister cities: Lansing and Asan, South Korea

Contact(s): Kristen Parker Media Communications office: (517) 353-8942 cell: (517) 980-0709 Kristen.Parker@cabs.msu.edu, Katie Wittenauer RCAH office: (517) 884-6290 wittenau@msu.edu

This summer, the Lansing Sister Cities Commission hosted a joint intercultural program that provided an opportunity for students from the greater Lansing area to travel to Asan, South Korea, and for middle school students from South Korea to collaborate with Edgewood Scholars students on creative and civic engagement projects at MSU.

With the guidance of Lansing Sister Cities Commission staff; Joanna Bosse, assistant professor at MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities; and RCAH students Cooper Franks, Hanna Obbink and Ben Thorp, students from the greater Lansing area and Asan engaged in a variety of activities centered on language learning, musical traditions and performance and exploration of Michigan.

The sister city relationship in Asan City, Republic of Korea, was established in 2008. Students kept an online journal of photos and activities.

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