One of the highlights of the MIM experience is the Asia trip. You’ll find some posts from last year’s cohort here. We recently got a look at the itinerary, and although things may change, it is fun to start daydreaming about what we’ll see.
February 28 – March 6: Tokyo. We are scheduled to visit a mayonnaise factory!
March 7 – 8: Seoul. We will take a tour of the DMZ!
March 9 – 13: Beijing. Highlights include the Great Wall, Chinese Opera and a visit to the China office of Mercy Corps (a Portland-based NGO)
March 14 – 21: Shanghai. Factory tour at Twinhead (a computer manufacturer)
This is just a sample of the activities. Of course there will also be some sightseeing, shopping, and a lot of eating! The trip formally ends on March 21. Some students will return to Portland right away. Others will take advantage of Spring Break to travel more in Asia. A few students are participating in an optional extension with faculty and staff in Cambodia. One of our classmates is from nearby Laos, and will be leading a group through that developing market.
Have any of you traveled or lived in these places? Let us know about your experiences!