Myanmar (Burma) is a culturally diverse nation with more than 135 distinct ethnic groups. It is also a nation rich in natural resources. From this milieu, there have been centuries of conflict and violence among and within people groups for control over these resources and each other. Over the past five years, Myanmar has begun the process of opening up to the international community. The international community has sought to engage Myanmar, but lacks an understanding of the particulars of the context.
Through participation in this cross-cultural you will gain an understanding of the multiple perspectives of how history, culture and religion influence the economic and social issues related to Myanmar. You will also develop a relationship with and a love for people who remain hopeful for their future despite a tumultuous history and separation from the international community.
Prepare to have your senses tantalized, from the glistening visuals of the pagoda, the diverse smells of the city and the breadth of flavors in Myanmar cuisine.
Estimated Cost: $7,000 (subject to change)
Seminar Leaders: Andrew Miller, Business & Economics Department, and Lana Miller, Campus Ministries
Enrollment: 20 students
Dates: May 9 – June 17, 2016
CCSSC 201 Cross-cultural Social Science (3 SH)
CCECON Economics and Justice in Conflict Areas (3 SH)
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