Activities of the Study Tour
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- 10. Philadelphia
- 11. Moravian Museum and Amish Country Tour
- 12. New York City
- 13. Washington DC and the end of the program
- 1: Leaving the US and meeting our partners
- 2. Welcome to Indonesia!
- 3. Learning about Indonesia: lectures at UGM
- 3. Visiting two mosques, a Catholic Javanese church, an Islamic boarding school and a Catholic seminary
- 4. Visits to NGOs: Interfidei, IMPULSE; Kampung Halaman and a Lecture by Sultan of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwana X
- 5. Last days in Yogyakarta: Learning batik and Javanese dance, Ramayana ballet at Prambanan Temple
- 6. Saying goodbye to our UGM friends
- 7. Welcome to America and reuniting with our UGM friends
- 8. Michigan activities: Church; Islamic Center; UM Ginsberg Center; Labadie Collection; Museum of African American History; Earthworks Urban Farm
- 9. Bethelehem, PA: Lehigh University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Category Archives: 1: Leaving the US and meeting our partners
We are getting ready to leave on our journey – in three short days we’ll be on the plane to meet our Indonesian counterparts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We plan to spend the first two weeks of our trip looking at issues of religious pluralism in contemporary Indonesia. We can’t wait to meet the Gadjah Mada students who will be traveling and blogging with us!
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of the University of Michigan is part of a 12-university group working with the International Education Foundation (IIE) to spearhead their United-States-Indonesia Partnership Project. In this project, six American universities and six Indonesian universities are looking for ways that they can partner with each other to provide cross-cultural and collaborative learning opportunities to their students. The partnership between University of Michigan, Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta is supported by this initiative.
We have developed a one-month summer study project in which American students and Indonesian students travel together in both countries looking at the same issues of religious pluralism and democratic society. Students will travel in Yogyakarta and surrounding areas in central Java in Indonesia, and then will travel as a group in southeastern Michigan, including Detroit, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor, as well as Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. In each place, we will examine local histories of religious diversity and local understandings of religious difference. At the same time, we will think about the ways in which democratic practices shape, or are shaped by, religious practices.
And of course, we will blog our thoughts. The students will describe our activities and post their comments and photos throughout the trip.
Stay tuned for an exciting journey!