When Wittenberg’s premier East Asian Studies program received the $1.9 million grant from the Freeman Foundation in 2002, the program pledged that all students, regardless of their course of study, would have an encounter with Asia as part of their undergraduate experience. And encounter it they have.
From enjoying Asian performing arts in the Wittenberg Series to learning from visiting teaching fellows to specialized study, students have consistently taken advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Freeman Foundation. In the first two years of the four-year grant, more than 120 students have also traveled to East Asia as have 40 members of the faculty and staff, including Webmaster Robert Rafferty ’02.
Travel with Rafferty as he catches up with six students studying in Beijing and Shanghai this summer, and discover what a difference one gift can make.