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Lexia Yangon: Area Studies and Culture
Yangon, Myanmar (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Lexia 
Program Description:
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is Myanmar's largest city, commercial center, and former political capital. Yangon began as Dagon, a small fishing settlement built around the Swhedagon Pagoda. Yangon is the most ethnically diverse city in the country; although Burmese and English are the most widely spoken, it is not uncommon to hear Mandarin, Japanese, or French when walking through the city. Although the Swhwedagon Temple is a Buddhist site, it attracts pilgrims of all religions from around the world and the religious population of Yangon is comprised of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims. A stunningly scenic place to be, the warm and welcoming Burmese people are eager to show off the beauty and rich culture of their country to tourists and students.

Based in the city of Yangon, the Lexia program introduces students to the language, history, politics, economics, arts, and culture of Myanmar. Coursework, language training, excursions, and independent projects help students to understand the local culture and confront issues facing this country. The program strongly supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and Burmese faculty. To this end, local faculty are involved with the program from the very beginning, giving the participants immediate and direct access to the culture. Intensive language training at the beginning is provided, thereby helping students develop the skills and confidence to live and study in Myanmar. Prior knowledge of the Burmese language is not expected. Social and academic encounters with Burmese in addition to organized field trips contribute to a greater understanding of the country.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.