Why should a Georgia Tech student Enroll in the Southeast Asia Summer Program?
•It allows you to identify &analyze the sources of many of today’s global/transnational challenges •It sheds light on the many actors (regional, international, national, sub-national) involved in seeking solutions •It addresses ethical issues (What should be done when sovereignty-related norms &human rights-related norms conflict with each other) •It teaches how to communicate more effectively (numerous discussions, simulation exercise, documentary production) particularly in an environment where the listeners include non-native English speakers
•It provides an opportunity to hear from a wide variety of experts •For non-INTA majors, you can signal to a future employer that you can do competent work outside of your major & successfully immerse yourself in foreign cultures •You can obtain a minor/certificate in International Affairs •You can explore a part of the world that introduces you to different levels of development & get to know people from a variety of ethnic groups
•You get to visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites to learn about the history of Southeast Asia •It allows you to experience &understand environmental, structural &political challenges less developed parts of the world confront
•Regardless of your eventual career choice, it will introduce you to a new region of the world that may represent a career opportunity in the future