Outreach Cultural Events Student Internships Internship Recipients

Thanks to the generous funding from the Freeman Foundation from 2009-2012, the East Asian Studies Department developed three very exciting programs for students and faculty (Please note that the Freeman Foundation grant cycle has ended in 2012).


Over the past three years, the East Asian Studies has run a series of outreach events in which Colby students & faculty worked with local Waterville community to raise awareness about issues pertaining to East Asian region.

Spring 2012 Outreach Events and contact fmasland@colby for volunteering:

East Asia Day, March 3, 2012, 10:00am to 3:00 pm

Trips to Waterville Library: Feb. 18; March 31; April 14. Saturdays, 10:30am to 11:30am.


Freeman outreach schedule for the fall 2011 (Please contact  kimi Kossler  kkossler@colby.edu for volunteering)

Trips to the library Saturdays 10:30 am to 11: 30 am–Oct 1st, Oct 15th, Nov 12th.

Trips to local after-school programs

9/28 Wed GMS (3:30 -4:15)
10/6 Thu Alfond  (4:15-5:00)
10/27 Thu GMS (3:30 -4:15)
11/16 Wed Alfond (4:15-5:00)
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Freeman Student Internships in East and Southeast Asia

The Freeman Foundation grant supports summer internships in East Asia. Eligible internship providers include businesses, governments, research institutes, non-profit organizations, and other institutions in Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Each grant is intended to defray the cost of travel to Asia and expenses incurred during the internship. The internship must last at least 8 weeks for consideration. The maximum award is $4,000.


Cultural Events

The Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative grant provides substantial funds for cultural programming. The steering committee welcomes proposals from the Colby community for campus events featuring performers and artists from East Asia, or for speakers addressing some aspect of East Asian culture. We seek proposals for both major campus-wide events and workshops, class visits, lectures, and other specialized programming. Proposals should contain a statement indicating how the event will broaden the appreciation and understanding of East Asian culture in the campus community, current publicity materials for the artist(s) or CV for the presenter(s), preferred dates for the event, the desired campus venue, all necessary equipment needs, and a detailed budget.