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Park Forest Student Explores China with Knox College Faculty, Students

Knox College students in China
Knox College students display the tie-dye creations they made while traveling in China. (Photo: Michael Godsil)

Galesburg, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Aiyana Godsil of Park Forest was part of a group of Knox College students and faculty who spent nearly three weeks traveling in southern China and deeply exploring the region’s culture, landscapes, and arts. The 19-day trip took place during Knox’s winter break, and it built on students’ classroom studies during the fall.

The students enrolled in an Asian Studies course, titled Arts, Culture, and Landscapes of Southern China, during the fall to prepare for their travels. Godsil, a graduate of Rich East High School high school, is majoring in Biology at Knox. (Students at Knox typically don’t declare a major until late in the second year.)

Once in China, the students kept a busy schedule that consisted of a variety of opportunities, such as:

  • Visiting ancient towns, historically rich architecture, and topographically unique natural areas.
  • Viewing stage performances that highlighted local minority cultures.
  • Engaging in an academic exchange at Dali University.

Founded in 1837, Knox College is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. Knox enrolls students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries and is one of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives. Knox’s “Old Main” is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.

This is a release from the Merit news wire.