Participants in College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Abroad at Taiwan program. Some of the participants will reflect on a diverse set of independent studies and cultural experiences at COA’s Human Ecology Forum on April 4. PHOTO COURTESY OF BONNIE TAI

COA students to talk about time in Taiwan

BAR HARBOR — Students and professors involved in College of the Atlantic’s recent Human Ecology Abroad at Taiwan (HEAT) program will offer perspectives on learning Chinese, studying intercultural education and immersing themselves in foreign food cultures at COA’s Human Ecology Forum in McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

HEAT program participants will share their experiences from three months in Taiwan. Students participated in a diverse range of independent studies, with subjects including traditional and contemporary Taiwanese arts and crafts, the experience of elders during the Japanese occupation, expression and communication through letter-poems and essays, the food systems and culture behind popular Taiwanese recipes and human-dog relationships.

The Human Ecology Forum is a free, weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets, and political and religious leaders from around the world. Members of the public are invited to attend.

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