Exploring Lowcountry Culture (Please note: This course is offered in October, November, and May)
Learn about the culture of Charleston and explore unique aspects of the Lowcountry region through experiential learning activities and community excursions. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of Southern culture, history and language while discovering many beautiful Charleston landmarks and special events. Students will interact directly in American life by participating in community-based learning projects inside and outside the classroom. Topics include, but are not limited to, Lowcountry cuisine, Gullah culture, Southern dialects, South Carolina wildlife and nature, local art, crafts, and ghost stories.
This course satisfies 30 hours of the requirements for au pairs. Participants must complete 20 hours of hands-on activities and 10 hours of project work. Two hours of the project work should be completed before the course begins (includes a cultural reading and presentation about the au pairís country). The other eight hours of project work can be completed during and/or after the weekend course.
Registration: In order to register, you will need a social security number or passport number plus your driver's license. Registration fee doesnít include food, hotel or admission fees for events. Registration deadline is two weeks before the course start date.
Hostel: Visit http://notsohostel.com/.
Class Location: Participants will meet at the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau St., downtown Charleston.
XHOS 502-006 6/6-8 F 4-9 p.m. $325
S 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Su 9 a.m.-4 p.m.