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Discovering the Bay Area

Activities for Visiting Scholars

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — Glide Memorial Church

Five images of visiting scholars and staff preparing a meal for homeless and low income residents of San Francisco at Glide Memorial Church

Sunday, September 28, 2014 — Barbeque at Tilden Park

CCS, CJS, CKS and IEAS visiting scholars and their families gathered together for a picnic potluck lunch at Tilden Regional Park, one of the oldest parks in the East Bay Regional Parks system and a true Bay Area jewel. We visited the Little Farm where everyone enjoyed feeding and petting cute farm animals. For lunch, everyone brought a delicious dish for the potluck. Then we had some more fun chatting, while the younger ones played on the playground!

CJS scholar Zhaohui Bu enjoys the delicious meal (left); IEAS Director Kevin O'Brien plays frisbee with the kids (right) Visiting scholars and IEAS staff at the picnic

Activities for Visiting Scholars — Fall 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012 — Neighborhood Hike in Berkeley

The crew explored the beloved City of Berkeley on foot. First stop was the Saturday Farmer's Market where the visiting scholars sampled locally grown vegetables and fruits. Then we took the bus to the intersection of College Avenue and Derby Street to begin a short hike to the Panoramic Trail. From the first landing, everyone received an incredible view of the cities around the bay. Some visiting scholars attempted a hike up to the top of the trail, while others stopped for a cup of tea and pastries at Nabalom, a local, cooperatively-owned bakery.

Three images from a hike that provided everyone with beautiful views and fresh air

Saturday, October 27, 2012 — Fairfield Halloween Adventure

Everyone had a day of fall harvest fun in Fairfield, California. We began the day with a stop by Larryís Produce Pumpkin Patch, where scholars and families enjoyed the famous hay maze, tractor rides, and of course picking a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. The group then stopped for lunch at the Olive Garden restaurant before heading to the famous Jelly Belly Factory where we learned all about the iconic American jellybean. After a tour of the factory, scholars enjoyed free samples and purchased candy from the gift shop in time for Halloween.

Three images from a hike that provided everyone with beautiful views and fresh air

Friday, November 16, 2012 — Oakland Museum / Chinatown

The group went on a fun mini-tour of the City of Oakland. We took BART from Downtown Berkeley to Lake Merritt, and then walked to the Oakland Museum of California. The Museum provided everyone an aesthetically engaging and interactive experience as well as the opportunity to learn about the history of California. Afterwards, we walked to the busiest part of Chinatown for a delicious Dim Sum lunch at Joy Luck, one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in the area.

Group picture at the Oakland Museum (left); CCS scholar Yuxiang Li and Angel are excited for Dim Sum (right)

Partner Institutions in Japan

Former Visiting Scholars