Seagrove native and 2009 RCC Photography graduate Amanda Clay has just begun a semester of study at Nanjing Normal University,Nanjing, China as a recipient of the 2010 Confucius Institute Global Chinese Study scholarship, the same scholarship awarded to RCC photography instructor John Rash in the previous year. Amanda pursued a more in-depth study of Chinese culture after first visiting China as aparticipant in the Sino-American Photography Exchange trip arranged by Rash and instructors at Nanjing Normal in May 2009. While studying Mandarin Chinese in Nanjing, Amanda also plans to explore professional photographic opportunities in China and document her daily experiences adapting to life in a different culture. (photo: John F Rash)
what a NEAT program…how fortunate Amanda is…I hope to see some images of her documenting adjusting to Chinese culture!