The Journey




A Beautiful Journey
(JE Performance Program)

Created at Leland & Gray High School in Townshend, Vermont, supported by the ~Asian Studies Outreach Program (ASOP) at the University of Vermont (UVM), and funded primarily through a grant from the Freeman Foundation,

Journey East, as a whole, consists of the Asian Studies Academy and Sino-American Performing Arts Exchange at Leland and Gray Union High School; the integration of an Asian Studies curriculum throughout the Windham Central Supervisory Union, and the introduction of Chinese language programs into the district.

~Dr. Juefei Wang, Director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program University of Vermont, is a recipient of the prestigious Goldman Sachs Award for Excellence in International education, on behalf of the UVM, Asian Studies Outreach Program.

The Leland and Gray Journey East program is deeply indebted, and extends its heartfelt thanks, to Dr. Juefei Wang, without whose effort and support this program would not even be possible!

Thank you Juefei!

Leland & Gray
Journey East 2007

Tom Connor
Program Director

Ann Landenberger
Artistic Director

Matt Martyn
Music Director


Come see these magnificent performers on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm. They will perform at Leland & Gray High School in Townshend, Vermont.

Click here to find out more about this amazing and fun evening!


Where Are They?




Hey Everybody!

Here we go again -- Journey East number 4!!

Our first journey together was in 2002. And then we followed that trip with two more in 2004 and 2005.

You are going to learn a lot along the way. The days will be filled with magnificent photos, fascinating stories written by the students, and reports of the activities by the group leaders and chaperones.

To help guide you as to whom is speaking in the commentary, the student reporting will be in one color and the adults in another color. And my writing will be in black.

There will be a quiz at the end (Did you think you were going to be allowed to just waltz in here and do nothing?), so pay attention.

If any of you hear from your kids and want to share what they had to say (or anything else you might want to add to the site), please e-mail me at

Okay, so, buckle up and hold on ’cause we are about to take off on another exciting adventure to China and Inner Mongolia!

The journey takes off tomorrow . . .

John Reinhardt

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