JE2010 heading

Journey East web site




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.

We wish to thank Holden Waterman, Director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program University of Vermont, and Dr. Juefei Wang, (former Director of the ASOP).

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

Leland & Gray
Journey East 2010

Tom Connor
Program Director

Jenny Connor
Ron Kelley


Mary Martin
Diane Newton
Bahman Mahdavi


Free Hit Counter
Free Hit Counter  

Where Are They Now?




Buckle Up! Here We Go!

Welcome aboard everyone!

At 9:40am (today) Journey East 2010 will officially begin!

The JE group will spend the next 17 hours traveling. This is going to be the second longest day in their lives (coming home will seem longer!). For those flying for the first time, this will be a flight to remember.

The gang will fly out of Hartford and arrive in Newark, NJ at 10:37am. They will switch flights and take off at 12:15pm, arriving in Beijing at 2:00pm (2:00am tomorrow morning out time) tomorrow afternoon.

With all these times being thrown at you, let’s talk about the time difference we’ll be dealing with during the journey.

If you are reading this Wednesday morning, it is Wednesday night in China. (China is exactly 12 hours ahead of us). It takes some getting used to the fact that whatever time it is here, it is the opposite there. In other words, if it is am here, it is pm there. Don’t worry, I’ll be reminding you of this time difference all along the way. The cool thing, though, is you don’t have to do any math!

To get an idea of what kind of weather the group is experiencing on the journey, you can check on the major areas of the where the group will be by clicking on the “China Weather link” to the left of the page. By hovering your mouse over the cities, you’ll get a three day forecast.

So, when we hear of the group’s safe arrival in China, we’ll post the good news on the site (today or tomorrow).

The JE Group is on their way to Beijing!
You can follow their flight here.

They are on track now to arrive around 1:20am our time (1:20 in the afternoon there).

At any time during the journey, if any of you have photos or stories you want to share, please send them in.

Be sure to read The Journey (link on the left) page to find out more about the particulars of this journey.

Okay everybody, here we go!


[JE2010] [The Journey] [March 24] [March 25]

Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.
Program Director: Tom Connor
webmaster/narrator: John Reinhardt