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ExploreAsia Summer Camps | Young Leaders Institute | School Tours

ExploreAsia Summer Camps

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ExploreAsia camps seek to advance young learners' understanding of the world through fun, interactive, and meaningful activities. Camps are designed to engage students with Asian art, culture, and history. This year, join us to create films, explore the Silk Road, bring comics to life, preview the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, and learn Chinese dances! Registration is open, and aftercare is available for an additional fee.

2020 ExploreAsia camp dates:

Filmmaking with Writers in the Schools (WITS) Digital
Monday – Friday, June 8–12, 2020
Create your own stories and poems, then bring them to life onscreen and showcase your film!
Recommended for students ages 9–12.

Adventures Along the Silk Road
Monday – Friday, June 22–26, 2020
Experience the arts, drama, music, food, and dancing of different cultures along the Silk Road and use modern techniques to create Silk Road-inspired art.
Recommended for students ages 6–9.

Manga POP and Manga Digital
Monday – Friday, June 6–10, 2020
Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style! Advanced manga students, bring your comics to life on the web.
Manga POP is recommended for students ages 9–12.
Manga Digital is recommended for students ages 11–14 with drawing experience. Students must provide their own tablets.

On to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games!
Monday – Friday, July 20–24, 2020
Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, play different Olympic Games each day and learn about their connections to Asian countries!
Recommended for students ages 8–11.

Dances of China
Monday – Friday, August 3–7, 2020
Learn about traditional and contemporary Chinese dance, create props and costumes, and perform for friends and family on the final day of camp!
Recommended for students ages 6–9.

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Young Leaders Institute

2020 YLI

The Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is a week-long program for local high school students aimed at promoting global competence as well as leadership skills. Since launching in 2016, YLI has provided new perspectives and strengthened skills for more than 200 students.

This summer's topics are U.S.–China Relations, Energy and the Environment, and Food Security. Throughout the week, students will learn the value of collaboration as they work in teams, researching, debating, and presenting solutions for the challenges facing our world. They will be mentored throughout the week by Asia Society staff and local experts in their respective fields.

An application is required to be admitted to the 2020 Young Leaders Institute. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of Monday, March 23, 2020.

Session 1: U.S.–China Relations
Monday – Friday, June 15–29, 2020

Session 2: Energy and the Environment
Monday – Friday, July 13–17, 2020

Session 3: Food Security
Monday – Friday, July 27–31, 2020

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School Tours

School Tours

Asia Society's Education Department is offering three different student tour programs tied to current exhibitions for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions. These programs take a unique student-centered approach, providing an active learning experience that enables students to express their thoughts and engage in dialogue and activities throughout the entire program. Visits take place on weekdays for 1-2 hours.

Our Tours

  • FREE to public, private, charter, and home school students.
  • Funding is available for transportation.
  • TEKS-aligned with clearly defined learning goals for each program.
  • Tours are available in Spanish.


At least two weeks’ notice is required for school tours, and additional advance notice is required for groups larger than 25. For more information, please contact

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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center.