FAYE PERKINS, PH.D., UW- RIVER FALLS, HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Faye is looking forward to returning to Hangzhou for a second time! Faye is the Department Chair in Health & Human Performance and taught in China Fall 2014; She is going back to China to teach a personal health class this coming spring and would LOVE to have you come to China, too!!
"China was an incredible experience and I can't wait to go back!! Hangzhou is known as the most beautiful city in China! We spent time walking around scenic West Lake, enjoying the parks and temples, riding the city bikes, and watching the incredible light shows at night. The food in Hangzhou is incredible, too!
As a part of my Personal Health class, my class took a field trip to Yellow Mountain--one of the five sacred mountains in China. The rest of the students joined us, so whether or not you're in my class you can still go to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan in Chinese). This is a "DO NOT MISS THIS!!" experience. Go to http://www.chinahighlights.com/huangshan/yellow-mountain/ to check it out. We took the gondola up to the top of the mountain and stayed in a hostel overnight. These mountains are like no other mountains in the world and should not be missed!
As a part of my class, we had a Chinese professor come and teach everyone Tai Chi. We also went to the Traditional Chinese Medicine University where some of us had acupuncture and cupping. We went to the ancient part of Hangzhou and saw a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy with all types of herbs, flowers, animal horns, and roots that are used to cure illnesses. While I was there, I also traveled to Xian to see the terracotta warriors (unbelievable!!!), Bejieng to see the Great Wall of China (incredible!!!), Shanghai (one of the biggest cities in the world), and Wuzhen (the "Florence of China" with canals and "gondola" rides through the city)."
In addition She has taught in Experience Scotland (WIS) during the spring of 1998, fall of 2001, and summer of 2005—falling in love with Scotland more and more each time! Faye has taught in the Health & Human Performance Department at UW-River Falls for the past 24 years and has coached the women's softball team for 20 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Utah in 1992 (along with lots of downhill skiing and backpacking). Faye is excited to share her passion for the Experience China program with all her students to help create an experience of a lifetime!