San Francisco - Spring 2010
March 5-11, 2010
Theme: Through the Gates: Tales of the Asian Experience
The Multicultural Retreat (MCR) is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to experience the multiculturalism of the United States of America. Students along with faculty and staff from the College travel to metropolitan areas to absorb the unique diversity which major metropolitan cities offer. This Spring Break, the MCR will travel to San Francisco, California. San Francisco is the fourth most populated city in California and the 12th most populated city in the United States. San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars, Japanese Tea Garden, and Chinatown. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home of over 30 international financial institutions. Asian people make up a crucial part of San Francisco’s cultural heritage. Only in San Francisco can you delight in cultures from across Asia, each just a few steps away from each other and visit historical sites and colorful Asian neighborhoods. The Multicultural Retreat is pleased to visit San Francisco and experience the rich cultural heritage of one of America’s most culturally diverse cities.
- Asian Art Museum
- Japanese Tea Garden—the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States
- Hop-on and Hop off Trolley Tour
- Alcatraz Island
- Chinatown Dragon Gate
- Tien Hau Temple and Norras Temple, the oldest Buddhist Temple in San Francisco
- Angel Island
- Betelnut Restaurant
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- Levi Strauss Co.
- Service project with Oakland Unified School District