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Saint Mary’s College, in collaboration with Creighton University and the Soong Ching Ling Foundation,offers a three week study abroadprogram during the summer.  Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the 5000-year history of this fascinating countrywhile earning 3 hours of credit. Some Saint Mary's students will be chosen to take part in this program with students from Creighton University, which will be led by two or three faculty members. Because this travel opportunity is supported by the China Soong Ching-Ling Foundation, it is a rare opportunity!

Location

Beijing:  Capital of China
China Women’s University, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Great Wall, Bird Nest, Temple of Heaven, and Soong Ching Ling Former Residence

Wuhan: Chicago in China
Exchange activities at Wuhan University, committee service with Hubei Cancer Hospital

Shanghai: Modern City in China
Architecture, shopping, museums, Yu garden, The Oriental Pearl Tower, Futan University

Suzhou/Hangzhou: The cultural ancient cities in China.
Huqiu Tower, the tomb for the father of Fu Chai, West Lake.

Guilin/Yangshuo: East and west, the sight scene of Guilin is the best.
Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave Park, see many minorities in the province.

Xiamen: The quiet beautiful city near the sea.
Hakka Earth Building, Kulangsu, Sunlight Rock

Taiwan: City with special culture
The Sun Moon Lake, special snacks

Photo Gallery

Program Videos

Katrina Goes to China (2010 Saint Mary's College Video Contest Winner)

SMC China Trip 2010

SMC China Trip 2011 by Kari Keller

Blogs

Women's Choir in China (2011) by Joy Viceroy

Housing 

All students are housed in the local hotels in different provinces in China.  

Transportation, Costs, and Financial Aid

Basic costs are kept to a minimum. The program fee is about $4500, and covers tuition, hotels, meals, transportation within China, museum and historical site entry fees, and airfare to and from China. There is a $50 application fee and $140 visa fee, plus $20 agent service fee. Participants from Saint Mary’s College are eligible for CWIL student travel grants through the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership.

Course Information

Two 3-credits courses will be offered for the 2014 China Summer Program. Students can register any of the two courses.
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Modern and Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture (Dr. Alice Yang)
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Travel Writing (Dr. Dionne Bremyer)

Eligibility 

The China Summer Program is open to students of all majors. Non-SMC students can also apply. This is an English program and there is no Chinese language or GPA requirement. One faculty recommendation is required. 

Program Dates

2014 Summer: May 21 - June 8

Application Deadlines: 

November 30, 2013 Apply Online  


Related Links

100K Strong Initiative (to send more U.S. students to study abroad in China)

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/regional/100000_strong/index.htm

http://www.nafsa.org/form.aspx?ekfrm=24125

http://www.forumea.org/ForumEA-10000StrongInitiative.cfm


Beijing

China

For more information, contact:  

Dr. Alice Siqin Yang
China Summer Program Coordinator
Assistant Director, Global Education and
Chinese Lecturer
574-284-4263
syang@saintmarys.edu



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