Expand your knowledge of the Eastern world through an academic exploration of China!
Today, China continues to wield enormous influence as a rising economic and industrial power. This summer, take a trip to the Republic of China and study how the visual arts, philosophical treatises of Confucius, Chinese history and culture have had a profound impact on Western art, literature and technology. Learn the Chinese language and culture through a two-week pre-summer class at Nanchang University, one of the top universities in China and located in Nanchang City, provincial capital of Jiangxi.
Jiangxi includes many places famous for historic sites and scenic beauty, such as Nanchang , Jiujiang, Poyang Lake, Mount ain Lu, Jingdezhen, Wuyuan and Fenghuanggou. Together with St. John’s faculty, Chinese scholars and specialists will lecture on Jiangxi’s history, culture & literature, as well as the folk art, music, & songs. But most importantly, students will be able to engage and interact with local Chinese citizens while visiting local universities, businesses, villages, markets, churches and temples.
In addition, students will visit several other places along Lake Boyang on Yangtze River and Jingdezhen Porcelain Heritage Site, known for their unparalleled natural beauty.
- ASC 3710: Banking in East Asia
- CHI 1120: Chinese Language: Conversational Chinese
- CHI 301 Chinese Language & Literature
- ASC 254 U.S.- China Relations
* Classes are subject to appropriate enrollment. Although courses may be offered we need to maintain a minimum number of students to run summer courses.
Credits: 3 - 6*
*Please note, students must select a minimum of 1 course (3 credits) and a maximum of 2 courses (6 credits). You may register for graduate or undergraduate level courses, but you may not register for both levels.
Professors: Dr. Bernadette Li & Prof. Hung-Yi Erik Shen
Dates: May 19 - May 31, 2014
Program Fee: $1,990 plus tuition (airfare NOT included)
*Please note: Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.
**Looking for ways to help with the costs of studying abroad this Summer? Check out the Licari Scholarship outlined on our Grants and Scholarships page!
***Attention all Graduate Students
Please also not that, at this time, graduate students are unable to apply through the St. John's UIS system. Graduate students must submit a completed paper application
and an approved course option sheet
to the Office of Global Studies
. Be sure to have the course option signed by your dean or academic advisor to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of study.
Special Notes: This program is part of a degree certification in Chinese Studies from the Institute of Asian Studies at St. John’s. If you wish, you may earn this 12 credit certificate degree simply by completing another six credits in Chinese culture during Summer Session II.