Discover enchanting China a beacon to visitors for thousands of years!
* This program ran during the Summer 2013 Intersession -- Summer 2014 programs will be announced mid-December!
From the visual arts to the philosophical treatises of Confucius, Chinese history and culture have had a profound impact on Western art, literature and technology. Today, China continues to wield enormous influence as a rising economic and industrial power. China has enthralled visitors for more than 5,000 years. Now, through St. John’s, you can spend three weeks studying Chinese language and culture at Hunan University and Hunan Normal University, both top universities in China and located in Changsha City, the provincial capital of Hunan.
Located at the south bank of the of theYangtze River, Hunan Province, abbreviated as Xiang, will be the destination of the group trip. There, you will visit and interact with local universities, businesses, villages, markets, churches and temples. Also, learn more about Chinese culture in central China and the Hunan Province, an area rich in Chinese history.
In addition, you'll visit several other cities along the Three Gorges on the Yangtze River, known for its unparalleled natural beauty. But most importantly, you'll be able to engage and interact with the people of China.
- Planned excursions to Changsha and Xiangtan, the epicenters of central Chinese art & culture
- Visit Zhangjiajie and Dongting Lake, central China’s most gorgeous regions
- Come face to face with the unparalleled natural beauty of central China
- ASC 1650: Chinese Society, Culture and Economy: Sports in China
- ASC 3710: Banking in East Asia
- CHI 1120: Chinese Language: Conversational Chinese
- ASC 582: Western Images of China
- CHI 211: Chinese for Business Managers
- CHI 301: Chinese Language and Literature
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.
Dates: May 21, 2013- June 1, 2013
- Application Deadline: March 25, 2013
- Deposit Deadline: April 3, 2013
Professors: Dr. Bernadette Li & Prof. Hung-Yi Erik Shen
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.
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 form 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.
This program is an excellent option for business majors!