The program introduces students to the grand sweep of China's long - and fascinating - history. In particular, it provides students with an understanding of the immensity and richness of Chinese culture, with a special focus upon its most creative, opulent, and interesting period, that of the T'ang Dynasty (618-907), whose capital was Chang'an - today's modern Xi'an.
The program begins in China's modern political capital, Beijing. There, participants visit terrific - unforgettable - sites like the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace, and shop for bargains and souvenirs in places like Beijing's famous Silk Street.
The program then transfers by train to Xi'an and XUPT where program participants attend lectures by experts in Chinese art, history and culture. Participants also visit many important historical sites and museums (the majority of which are rarely visited by western foreigners); experience urban, rural, modern and ancient culture; and acquire an appreciation of Chinese language, literature and cuisine (excellent in Xi'an!).
A special feature of the program is the daily opportunity to interact, collaborate - and make friends - with English-speaking Chinese university students just like you who participate in many of the program's activities, both in the classrooms and elsewhere.
WLS 2990 Study Abroad (3 UNCP credits) - Participating students are required to prepare a substantive research paper regarding their point of interest while learning about China, in relation to their major.
January 7, 2013 (On-Campus)
February 4, 2013 (On-Campus)
March 4, 2013 (Pre-Departure)
April 15, 2013 (On-campus)
May 5-16, 2013-Travel to China
Dr. Anita Guynn (English) and Ms. Robyn Deemer (World Studies), have developed an amazing study abroad in China during Spring 2013 with travel during May 5-16, 2013. This 12-day study abroad includes:
Day 1–Depart from North Carolina.
Day 2–Arrival in Beijing, China. Welcome Dinner.
Day 3– NCIST, Campus Tour, Chinese Calligraphy,
Day 4–Great Wall/Silk Market
Day 5–Tianammen Square, Forbidden City, and Chinese Acrobats (show).
Day 6–Summer Palace. Overnight to Xi’an (via train).
Day 7–Sitting Wall, Bell/Drum Tower, and Muslim Street.
Day 8–Provincial Museum, Big Goose Pagoda, and Dumpling Dinner.
Day 9–Terracotta Warriors, Hot Springs, and Culture Street
Day 10–Free Day.
Day 11–Animal Rescue/Panda. Farewell dinner with faculty and students.
Day 12–Depart Xi'an/Beijing for North Carolina
**Above daily schedule is subject to change**
Program Fee includes:
■ Group round-trip airfare from North Carolina to China.
■ Group round-trip airport transfers in China.
■ All excursions in Beijing and Xi'an.
■ Housing (minimum 2 students per room).
■ Chinese History and Culture discussions.
■ Visa (Required for entry into China).
■ Welcome/Farewell Dinner.
■ International Health Insurance (Required).
Program Fee Does Not Include:
■ UNCP Study Abroad Application Fee ($50)
■ U.S. Passport fees
■ Airline baggage fees or overweight baggage fees (if applicable).
■ Meals (except those listed above).
■ Tuition/fees for WLS 2990 – Study Abroad (3 credits total). Must be paid in full, prior to departure.
■ Books for 3-credits hours (if applicable).
Program fee: $2,950
You must have approval from the Study Abroad Coordinator. You must register for WLS 2990 – Study Abroad (3 credits) during spring 2013 semester. You must attend all pre and post on-campus meetings.
This is an approved study abroad program through the Center for International Programs and World Studies Department, and may qualify for financial aid.
In order to qualify for financial aid a student must be registered for full-time studies (minimum 12-credits) in the spring. Most grants, loans, or scholarships should apply to this approved program. Please direct all questions about student financial aid eligibility to the Financial Aid Office.
Due to the structure of this course, your grades will be posted by May 18, 2012.
-You will need to have a valid US Passport to participate in this study abroad. Please visit the Department of State website for a US Passport application: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
-Students must travel to/from study abroad destination with group.
-Minimum 18 students required.
All students at UNC Pembroke are eligible to participate in the China study abroad, provided that they meet the following minimum requirements:
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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