Shanghai and Beijing
May - June TBA (3 weeks)
Total Program Fee: $TBA
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China is home to the world’s second largest economy, and boasts a rich and varied history of over 5,000 years. China is a destination that abounds with opportunity for exploration, from its modern financial districts, to its ancient temples, and to the thousands of unique dishes found throughout the country your stay and studies in China are sure to be both surprising and delightful.
The TnCIS China 2015 program will start in Shanghai, the most dynamic and internationalized city in China, with a population of 23 million people. Students may get a chance to explore the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Shanghai Historical Museum, the Lujiazui Financial Zone, Old Shanghai City and YU garden, French Concessions (historical remains of international invasion), The Bond (the museum of international architecture with some of the most spectacular sights in China), and more.
The program will also include an excursion to Beijing, the capital city of China, full of culture and tradition. Students may walk on The Great Wall of China, stand in Tiananmen Square, visit the site of the Olympic Games and its incredible architecture, and feast on Peking Duck.
Both cities are unique and exotic, and all excursions introduce culture that is very different from what students may have experienced in the USA. Students can witness the miracles of fast economic growth, wander in ancient architecture, experience 5,000 years of history, religion and culture, enjoy different types of Chinese traditional cuisine, and make lifelong friends.
This program will provide the foundation to understanding the people, history, culture and government of a civilization more than 5,000 years old. Students will be partnered with Chinese students to participate in various academic and cultural activities. Students have the option of studying Philosophy, Finance, Management and Photography. Each of these courses will integrate the fascinating surroundings of China, and get a chance to explore China’s history in greater depth.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles a day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities. The air quality in China may be a challenge for individuals sensitive to industrial pollution and dust.
Excursions may include:
In Shanghai students may explore the city with local Chinese students, and get a chance to utilize the excellent public transportation options the city has to offer. Possible excursions sites include the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Historical Museum, Shanghai Xintiandi (New Heaven and Earth, modern shopping, and restaurant areas renovated from traditional Chinese residential buildings), Urban Planning Museum, Lujiazui Financial Zone, Old Shanghai City and YU garden, French Concessions (historical remains of international invasion), The Bond (the museum of international architecture with some of the most spectacular sights in China), temples, and ordinary local residences, etc. In Beijing, students may visit the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Olympic Village.
Classes: Classes will be held three hours per day during the week.
Accommodations: Students will be staying in student housing or hotels. Two meals per day will be provided in the campus cafeteria on non-excursion days. Anticipate 10-12 excursion days where you will pay for your lunch or dinner. An estimated budget for each of these meals is $10.00 US per meal. Excursions may offer extra features that are not paid for in the program costs.