All costs covered by the Confucius Institute except airfare, GSU tuition and fees, and meals.
Cross Cultural Communications in China takes you to the authentic environment where real Chinese is spoken and used: China. You will have a chance to
You will spend 17 exciting days in four exciting cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Shaoxing, and Hangzhou
Well, why not?
What a great way to spend your summer! Besides, we're paying most of the fees for you: your lodging, your transportation, and your tuition in China, and even some of your meals! You only pay for your airfare, some of the meals, and your regular GSU tuition and fees. Plus you get 3 full credits!
Business Chinese in the Global Context offers an exciting 14-day study-abroad experience in two exciting cities in China: Beijing, the capi-tal, and Harbin, a metropolitan city in northeast China. This program aims at improving stu-dents' overall business Chinese by immersing them in the authentic language and business environment.
Business Chinese in the Global Context tar-gets students with some basic Chinese. It is designed to improve students' business Chi-nese, their understanding about the Chinese culture in general and the Chinese business culture in particular, and their ability to apply Chinese in the business context. The program consists of language instruction as well as visits to historic sites of Chinese heritage.
Students who participate in this program will spend the first part of their program in Beijing, with primarily language instruction in the morning and culture instruction/experience in the afternoon. For the second part of the pro-gram, they will move to Harbin, the northern-most metropolitan city in China, where they'll engage in more instruction in business Chinese while also interning at local businesses and experiencing the unique cultural heritage of the area.
This program is a partnership among the GSU Confucius Institute, the Chinese Language Council International, Beijing Language and Culture University, and Harbin Normal University.
This program consists of the following main activities:
Beijing, the capital of China, boasts of a rich cultural heritage as well as a burgeoning global business environment. With a history of over 3,000 years, Beijing has some of the most well-known historic sites, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Tian’anmen Square.
Shanghai, the commercial and financial center in China. Developing from a seaside fishing town, today's Shanghai is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features.
Shaoxing, the Oriental Venice, is an ancient city that possesses beautiful scenery and known as the city of river, the city of bridge, the city of calligraphy, and "a museum without walls" .
Hangzhou, being famous for its beautiful scenery, is regarded as 'Paradise on Earth' and was praised by Marco Polo as being one of the most beautiful and distinguished cities in the world.
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), founded in 1962, is the top-ranked university in China in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. The majority of its student population is international students.
Participants will stay in special dorms for international students at both BLCU and LCCA.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
This program is offered to all fulltime students at all levels, undergraduate or graduate. Students should be in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Basic Chinese language proficiency is preferred but not required.
Students wishing to receive academic credit for this program should register for ENGL 4200, Study Abroad in China (undergraduates) and ENGL 8900 Study Abroad in China (graduates), for the Maymester 2011 semester. All participants will attend a mandatory session at GSU Confucius Institute on April 1, 2011. Course credit will be three hours. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's guidelines concerning transfer credits.
Program costs may vary at any time due to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.
The GSU Confucius Institute will cover the major costs of the program. Here is how the costs will be shared between you and the Confucius Institute:
The Confucius Institute will pay for the following costs in China:
You will be responsible for:
Participants are responsible for obtaining their own passports. Participants who are U.S. citizens are required to hold a valid U.S. passport with an expiration date six months beyond the date of return. Due to the tight time frame for this program, you should start applying for a passport immediately if you don’t already have one.
A visa is required for entry into China. We will use a visa service here in Atlanta and apply for visas as a group via their expedited service.
All participants must submit a Physician’s Certificate certifying that they are in good health for international travel and study. Please make reservation for your physical as soon as possible. Your Physician’s Certificate is due April 1, 2011.
Mandatory international travel insurance ($8.70/week) is required of all participants. Paid by the $250 program fee.
The Confucius Institute will cover most of your costs in China.
GSU students may be eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship and the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit www.gsu.edu/studyabroad or contact the Office of International Affairs, Study Abroad Programs at 404-413-2529 for more information.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 404-413-2400 for information on how financial aid might apply toward the program.
Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad.
The university reserves the right to alter program arrangements if required by circumstances.
Program Director: Dr. Baotong Gu