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Chinese Language and Culture (Faculty-Led)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer II||2016||02/29/2016**||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||WMU||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Minimum GPA:||2.0||Class Standing:||Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Undergraduate Sophomore|
|Number of Credits:||3||Program Specialist:||Joseph Rasich|
|Language experience required:||No||Areas of Study:||Arts & Sciences, Chinese|
|Program Length:||Short-Term, Summer|
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Good Academic Standing; Non-WMU Students Welcome
Participants earn three credit hours in CHIN 4770 or other courses subject to departmental approval. CHIN 4770 can count to satisfy the requirements for Chinese minor or international study minor or other programs. The program includes lectures and demonstrations on Chinese culture, language instruction and drill sections, discussion with Chinese university students and faculty, and visits to many Chinese cities and cultural sites.
WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of his/her major), and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Pre-approval Form available from the HIGE. Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and HIGE staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.
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For the complete budget breakdown, click here
The WMU program fee includes: undergraduate tuition (Graduate program fee: $3,514), administrative fees, international health and emergency assistance insurance, housing, on-site orientation, visas, textbooks, airport transfers, transportation and gate tickets for cultural study activities, and banquets and breakfasts.
The program fee does not include: airfare, meals, local transportation, passport and miscellaneous expenses. Costs not included in the program fee are estimates and may vary according to individual needs and preferences. The budget does not include activities which are not part of the academic program, such as personal travel, entertainment, shopping,etc.
Costs not included in the program fee are estimates and may vary according to individual needs and preferences. This budget does not include activities which are not part of the academic program, such as personal travel, entertainment, shopping, etc.
Program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or cancelled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment by the home/host university.
Note: For tax purposes, the university requires the program fee billing be divided into qualified (expenses and fees related to the class or program) and non-qualified (other costs). The total program fee equals the program commitment fee plus qualified and non-qualified expenses added together.
Program commitment fee
+ Qualified (expenses and fees related to the class or program)
+ Non-qualified (other costs)
= Total program fee
Program commitment fee: This is a portion of the program fee which is billed after the student clicks the "Commit" button to secure their place in the program. The remainder of the program fee is billed to the WMU student account for the semester of enrollment in study abroad credits. The program commitment fee is due within 30 days once charged to the WMU student account. After 30 days, per university accounts policy, holds will be placed on past-due balances.
Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead! Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad Specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.
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|Aug 15||Departure to Beijing, China|
Arrival in Beijing; Pick up at the Beijing Capital Airport; Check in at BLCU; Conference Center.
For orderly pickup from the airport, students must plan to arrive between noon - 6pm August 16th.
|Aug 17||8-9 p.m.||Welcome to China/ Orientation & Class; Language Class 1Visit a County of Beijing)|
|Aug 26||8-10 a.m.||Confucian Thought (Directorate of Education of Imperial China)|
|Language Class 7: Talking about Plans|
|10:15 a.m.||Temple of Confucius; Song Qingling's Residence ??|
|(Students for long term program arrive)|
|Aug 27||8-10 a.m.||Buddhism & Taoism in China|
|Language Class 8: Travel in China|
|10:15 a.m.||Yonghe Temple/Beihai Park|
|Evening||Banquet to welcome students for long term|
|Aug 28||8-11 a.m.||Beijing Opera and Martial Arts demo (Qianmen & Dashalar)|
|Language Class 9: Shopping|
|1:30 p.m.||BeijingAlley (hutong)|
|Evening||Banquet & Beijing Opera|
|Aug 29||8-10 a.m.||China's Economic Reform|
|Language Class 10: Asking for Directions|
|10:15 a.m.||Touring a village outside Beijing-???|
|Preparation and Packing|
|Aug 30||8-10 a.m.||Exams & Presentations|
|7 p.m.||Banquet in the evening|
|Aug 31||Program ends; Departure from BLCU|
*Itinerary subject to change
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Host Institution Information (external links)
Beijing Language and Culture University Homepage
Country Information (external links)
China - Lonely Planet
Beijing - Lonely Planet
Culturegram - China
Program faculty director:
Professor Xiaojun Wang
World Languages and Literatures
WMU Study Abroad
Study Abroad Specialist
2510J Ellsworth Hall
Phone: (269) 387-5890
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