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Contact: Professor Stephen Smith
China is the emerging superpower of the 21st century.
China is on the move . . . but to where? What's really happening there? What does it imply for the United States, for economic life, and for the Christian church?
Join students from Gordon College, Westmont College, and Biola University for nineteen days of travel and study in China:
China transformed itself economically over the past four decades and now has the potential to reshape the world in the 21st century. This seminar offers a vivid, personal introduction to China's recent history, its present economic promise, and the many challenges posed by its unprecedented growth.
The trip will span the continent, visiting cities, and regions with historic and contemporary economic significance including Beijing,Xi'an , Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. In addition to businesses, factories, farms, special economic zones and universities, students will also visit historical and cultural sites including:
A typical day combines two or three of the following: a faculty briefing, a visits to a historic site, a lecture by a Chinese academic or official, a factory tour and discussion with business leaders, and free time for individual exploration of the cities.
This seminar is open to all Gordon students. There are no course pre-requisites. Chinese language speakers will be with the group at all official functions and visits. Meetings will be translated as necessary. Participants are not required to have any level of Chinese language fluency.
This is a 4-credit general elective course offered by Gordon's Department of Economics and Business and Department of History. Students may elect is as either ECB291 or HIS291. It has three parts:
Registration for international seminars is handled by the GEO. After accepted students have paid their deposit to the GEO, then the GEO will register students for either ECB291/HIS291 Economic Development of Modern China.
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING CORE CREDIT
Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the China Seminar must:
Please respond to emails from the GEO about registration for COR210 and 211. Both COR210 and 211 are one-day Saturday classes.
Contact GEO for further details.
Total program cost including non-refundable application fees is approximately $5,290. This covers: tuition, visa and roundtrip airfare, lodging (3- or 4-star hotels), meals, in-country transportation, and entrance fees.
A $30 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application. A $450 non-refundable program deposit (which counts against tuition) will be due in January 2015. The remainder will be billed to student accounts—full details available from Student Financial Services.
Students are required to obtain passports in advance of the trip to allow GEO to obtain a visa for China entry. Students must also secure any needed immunizations.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2014
By December 15, Gordon applicants must:
After acceptance, the student must do the following:
Non-Gordon students interested in applying to ECB291, please follow link at left.
For further information, please contact: