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China Studies Institute


VISION

Originally established by American University, the China Studies Institute (formerly the Beijing Program in Asian Studies) offers students firsthand knowledge of the emerging economic and political powerhouse. China's ascendancy necessitates dialogue and understanding not just at the governmental level but also at the grassroots level. It is the mission of the China Studies Institute to promote such understanding in a manner that accounts for China's unique cultural and political realities.

The China Studies Institute has a wide range of courses to suit various needs of students and all courses, except the advanced Chinese classes, are taught in English. It also has a long established travel program and internship practice, among others.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The China Studies Institute has a wide range of courses to suit various needs of students and all courses, except the advanced Chinese classes, are taught in English. It also has a long established travel program and internship practice, among others. Students interested in CSI should:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Have a minimum 3.2 GPA

 

CREDIT

The Institute's host institution, Peking University, is the most prestigious academic institution in China. The Institute is affiliated directly with its School of International Studies and the History Department where you will interact with China's best students. All courses, except the advanced Chinese classes, are taught in English.

An immersion track in the Chinese language is available. Courses are also offered in:

  • Political Science
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Arts & Literature

Internships (both full-time and part-time) and Independent Studies (in research topics from contemporary political, economic, and diplomatic issues to historical inquiries.) can also be arranged.

Global Understanding core credit can be fulfilled by this semester program when students participate in COR210 pre-departure and COR211 upon re-entry. Lab fees apply. 

 

COST

Students are charged the basic term expenses minus Board. Regular Gordon semester costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Housing and meals
  • A mid-semester study trip to major Chinese cities and venues
  • Allowance toward round-trip airfare
  • Program-related ground transportation.
     

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES

Students wishing to study abroad must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with the Global Education Office.

FALL SEMESTER: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by March 15.You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. CSI's fall semester deadline is: June 1.

SPRING SEMESTER: 
Online seat applications must be submitted and interviews completed by September 30. You will be notified within 5 days of the deadline regarding the decision on your seat application.

After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed directly with your program's application process. CSI's spring semester deadline is: November 1.

 

 

Online Approved Program Seat Application

This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibiity for an off-campus program. The College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.

Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your applications for a seat in an off-campus program. We encourage you to take your time and write considered responses to the personal statement questions.

1. Date of application:

2. Program:

3. Semester:

4. Approved International Programs fulfill Global Understanding when taken with COR210 before hand and COR211 afterwards. Do you wish to use this off-campus semester to fulfill Global Understanding Core?

Yes. I will register for COR210 New Perspectives in Crossing Cultures 1 (pre-departure) and COR211 New Perspectives 2 (re-entry).
No-BUT. Although I am fulfilling the Global Understanding Core in other ways, I DO want to attend the New Perspectives sessions.
No. I am fulfilling the Global Understanding Core through another course.
Not Applicable. My program is domestic.

5. Last Name:

6. First Name (Given Legal):

7. Middle Initial:

8. Gordon College ID #:

9. Gender:

Male
Female

10. Date of Birth:

11. Place of Birth:

12. Country of Citizenship:

13. Valid Passport:

Yes
No
Not necessary for my program

14. If yes, what is the expiration date on your passport?

15. Full Name exactly as it appears on passport:

16. Email Address:

17. Campus Mailing Address:

18. Campus Phone/Cell:

19. Parent/Guardian (Last, First, MI):

20. Parent/Guardian Phone:

21. Parent/Guardian Email

22. Parent/Guardian Address in full:

23. Emergency Contact if other than Parent/Guardian: (Provide Name, Address, Phone and Email in full)

24. Off Campus study can affect your eligibility for institutional, federal and state financial aid. Please check with your Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility status should you be accepted into an off-campus program.

I receive Financial Aid and will meet with my Financial Aid Officer to determine which forms of financial aid are transferable to this program.
I am not currently receiving any forms of financial aid.

25. Do you have any chronic physical conditions that require regular medical attention or that may be relevant for consideration in a program that requires physical activity such as walking, etc.?

Yes
No

26. Do you have allergies to foods, plants, etc.? Are there any prescription or non-prescription medications that you take regularly that you would anticipate needing while you are attending this program?

27. Do you have any learning disabilities you would like the program faculty to be aware of?

Yes
No

28. Current Class Level:

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

29. Expected Graduation Date:

30. Major Field of Study 1:

31. Major Field of Study 2:

32. Minor Field of Study:

33. Current GPA (Grade Point Average) as of most recently completed semester:

34. Name of Major Advisor:

35. Major Advisor’s Email:

36. Name of Faculty Reference:

37. Faculty Reference’s Email:

38. Name of Student Affairs Reference (someone in your campus Student Development or an RD - not an RA):

39. Student Affairs Reference's Email:

40. What is your motivation for participating in the program for which you are applying? How does the program meet your academic, personal and/or professional goals? (250 word minimum)

41. What in your past experience (international, educational or other) has prepared you for success in this program? What qualities or strengths do you possess that will contribute to your success in the program? (250 word minimum)

42. In the context of your own personal journey of faith, reflect upon your willingness to engage culturally diverse expressions of Christian experience. What is your experience with such engagement? (250 word minimum)

43. The program for which you are applying is structured with conditions of greater personal freedom than is normally the case in a Christian college environment. How are you likely to respond to this greater freedom? (250 word minimum)

44. PIKE and IA MAJORS only: Please identify the name and provide a brief description of this program fits the specific requirements of your major/contract. (Has your IA advisor approved the program, or is this specific program written into your Pike contract?)