Applications due by December 20, 2012!
Program Dates: 24 May–11 June, 2013
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 three 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, Chongqing, 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 will include some combination of the following: faculty briefings, visits to historic sites, lectures by Chinese academics and officials, factory tours and discussions 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.
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING CORE CREDIT
Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the China Seminar must:
Pre-Departure: COR210 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 1 is a one-day Saturday seminar class. For students going studying internationally questions regarding the interpretation of cultural difference, ethnocentrism, and culture’s shaping of behaviour and values are not “academic” questions. They will soon be lived reality. This course equips students to reflect purposefully upon the theory and praxis of what it means to be citizen-sojourners.
Re-Entry: COR211 New Perspectives in Global Understanding 2 is a one-day Saturday seminar class when seminar students return to campus in September. Nobody knows better than a returning student how inadequate the question “How was your international experience” is. This course equips students to ask the deeper questions of their global experience and reintegration, and take up the challenge of being a citizen-sojourner.
Contact GEO for further details.
Total program cost including non-refundable application fees is approximately $4,850. This covers: tuition, visa and roundtrip airfare, lodging (4-star hotels), meals, in-country transportation, 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 2013. 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.
Gordon applicants must:
Registration for international seminars is handled by the GEO. After accepted students have paid their deposit to the GEO, then the GEO will send a list of the seminar participants to the Registrar’s office to register them for either ECB291/HIS291 Economic Development of Modern China.
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