Open to: All majors
SHANGHAI, CHINA: With more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and the world’s second largest economy, China demands attention. This dynamic country boasts an ancient civilization spanning millennia, yet leads the world in cutting-edge developments. China’s most populous city, Shanghai, radiates ineffable elegance, cosmopolitan sophistication, and obsession with the new.
This program will operate during the spring and summer terms in Shanghai, China. You may enroll for just the spring term (6 weeks), or the spring term with an internship component. During the spring term you will register for two or three courses in area studies and/or general education. Courses will be taught by GVSU faculty as well as faculty from East China Normal University in Shanghai.
A core component of this program is the “on-site teaching and learning” through field trips, which include a trip to Beijing, the capital of China, where we will have a class on the Great Wall and in the Forbidden City, and to Tai Mountain as well as Confucius’ home town, Qufu.
April 29 - June 10, 2015 (6 weeks)
Program participants will live on the campus of East China Normal University.
This program is open to all majors. Prerequisite CHI 202 (for CHI 285) and CHI 302 (for CHI 385). Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to NonGVSU Students.
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2015 Program): February 1, 2015
Non-GVSU Students: Visit http://gvsu.edu/studyabroad/non-gvsu-student-information-669.htm for detailed information on how to apply.
Students will register for a total of six (6) credits:
CHS 301: Comparing Civilizations, China and Western (3 credits) AND
PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (3 credits)* OR
CHI 285: Supplementary Intermediate Chinese OR
CHI 385: Supplementary Advanced Chinese
*Course fulfills General Education World Perspectives requirement.
Program Fee: $4,600
Total Projected Cost (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $8,094
Cost Comparison for GVSU Cost of Attendance for Spring/Summer 2015, based on 1/2 Time Enrollment (In-State Undergraduate): $5,972
To contact the Financial Aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT: up to $1,500. All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.
MAK B-3 208
MAK B-3 210
• Participants will increase and enhance independence and self-reliance through learning to successfully navigate a new environment outside of their usual comfort zone.
• Participants will explore the challenges, successes and on-going dialogues in China and its role in the East from a variety of perspectives by taking special field trips and excursions to major cities and local places.
• Participants will gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences between the Chinese culture and history and that of the US.
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.