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Destinations! China

China Today: Language, Culture, Internships
Summer: May 22-July 7, 2012

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point is offering a study abroad program focusing on Chinese language and culture.   Students of Chinese language can continue their language study while abroad at all levels.  In addition, internships and directed study projects in fields such as Business, Health Promotion/Human Development, and International Studies are available. 


Reasons to study in China with UWSP

UWSP’s summer program in China will give you first-hand experience of the world’s most populous country—and a global economic giant! In addition to introductory conversational language and culture classes, you will have opportunities to see Chinese society close-up. Depending on each student’s major, U.S. students will be paired with Chinese business students (who speaks English) to work in schools and business firms, undertake service-learning projects, or research in their academic field.

This program should make you a more competitive job candidate for any business or organization working with partners in China and the Pacific Rim – this is most business firms these days.


Costs

$6490-6990 (tentative). This includes airfare (Chicago-Beijing-Tianjin/Tianjin-Beijing-Chicago), lectures, accommodation, most meals, in-country transportation, guides, receptions, mandated UW-System health insurance, China visa, 6-7 Wisconsin resident undergraduate credits. Your Financial Aid applies!


Credits

There are two options:

Three credits in INTL 395 for students doing an internship.  Business and Health Promotion / Human Development students MAY receive credit in their majors with prior approval.  In addition, students doing internships receive three credits in Foreign Language 100 for their Chinese language and culture studies.  This makes a total of six credits.

Students who are not doing internships will either receive four credits in Chinese 101, if they have not previously studied Chinese, or four credits in Chinese as appropriate if they have already taken Chinese language and wish to continue their studies at an intensive level.  Again, these students do not do internships.  They will have a full six weeks of Chinese language and culture and will receive three credits in International Studies 381 as well as four credits in Chinese (at a level determined by their highest completed class and/or their placement test).  This makes a total of seven credits.

 


Application

Go to the Applications page or request an application form from the International Programs Office. Return the form to International Programs with a $250 (nonrefundable) deposit BEFORE February 15. Enrollment is limited! Late applications may be considered if there is room available; check with International Programs. An acceptance letter and a Payment Schedule will be sent to you. All deposits are returned if the program is full or if an applicant does not meet the program qualifications.


Withdrawal

Up to ten weeks before the start of the program, all fees except the initial $250 deposit will be refunded. After that time, tuition, airline, tour costs and housing cancellation charges are assessed.  If the program should be canceled, all fees would be refunded. Because exchange rates and airline prices fluctuate, International Programs reserves the right to cancel, surcharge, or to alter the program.


More Information

International Programs
Room 108 CCC Building, 2100 Main Street
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
tel: (715) 346-2717
fax: (715) 346-3591
intlprog@uwsp.edu


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