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China: Tradition and Change - Spring 3-week, 2016

The Faculty

Xinlu Yu, Professor of Communication
Gail Ambuske, Professor of Communication and Management

The Course

INTD 39310: China: Tradition and Change - Background (1 credit hour/spring 12-week session)

INTD 39300 or EW:China: Tradition and Change (3 credit hours/spring 3-week session

The Program

No longer the "Sleeping Dragon," China is emerging from centuries of isolation.  Even with 5000 years of history, a revolution sending reverberations throughout the world, an economy continuing to expand at over 8% a year, and the site of the 2008 Olympic games, China remains for most Americans "a giant enigma."

Join Hiram College in an unforgettable journey as we explore the triumph and turmoil that has characterized China's entry into the modern world.

The Travel

The group will travel to Beijing, Xi'an (the ancient capital of China), Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Xitang (a charming water town).  In addition to visits to a variety of fascinating sites, students will also have the opportunity for home stays, visits to multinational corporations, and Chinese schools.

Travel Dates:

April 20 - May 9, 2016

Estimated Program Costs

$3,900 (includes all travel expenses, accommodations, and meals).  Personal expenses, passport fees, and independent travel are not included.

A $75 non-refundable fee is due upon receipt of completed application.  This fee is used to pay for processing costs, and International Student Identity Card, passport holder, and luggage tags.

Application Deadline

October 23, 2015

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