The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Center for Global Education announce a special “China Immersion Program,” to be offered May 15-June 4, 2006.
It will offer 10 first-, second- and third-year students an opportunity to study and travel to the People’s Republic of China with HWS professors Jinghao Zhou and Helen McCabe. The itinerary, still being developed, is likely to include visits to Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, and Beijing.
Except for a $500 fee, all student transportation between China and Geneva, room and board, and tuition expenses will be paid by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
Students selected for this program will receive 1 academic credit from the Colleges for successfully completing the academic work associated with the program, which will include taking a special seminar in Asian Studies (ASN 393) during the fall 2006 semester, for which they will write an extensive research paper on a topic dealing with contemporary China.
Students must be on campus in Fall 2006 and enroll in ASN 393 to be eligible; those selected will be required to remain at the Colleges after the completion of spring semester exams for orientation and academic classes related to China. The program is being timed to allow students to find summer work.
Selection will be based on an excellent academic record and an exemplary personal record at the Colleges, a serious academic interest in China and other parts of Asia, and a clear indication of how an academic trip to China will further your academic and personal goals.
If you would like to apply to the China Immersion Program, please click this link, http://academic.hws.edu/asianstud/summer_china_app.pdf for a PDF the application.
Completed applications and two letters of recommendation from faculty members are due to Judy Mahoney in Stern 321, by Monday, Dec. 5.