China

The New China: Trade, Power, and Culture

2019 registration opens soon! (Date and time will be announced here and by email)

Mondays – Fridays from 9:30AM to 4:30PM

VERY IMPORTANT :  READ NEW GUIDELINES TO SECURE YOUR SPOT and the Honors Study Abroad Programs policies at the bottom of the page!

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This interdisciplinary course covers from China’s ancient history, culture, geography, customs, and traditions, to its modern development as a global economic power and leader. The course is organized around the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s ambitious development strategy and connects China with the countries along the ancient Silk Road. During the Spring semester, students will prepare for their trip by learning about China, including some basic Mandarin, business etiquette, and an introduction to Chinese history and culture (including cuisine, martial arts, media). During the summer, students will visit major economic centers to learn more about China and its connections to the world.

WHO ARE YOU GOING WITH?
Mr. Fang Shu is an Instructor at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, where he teaches Intro to Hospitality and Tourism Management and Accounting for the Hospitality Industry. As a previous China Programs Manager at the Chaplin School, he assisted in curriculum and program development, oversaw all initiatives that took place in China with insight on cultural knowledge, and managed the university’s relations with other academic entities within the China region.

Fang serves as the Vice Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Asia Committee, and serves on the Steering Committee of the City of North Miami’s Chinatown Initiatives. In addition, he was selected in the second cohort of FIU Presidential Leadership Program and the first cohort of FIU Provost’s Hybrid Pilot Program.

A native of China, he is fluent in both Mandarin and English. Most importantly, he possesses native appreciation of Asian culture, and has a comprehensive global awareness and understanding of international higher education processes and practices.

Fang enjoys working with students. His classes are always very interactive and fun.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You will learn China’s ancient history, culture, geography, customs, traditions, major cuisines, art, martial arts, modern science and technology advances, Belt and Road Initiative, and its pursue of global leadership. You will also get the opportunity to learn some basic Mandarin, business etiquette, and when you travel in China you will deeply experience the authentic Chinese humanity and culture.

WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED?

All majors, especially Asian Studies, Geography, International Relations, Economics, International Business

WHERE WILL YOU GO?
Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Xi’an

WHEN WILL YOU GO?
Summer A:  May 2, 2019 to May 31, 2019

HOW DOES IT WORK?
IDH 4007: Spring course component (3 credits.) Class date & time: TBD
IDH 4008: Summer A: “in-country” (3 credits.)
These 6 credits fulfill one year of Honors College requirements.

WHERE WILL YOU STAY?
Students participating in the Honors College China Program will be housed at mid-upscale hotels in China.

WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY?
3 out of 5 stars

WHAT DOES IT COST?
TBA

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
– Housing for the duration of the trip
– Local transportation
– English speaking tour guide
– Admission to museums, temples, educational tours, etc.
– Some meals
– Mandatory international health insurance

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
– Airfare (approximately $750 – $1,300)
– $350 Honors College administrative fee
– $175 Office of Study Abroad administrative fee
– FIU tuition fees
– Passport and other documents if needed
– Vaccinations if needed
– Some meals
– Personal expenses

How do we secure our spot and keep it? It works on a first-come, first-served basis! NEW GUIDELINES!!!

Follow these instructions:

  1. Get approval to do the program from one of our Honors Academic Advisors. For STEM students, your advisors are Brenda Luna (brenluna@fiu.edu) or Patric Hambleton (phamblet@fiu.edu.) Non-STEM students must see Grisel D’Elena (gdelena@fiu.edu.) Call 305-348-4100 and ask for an advising appointment. Indicate it is regarding Study Abroad. You must have an advisor’s clearance when you go see Luli to secure your spot!
  2. Bring to DM 233 a $350.00 money order or cashier’s check (ONLY) made out to FIU. These are the Honors College administrative fees. This payment will secure you a spot in your program of choice. It is non-refundable, and constitutes a serious commitment to the program
  3. You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a contract
  4. Apply online at abroad.fiu.edu
  5. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) charges a non-refundable $175 administrative fee. It will be added to your second payment
  6. In order to keep your good standing with the program, comply with the Honors Study Abroad Policies and deadlines at the bottom of this page.

Below is the schedule of payments to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $350 fee:

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:

 
1st Payment*
2nd Payment*
3rd Payment (**)
 
*Non-refundable*Non-refundable**Non-ref. if canceled after Feb 14, 2019
Program
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Deadline
Amount
Total
Costa Rica
Tue, May 1, 2018
$600
Wed, Aug 1, 2018
$400
Sun, Oct. 1, 2018*
$300
$1,300
Cambodia-Vietnam
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$700
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$500
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$500
$1,700
France
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$1,000
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$700
$2,700
Italy
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$1,000
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$1,000
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$700
$2,700
Japan
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$1000
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$800
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$700
$2,500
Spain
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$900
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$700
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$600
$2,200
United Kingdom
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$1,200
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$1,200
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$1,000
$3,400
South Africa
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
$2,000
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
$1,600
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
$1,000
$4,600
China
Sun, Oct 1, 2018
TBA
Sat, Dec 1, 2018
TBA
Thu, Feb 1, 2019**
TBA
TBA

*Non-refundable
**Non-refundable after February 14, 2019

After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you pay in person. The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.

NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.

Registration will remain open from Monday through Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.

For information about Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at edabroad@fiu.edu.

For other questions, please contact Luli Szeinblum at 305.348.4100 or luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.

HONORS COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD POLICIES:

Note: IDH 4007 is the pre-trip class on campus, and IDH 4008 is the actual class abroad.

Payments:

  • Students that do not comply with the payment due dates stated on my.fiu.edu, Financials section, will be charged by the university a late fee of $100.00.
  • Students that fail to complete payments within 2 weeks after the deadline will not be allowed to
    participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.

Documentation:

  • ALL Office of Study Abroad (OSA) required documentation must be uploaded to abroad.fiu.edu by December 15, 2018, 11:59pm, for summer 2019 programs and August 1, 2018, 11:59pm, for winter break session 2018 programs (Honors Costa Rica). Students who do not comply with the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
  • The documentation required by OSA is at abroad.fiu.edu. It includes: Medical Form, Course Registration Form, copy of valid passport, and four questionnaires: 1) personal information form, 2) emergency contact form, 3) special needs form, and 4) financial information form.
  • The Medical Form is valid for only one year as of the date it is signed by a physician licensed in the United States and cannot expire before the end of the trip.
  • Passport must remain valid for at least 6 months after the last day of the trip.
  • Students that do not have a valid passport by the deadline mentioned above must instead submit proof that the passport application/renewal process has been initiated, and must replace it with a copy of their actual passport no later than the end of IDH 4007. If they fail to comply by the deadline, they will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
ONLY FOR STUDENTS THAT SECURE THEIR SPOT AFTER DECEMBER 5, 2018 (AND JULY 20, 2018 FOR COSTA RICA):

The deadline to upload the required documentation will be extended until March 18, 2019, 11:59pm, and October 29, 2018, 11:59pm respectively (final DROP date). Students that fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.

  • Students must clear any existing holds by April 26, 2019 (and November 30, 2018, for Costa Rica.) Students that fail to comply by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.

Physicality:

  • Study Abroad programs can be physically demanding. Students must be physically able to participate in the programs.

Academics:

  • Students have to be in good Honors academic standing (see http://honors.fiu.edu/students/policies/) in order to secure a spot in an Honors study abroad program. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
  • A minimum grade of C in IDH 4007 is required to be enrolled in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded if the student cannot be enrolled.

Behavior:

  • Students who have been sanctioned under the FIU Student Code of Conduct (https://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-support/student-conduct-and-conflict-resolution/student-code-of-conduct%20/_assets/Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf), which results in loss of privileges and/or other sanctions that result in the student not being considered to be in good standing with the University (e.g., conduct probation,) are not eligible to participate in IDH 4008. Refunds will NOT be awarded.
  • Students studying abroad are expected to represent the Honors College and FIU honorably and maturely. The faculty director and/or staff are authorized to end the trip early for students whose behavior becomes disruptive (and/or whose behavior violates the Student Code of Conduct), and the student risks dismissal from the Honors College in accordance with the posted dismissal policy for misconduct.
  • By signing up to participate in a study abroad program, students are assuming all the above-mentioned responsibilities and are committing to comply with them without further notices.