The New China: Trade, Power, and Culture
READ THE GUIDELINES TO SECURE YOUR SPOT and the 2020 Honors Study Abroad Programs policies at the bottom of the page!
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.
Make an educated decision! Check out the November 5, 2019 Study Abroad Honors Hour on the China program HERE!
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 on the Steering Committee of the City of North Miami’s Chinatown Initiatives. In addition, he served as the Vice Chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Asia Committee for one year, and 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, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an
WHEN WILL YOU GO?
Summer A: May 2, 2020 to May 24, 2020
HOW DOES IT WORK?
IDH 4007: Spring course component (3 credits.) Tuesdays, 1:00PM-2:15PM (Hybrid class)
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?
WHAT DOES IT COST?
$2,500 + airfare
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!
Follow these instructions:
Current Honors Students interested in securing a spot for a 2020 study abroad program:
- Get clearance from your Honors advisor. For STEM students, your advisors are Brenda Luna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patric Hambleton (email@example.com.) Non-STEM students must see Grisel d’Elena (firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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!
- Once you’ve been cleared, email Luli (email@example.com) to schedule a registration appointment, specifying your PID and program of choice
- On the date of your appointment, 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
- The registration process includes a group contract-signing session and online application. Calculate around 2 hours for the whole process
- You will be officially registered once you complete all 3 steps (registration & payment, online application, and contract-signing)
Newly Admitted Students interested in securing a spot for a 2020 study abroad program:
- Email Luli (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a registration appointment, including your Panther ID number and program of choice
- Follow the instructions on the third bullet above
- Make sure together with the $350 you bring to the session a copy of the unofficial transcripts from the institution you are coming from and a copy of the Honors letter/email of acceptance
- You can register for study abroad only once you get your first FIU GPA, assuming there are still spots available. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the 2021 registration opens in April
- 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
- The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) charges a non-refundable $195 administrative fee. It will be posted along with your second payment and they can be paid together
Below is the schedule of payments to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $350 fee:
Schedule of Payments:
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**Non-refundable after February 14, 2020
After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your 3 payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor.) In order to make sure the payment goes toward the program and NOT to cover other balances you may have, we strongly recommend you pay in person. Make sure to tell the cashier you are paying your Honors Study Abroad program, and which one it is (E.g. Honors Japan program, Honors UK program, etc.) The charges will be posted to your my.fiu.edu account approximately 21 days prior to the deadline or earlier.
NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.