The New China: Trade, Power, and Culture
VERY IMPORTANT : READ NEW GUIDELINES TO SECURE YOUR SPOT and the 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.
Check the October 18, 2018 Study Abroad Honors Hour on the China and United Kingdom programs, 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 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 25, 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?
Approximately $2,400 + 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! NEW GUIDELINES!!!
Follow these instructions:
- Get clearance to do the program from one of our Honors Academic Advisors. 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!
- 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
- You will get a receipt, instructions on how to apply online, and the Class Registration Form. You will also have to sign a contract
- Apply online at abroad.fiu.edu
- The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) charges a non-refundable $175 administrative fee. It will be added to your second payment
- 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:
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**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 email@example.com.