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*WCU Summer in China: Business, Economics, & Culture Study in China
Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Xi'an, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options:
Campus Dormitory
Area of Study: Business, Cultural Studies Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad
Available to Non-WCU Students:
No Faculty/Staff Director: Amy Li, Dazhi Zheng
College: Business & Public Management
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program will be led by WCU faculty, Dr. Amy (Huimin) Li and Dr. Dazhi Zheng. Students will attend the international summer school run by our partner university: Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE).  All students will register for either 3 or 6 credit hours of WCU coursework while participating on this program.  The list of classes that students may choose from is listed below:
 
Economy and Financial Markets in China (FIN300)
Behavioral Finance (FIN310)
International Finance (FIN372)
Managerial Accounting (ACC202)
Additional courses may be added to this list as they are confirmed by SWUFE.
 
The courses will be taught at SWUFE and will incorporate lectures, business visits, and tourist places sightseeing in Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu. A combination of coursework and experiential learning in China will enable students from WCU to gain a firsthand understanding of Chinese economy, business practices and culture and thereby become more competitive and attractive job candidates in today’s global labor market.
 
In addition, all students will earn an additional 3 credit hours of transfer credit for Chinese Culture and Modern China (ECH199).

LOCATION
Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu in China
 
ACCOMMODATION
University hotel in Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)
 
LANGUAGE
All instruction on this program will be conducted in English.  No prior knowledge of Chinese is required.
 
COURSE INFORMATION
All students will register for either 3 or 6 credit hours of WCU coursework while participating on this program.  The list of classes that students may choose from is listed below:

Economy and Financial Markets in China (FIN300)
Behavioral Finance (FIN310)
International Finance (FIN372)
Managerial Accounting (ACC202)
 
In addition, all students will earn an additional 3 credit hours of transfer credit for Chinese Culture and Modern China (ECH199)

EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
Trips in Beijing include visiting the famous Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Trips in Xi’an include visiting the world-class wonder Terracotta Warriors and Horses, City Wall (one of the oldest, largest and best preserved city walls in China) and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Trips in Chengdu include a visit to the hometown of giant pandas and a close look/feel of the symbol of China and other attractions. Company visits include various forms of businesses, e.g. large multinational companies such as IBM, local Chinese businesses and financial institutions.
 
PROGRAM COSTS
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the courses that students will complete on this program (3-6 credit hours, depending on course selection), all participants will pay a Program Fee of $1,600 directly to WCU, which includes the additional 3 credit hour transfer-credit elective culture course (no additional WCU tuition cost), housing, meals while studying at SWUFE, local transportation, and tour tickets while in Beijing, Xi'an, and Chengdu.  All participants will also be billed a $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon submitting their applications for this program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance after acceptance into the program.

In addition, students will pay approximately $1,500 directly to the vendors. This includes round-trip flight tickets to China (estimated around $1,000), high-speed train and airline tickets between Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu (estimated around $250), visa application fee, etc. Students will also pay meals out-of-pocket during excursion trips (each meal averaging $5, breakfast usually included). Other miscellaneous expenses include laundry cost, souvenirs, gifts, etc.

FINANCIAL AID
Students earning a minimum of 6 credit hours on this program may be eligible to apply for Summer Financial Aid through the WCU Office of Financial Aid. To determine summer aid eligibility, contact Mr. Dana Parker in the office of Financial Aid (dparker@wcupa.edu). 

All participants may apply for scholarships/grants offered through the CBPA Dean’s office and are encouraged to apply for the scholarships/awards listed on the Center for International Programs website as well.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Amy Li: HLi@wcupa.edu
Dr. Dazhi Zheng: dzheng@wcupa.edu

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.