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*WCU Summer in China: Business, Economics, & Culture Study in China
Chengdu, China; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Shenzhen, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/30/2018 07/21/2018
NOTE: Please note that dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Directors listed below for the most updated information.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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 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)
Corporate Finance (FIN325)
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 Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 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.

LOCATION
Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Chengdu in China
 
ACCOMMODATION

All participants will stay in a university hotel at SWUFE for the majority of the program and will stay in program-arranged hotels for overnight excursions.
 
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 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)
Corporate Finance (FIN325)
International Finance (FIN372)
Managerial Accounting (ACC202)

 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS

Trips in Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, include visiting the famous Victoria Peak and Victoria Harbour, Tian Tan Buddha, and the traditional Lan Kwai Fong. Trips in Shenzhen include visiting the Chinese Folk Culture Village, Window of World, and the Shenzhen Bay Park. 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 (6 credit hours), all participants will pay a Program Fee of $1,600 directly to WCU, which includes the housing accommodations at SWUFE, local transportation, tour tickets while in Chengdu (students will need to pay for their meals while in Chengdu), the Hong Kong/Shenzhen excursion, and program administrative fees.  All participants will also be billed a $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon applying 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 $2,050 directly to the vendors. This includes the round-trip airline tickets to China (estimated around $1,100), high-speed train and/or airline tickets between Hong Kong/Shenzhen and Chengdu (estimated around $250), visa application fee (estimated around $200), and Hong Kong/Shenzhen meals. 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