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*WCU Summer in China: Business, Economics, & Culture Study in China
Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Xi'an, China (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/30/2019 07/21/2019
NOTE: Please note that Program Dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Directors 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.
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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
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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 in this program. Students have the option of taking the Chinese language and Culture course (CHI199) as the third course for free. 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)
Game Theory (ECO346)
Chinese Language and Culture (CHI199)

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.

LOCATION
Beijing, Xi'an, 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)
International Finance (FIN372)
Game Theory (ECO346)
Chinese Language and Culture (CHI199)

Additional courses may be added to this list as they are confirmed by SWUFE.
 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS

Trips in Beijing, the Capital City in China, include visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Trips in Xi’an include visiting the Terra Cotta Army, the City Wall of Xi’an (best preserved city wall in China), and Huaqing Palace. Trips in Chengdu include a visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Base, excursion to a close-by mountain Qingcheng Mountain and other attractions. Company visits include various forms of businesses, e.g. large multinational companies in local area, 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 $1,510 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 $1,280 directly to the vendors. This includes the round-trip airline tickets to China (estimated around $1,140), and visa application fee (estimated around $150). Other miscellaneous expenses not included in the program cost include laundry cost, souvenirs, gifts, meals of your own choice, 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 Ms. Kristy Slusser in the office of Financial Aid (kslusser@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

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