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Nankai Univerity, Tianjin
Tianjin city is home to Nankai University, one of the most prestigious research universities in China. Tianjin is an exciting city 30 minutes from Beijing. Tianjin is also the most active economic center in northern China.
Good academic standing
Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.
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Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.
Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.
Discover the diversity of Hong Kong’s fashion industry while experiencing the Chinese culture first hand.
Hong Kong is situated on the southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River facing the South China Sea. Covering an area of 425 square miles, the territory is made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. At the core is Victoria Harbour, which separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon and beyond that, the New Territories that runs up to the boundary with Mainland China. As well as making up the bulk of Hong Kong's land mass, the New Territories also incorporates 262 outlying islands, including Lantau where the airport is located.
Despite its dense urban environment, more than 70% of Hong Kong's total area is rural, including about 40% designated as protected country parks and nature reserves that are all easily accessible.
All included in the program cost:
* Round trip airfare UNITED West Coast Gateway / Hong Kong
* 6 nights hotel, 4 star, Kowloon, city center
* Round trip airport / hotel transportation
* Half day orientation tour of Hong Kong
* Fully escorted – Sandy Dawson, OSU Instructor
* Entrance into Hong Kong Fashion Week Trade Show
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Contact DHE program coordinators for more details.
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) serves as an ideal base to help U.S. students begin to see China not simply as a homogeneous whole, but as a multi-faceted and multi-cultural country with a broad range of cultural traditions and perspectives. Campus provides a rich, student-focused environment, where you’ll find many opportunities to make friends from across China and to become integrated with campus life.
Throughout the centuries, Beijing has been the political and cultural center of China. Today, Beijing is the power center of China's efforts to become a modern regional and global economic force. The city is a dynamic home to both Chinese and multi-national corporations and a gateway from China to the world. At the same time, Beijing's ancient temples and imperial palaces provide an immediate connection to the incredible history of this country and her people.
Minimum 2.75 GPA; one term of college-level Chinese OR one course on Modern Asia
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City University of Hong Kong, located at the heart of the City Centre, provides you with the highest academic standards, best convenience and state-of-the art facilities to enjoy your academic exchange with Chinese orientation, and the comfort of western cities. City University is a young and dynamic school established in 1984. It has the largest business school in Hong Kong and is pivotal in helping Hong Kong maintain its competitive position in the business world. The business programs are highly flexible, career-oriented, technology-based and fully accredited.
Hong Kong is quickly becoming one of the most important cosmopolitan centers in the Asia-Pacific region. This fast-paced city is often described as one of the most exciting cities in the world. With 6.8 million people, the area's moderate climate, cultural opportunities, rich history, and diversity attract visitors from all corners of the world.
City University is a young and dynamic school established in 1984. It has the largest business school in Hong Kong and is pivotal in helping Hong Kong maintain its competitive position in the business world. The business programs are highly flexible, career-oriented, technology-based and fully accredited.
For details on requirements, application processes, and deadlines, please visit the College of Business exchange programs page.
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Contact the exchange program coordinators for more details.
East China Normal University
Known for its economic prowess and long history of foreign influence, China's largest city, Shanghai, is the perfect locale from which to observe the interplay of various forces moving China from a planned to a market economy.
2.75 GPA; no previous Chinese required; 1 Chinese area studies course recommended; 3 or more semesters of college-level microeconomics or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, or marketing; Students who are citizens of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau are welcome and should contact the CIEE Study Abroad Advisor about special entry requirements
Requirements vary br program, check CIEE webiste for specific program information.
Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was and still remains one of China’s most prestigious universities. Its long traditions of scholarly excellence and political activism have produced figures that have played instrumental roles in China’s post-Imperial history. The university focuses on advanced research in the natural and social sciences and its campus, which was previously an imperial garden during the Qing Dynasty, is home to the university’s 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The PKU campus has modern classrooms, recreational facilities and numerous cafeterias, as well as convenient access to Beijing’s mass transit system, all within short walking distance of each other.
As the capital of the world’s most populous nation, Beijing is at the center of much that happens in China. It is a city of over 22 million people adapting as China emerges as a global player. Beijing reflects China’s long and evolving history and home to some of the nation’s most well-known and culturally important sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. In addition to being the political and cultural center of China, Beijing is known as the birthplace of Chinese cinema and modern art. Beijing also has China’s largest concentration of top research institutions.
No Chinese necessary to 135 hours of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent. (Check specific program for reguirements)
1 semester of college-level Chinese studies is recommended but not required
May not be citizens of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan ROC, Hong Kong SAR, or Macau, even if permanent U.S. residents. Students of Chinese ancestry who hold U.S. and other foreign passports are welcome.
Visit the CIEE website. Five program options are available to choose from: Advanced Chinese Studies; Chinese Language & Society; Environmental, Cultural & Economic Sustainability; Intensive Chinese Language; and Summer Intensive Chinese Language.
Varies - contact SIT for details.
Based between Siberia and China, in Mongolia's capital city of Ulaanbaatar, this program immerses students in Mongolian culture and challenges romantic notions of nomadic life. Students examine and debate the complexities with which 21st century Mongolia is grappling.
Good academic standing, 2.5 cumulative GPA, at least one year college-level courses completed.