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Chinese Language and Culture Study Abroad - China
Beijing, China; Shanghai, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Maymester/Early Summ
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Housing Options: Dormitories, Shared - On Site
Minimum GPA: 2.0 (Undergrad) Service Learning: Yes
Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate Education Abroad Programs by College: College of Humanities and Social Science
Departments: Foreign Language Department Payable Account Code: 8051
Program Description:
Chinese Language and Culture Study Abroad


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Program Description
This program offers multi-level classes; no background in the language required. Students will earn 9 credit hours from the
lower-division and/or upper-division courses in Chinese language and culture, required for the Chinese minor, Asian Studies
minor/major, International Affairs major (Applied Languages Concentration), International Business major, and all other
majors/minors if applicable.

This five-week intensive Chinese language and culture immersion in Shanghai and Beijing is designed to move students quickly into a
higher level of proficiency in Chinese. Excursions to cultural and historical centers, partner activities outside of class, and cultural
activities are organized to further advance the acquisition of spoken Chinese. This program also consists of a service learning
component. Students will have the opportunity to practice their teaching skills by providing tutoring in English language and
American culture to local college students and receive a scholarship for their service.?



Program Dates (these dates are subject to slight change)

May 17-June 20, 2016

Two MANDATORY pre-departure orientations will be held: March 11 and May 6


Itinerary for summer 2016


 
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Program Cost (subject to change)

$3890.00 Cost includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to China, lodging, ground transportation, excursions and tours, admission fees, emergency health insurance, visa fee, and some meals.  The above price does not include vaccinations (if applicable), cost of passport application, cost of ground transport to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, tips, incidental expenses or souvenirs.

***Tuition is not included in the program cost. Tuition is paid separately.***

*** All KSU students if eligible, will receive the Global Learning Scholarship***



A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee.
Payments are broken down into two installments:
1st installment of $1,795.00 is due March 1, 2016
2nd installment of $1,795.00 is due March 15, 2016


Housing

Students will have accommodations at The Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) Guesthouse and the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE in Beijing) Guesthouse, in which the double rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, desks, and a private bath. Rooms have internet access.



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Safety & Security

During pre-departure orientations, students will receive information on health considerations, travel safety, money matters abroad, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural immersion and sensibility, student responsibilities and course requirements.

Shanghai and Beijing are modern cities with fully equipped hospitals in the case of emergencies. There are also clinics on the campuses of the host universities, Shanghai International Studies University and Central University of Finance and Economics, which are available to the students in the study abroad program.

The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on China, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/travel/

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

 

Safety and Medical Handout

Courses

Students will earn 9 credit hours:  Students must choose TWO 3 credit hour courses and take CHNS 3390. 

Select ONE course from the following:

CHNS 1001 - Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I, 3 Credit Hours 
Introduction to Chinese language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture.
Notes: Not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHNS 1002 - Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture II, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: One year of high school Chinese or CHNS 1001 or the equivalent. 
Introduction to Chinese language and culture, Part II, stressing continued progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture.
Notes: Not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHNS 2001 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: Two years of high school Chinese or CHNS 1002 or the equivalent. 
Students continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways.
Notes: Not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHNS 2002 - Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: Three years of high school Chinese or CHNS 2001 or the equivalent. 
Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities.
Notes: Not open to native speakers of Chinese.

CHNS 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent.
CHNS 3200 is a study of selected readings of signs, news, and literary and cultural works to increase vocabulary, enhance grammar skills, and develop reading skills. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading Chinese.

CHNS 3303 - Grammar and Composition, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent. 
CHNS 3303 is a general review of grammar and composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.

CHNS 3304 - Readings in Culture I, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002. 
This course introduces students to selected readings in Chinese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Chinese context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.

CHNS 4490 – Advanced Chinese, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 3303 or permission of the instructor.
This course covers special topics relevant to the study of Chinese-speaking societies.


Select ONE course from the following:

Students who have completed CHNS 2002 AND CHNS 3302 may choose another course. All other students must register for CHNS 3302 Chinese Conversation.

CHNS 3200 - Critical Reading and Applied Writing, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent. 
CHNS 3200 is a study of selected readings of signs, news, and literary and cultural works to increase vocabulary, enhance grammar skills, and develop reading skills. Designed to give students extensive experience in reading Chinese.

CHNS 3302 - Practical Conversation, 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: None.
CHNS 3302 stresses expansion of effective listening comprehension and speaking skills through culturally and linguistically appropriate activities.

CHNS 3303 - Grammar and Composition, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002 or the equivalent. 
CHNS 3303 is a general review of grammar and composition and other writing activities, such as summaries, correspondence, descriptions, narration, literary analysis, and other rhetorical and culturally appropriate forms.

CHNS 3304 - Readings in Culture I, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002. 
This course introduces students to selected readings in Chinese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn about cultural issues within the Chinese context and develop their competence in critical analysis of the issues from a global perspective. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.

CHNS 3305 - Readings in Culture II, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 2002.
This course continues to introduce students to selected readings in Chinese culture, through which they expand their vocabulary and learn new grammar. Students also learn more about cultural issues within the Chinese context and develop their competence in critical analysis from a global perspective. Readings are in Chinese and discussions are in Chinese and English.

CHNS 4490 – Advanced Chinese, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: CHNS 3303 or permission of the instructor. 
This course covers special topics relevant to the study of Chinese-speaking societies.


All Students MUST choose the following course:

CHNS 3390 – Chinese Language and Culture, 3 Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: None 
This course fulfills the study abroad elective for the minor in Chinese Studies. The content of the course may vary depending on available course offerings in the foreign institution. The chair of the Department of Foreign Languages must preapprove the use of this course as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the minor in Chinese Studies and/or for the degree in Modern Language & Culture.


Syllabus- Culture

***NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. ***

The beauty of this language study abroad program is that we use textbooks and teaching approaches different from those on campus. KSU equivalent courses are tailor-made for enrolled students based on the following local courses:   


Syllabus-Comprehensive I.pdf
Syllabus-Comprehensive II.pdf
Syllabus-Comprehensive III.pdf
Syllabus-Conversation I.pdf
Syllabus-Conversation II.pdf
Syllabus-Conversation III.pdf
Syllabus-Listening I.pdf
Syllabus-Listening III.pdf
Syllabus-Listening III-01.pdf


Application Deadline

February 1, 2016

A $300.00 application fee is due at the time of application. Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this deposit!


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Faculty Contact

Dr. Louis Meng
Tel: 770-499-3368
E-mail:lmeng@kennesaw.edu


Faculty Background

Dr. Louis Meng is Associate Professor of Chinese of KSU. Dr. Meng taught Chinese language, literature, culture, and civilization for many years in Beijing and in North America, and during the past several years he directed Chinese language and culture study abroad programs to China.



EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES APPLICATION DEPOSIT

All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University

*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program

*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program.

Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


PROGRAM FEES
Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee, which is separate from tuition, is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable, except in the case of students who have legitimate, documented medical, (emergency) family or military reasons for withdrawing from a program after paying the program fee.  In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


TUITION PAYMENTS
Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester/Early Summ 2016 02/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2016 06/20/2016

** 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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