China: Healthcare Study Abroad Program (7th annual)

China: Healthcare Study Abroad Program (7th annual)

China: Healthcare Study Abroad Program (7th annual)
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Dates
2 May 2014 to 18 May 2014

Cost
$3,700 Airfare Included

Location(s)
Jiamusi, China

Program Overview

The Healthcare and Culture in China Study Abroad Program is a student favorite at WSU year after year. The program teaches students a unique mix of Chinese culture and traditional eastern medicine through tours and hands-on clinical experience. While on the Healthcare and Culture in China program, you’ll experience the historic Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. To earn full credit, you will need to attend four 2-hour workshop sessions before the trip, keep a daily journal of your experiences, participate in a post-trip discussion group, and compose an experiential paper based on pertinent experiences on the program.

Check out the 2009 trip blog or the 2008 blog or 2007 trip pictures

Destination(s) of Program: Healthcare & Culture in China
Dates of Program: May 2 to May 18, 2014

Academics

This interdisciplinary course in China Culture and Health Care, with clinical experiences in China will provide an exploration of health care that includes Eastern traditions and methods of health management and treatment used in China, specifically, Traditional Chinese Medicine practices (TCM). This exploration will include cultural, political and educational perspectives in addition  to health care issues.

Faculty

Dr. Yas Simonian, Dean of the Dumke College of Health Professions, Dr. Robert Walker, Chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences, Stephanie Bossenberger, Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene, and Kathy Culliton, from the School of Nursing and Dr. Susan Thornock, Chair of the School of Nursing  will be the instructors for this study abroad program. Each of the faculty have traveled to China extensively and are experts in their fields.

Itinerary

Beijing: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Chinese acrobatic show

Xian: Terra Cotta Warriors, underground palace college and hospital visits

Jiamusi: Visits with a college of health professions, hospital and clinic visits, and Chinese medicine & Acupuncture clinics.

Shanghai: Water Village, Yu Garden, knock off market

AND MORE……..

Credit 

For fully participating in this Study Abroad Program, you will receive up to 4 credit hours in the following:

  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Health Administrative Services
  • Health Sciences

ANYONE CAN GO……………………………

Program Cost

This program’s cost of $3,700.00 which includes:

  • International Airfare
  • Room and Board
  • Excursions
  • All domestic transportation
  • A Visa for Entering china
  • Faculty and WSU Credit

This cost does not include your passport, incidentals including excess baggage cost, and any unscheduled travel. If the cost of this program changes, you will be notified by Continuing Education and/or your program director.

Passports

Your passport must have at least six months remaing on it and have a minimum of four(4) blank pages. If you do not currently have a passport or have questions regarding your passport please contact Dr. Walker at 801-626-7156 ASAP.  Additionally, you will need two passport quality photos for the Visa application.

Payment Schedule

  • $240 non-refundable deposit due February 3, 2014
  • Remaining balance due no later than February 21, 2014

Registration

All participants must be at least 18 years of age. You will apply by submitting an application to Dr. Robert Walker his office is in the Marriott Health Building, room 363 or Fax it to 801-626-7966. The application is attached and will include a short essay explaining your interest in the study abroad program. People in reasonably good health should have little concern. To register and make payments, call (801) 626-6600 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm., or pay in person in the Hurst Center room 102B.

Program Cancellation & Refunds

If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded in full. Any refunds for withdrawal from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves, all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with Study Abroad and the program director.

Note: Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of the participant to keep abreast of any changes.

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact your faculty member. You may also contact the Study Abroad at studyabroad@weber.edu or Continuing Education at (801) 626-6600.

Robert Walker PhD, Chair and Professor, Weber State University, Department of Radiologic Sciences, (801) 626-7156

All students must fill out this form in its entirety