28 Apr 2014
$3,688.00 / Includes Airfare
Beijing, and Xi’an are two of the most famous and historical cities in all of China. Both of these destinations have wonderful cultural sights and sounds to experience from ancient locales such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Terracotta Warriors to more the more modern bustling cities. By participating in WSU’s Chinese Language Study Abroad Program to China, you’ll experience all of this, plus you’ll have the opportunity to study Chinese by immersion at a Chinese College!
Registration for this program is opening soon. If you want to join WSU for this amazing opportunity, sign up as soon as possible – spots will go fast!
|Destination(s) of Program:||Beijing, Xi’an, Harbin, Jiamusi, and Tianjin|
|Dates of Program:||April 28 – May 20, 2014|
|Program Directors:||Melissa Pittman|
For participating in this Anthropology Study Abroad, you will receive up to 6 credit hours from the following choices:
- Chinese 1700 – Conversation and Chinese 1015 – Study Abroad Culture
- Chinese HU 2851 – Study Abroad and Chinese HU 2852 – Language
- Chinese 3550 – Culture Studies and Chinese 3850 – Study Abroad
For more academic information, please see the syllabus page.
|Melissa Pittman||Melissa Pittman is a native Chinese who has been educated on three continents: Asia, America, and Europe. She holds a Masters of Arts from the University of Leeds in England and has taught Chinese for over 20 years. Currently in the Doctoral’s program at University of Utah in the Education Culture and Society department. Melissa teaches a variety of courses at WSU including first, second, and third-year Chinese language, culture, calligraphy and art. She’s traveled to Taiwan and China extensively to study and research in addition to being involved in various study abroad programs there.|
April 28- Depart SLC to Beijing
April 29-Arrive in Beijing-take flight to Harbin
April 30- Overnight in Harbin
May 1-Train to Jiamusie
May14-Jiamusie back to Harbin-flight from Harbin to Beijing-excursion of Beijing
May 15-Great Wall Tour
May16-Forbidden City Tour-Summer Palace Tour
May17-Flight to Xi’an-visit Terracotta Warriors
May 18-Shan’xi Historical Museum
May 19- Train ride to Tianjin city for a day tour
May 20-Flight back to SLC
The tentative cost of the program will include:
- International airfare
- Entry Visa
- Hotels in Beijing , Xi’an and Harbin
- Housing with host families in Jiamusi
- Most meals
- All domestic air and ground transportation
The cost does not include your passport, incidentals, any unscheduled travel, and excess baggage cost.
All participants must be at least 16 years old. This program is open to all WSU students and members of the community; however preference will be given to WSU students, especially those in the Anthropology program. People in reasonably good health should have little concern for any physical demands. All participants must have a valid passport and must provide proof of that passport to the Study Abroad Office at least 90 days prior to the departure date.
$500 Deposit Due by Dec. 1, 2013
$800 January 1, 2014
$800 February 3. 2014
$800 March 3, 2014
$800 April 1, 2014
You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, or by phone with a credit card, 626-6600.
The Fine Print
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.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at