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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer VI
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer VI 2017 04/04/2017
Rolling Admission 06/07/2017 06/17/2017
Summer VI 2018 02/16/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Program Description:

Join History Professor Danke Li, Ph.D. on this 10 Day Exploration of Modern China!

June 7 - June 17, 2017

Great Wall China

The 21st century is called the "Chinese Century" so understanding China and China-U.S. relations is vital to our future. This summer course will take Fairfield students to China to learn Chinese history and use China itself as the text.  We will visit Beijing, the capital city and Shanghai, a metropolitan and financial center of China as well as Inner Mongolia, the home of Genghis Khan, the King of the Mongol Empire and the frontier of China to experience and learn the Chinese history and culture of the Han majority as well as the history and culture of diverse minorities in Inner Mongolia.

While in China students will:
  • learn modern Chinese history in the Forbidden City and on the Great Wall.
  • visit institutions that shaped China's current economy and society such as the Global Village of Beijing and Tsinghua University.
  • visit the museum of Genghis Khan and learn ethnic diversity.
  • learn "grass-land" life of Chinese minorities by visiting and conducting service learning activities in a local school and farming community.
  • visit the Yili Industrial Group Company and experience the Chinese business culture.
  • and more!
Program Fee $2400 includes:
  • airfare
  • ground transportation in China
  • meals during the 10 day excursion
  • accommodations while in China
  • entrance fees to sites
  • Health Insurance
  • 3 Fairfield University credits in HI 285 (fulfill requirements of the second level history core, world diversity and Asian and International Studies)
Additional Fees Students will incur include, Passport, VISA and incidentals,
Through this experience students will not only learn pertinent knowledge about modern China, but also develop higher level skills of critical and analytical thinking as well as logical and synthetic reasoning.
This pilot program is supported and partially subsidized by an international grant.  Preference for recipients of this grant goes to first year students, Class of 2020 who show a deep interested in the Chinese history and culture and who find it difficult to participate in study abroad because of demands of their academic curriculum/major(s), athletic schedule or summer employment commitment.   This 10 day program is designed to open the doors to a study abroad opportunity for students with a passion for China but limited time to travel!  This program is limited to 7 students.

This program is currently not accepting applications.