May 13 – June 21, 2019 (6 weeks)
Are you interested in travelling to China while earning 1.5 credits? What if we told you that we have bursaries available for eligible students?
Through this program, participants will explore Chinese language and culture first-hand to experience an insightful understanding of the history and civilization of the world's most populous nation.
NEXT INFO SESSION
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Where: Renison University College, China Studies Centre, Room 2103
Contact to register: email@example.com
This program takes place in four legendary places in China. All the classroom lectures will be conducted in a top university in Shanghai. The lessons and lectures will include Mandarin language classes, and culture classes including learning about different forms of Chinese art. The program also includes ten days of travel in China, as part of the cultural component, to visit sites such as the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an.
Besides providing an opportunity to learn and practise Chinese in a Mandarin-speaking environment, the China Summer Program explores Chinese culture and society through lectures and cultural excursions in important historical cities, and smaller towns.
Through lectures, field trips and daily life, students will also gain a better understanding of the changing traditional values and the challenges facing China in adapting from its former economic and political system to a market economy.
Who can apply
You must be a UW student in order to apply.
If Chinese is your native language, you may not be eligible for this program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm eligibility.
Earning Academic Credit
The program has a credit weight of 1.5 at the University of Waterloo. Students wishing to earn the academic credit will be required to complete a variety of exercises, assignments, and tests.
If you indicate on your application that you are taking this course for credit, you will be required to complete a letter of permission from the Renison Registrar's Office before your application is approved.
The course credits earned on this experience are: EAS250R (1.0CR) & CHINA 391 (0.5CR)
Students will be expected to attend classes and complete exercises. Proficiency and performance in conversational Mandarin will be assessed through an oral examination conducted by the course director.
Attendance at all lectures and visits is mandatory, as is completion of the assigned readings.
Important Dates and Fees
The program fee is $2,300 (a scholarship of $1000 through the Confucius Institute has already been included with this fee). There is a maximum number of 20 spots for the program.
The fee includes: tuition, accommodation at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), weekend excursions near Shanghai and a 10-day cultural excursion to Beijing, Xi'an and other ancient cities.
The program fee does not include: airfare, Chinese visa, meals for the the classes portion of the program (all meals are included during the 10-day excursion).
2019 Program Dates:
May 13 to June 21, 2019
After you are accepted into the program, you can pay by cash, cheque, money order, debit, Visa or MasterCard at the Renison Reception Office, Monday – Friday from 8:30-4:30. Alternatively, you can mail your cheque or money order to the Renison Reception Office, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4. Cheques can be made to: Renison University College
You have to purchase your own international air tickets. More information will be provided once you have been accepted into the program.
Students should book their tickets in advance to arrive on May 12 and start classes on May 13.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Please contact Louann Nhan for more details.
1. UW students taking this program for credit must submit a Letter of Permission (program information package will be given to you by Renison).
2. Priority will be given to students who have completed China 101R at Renison University College or persons who have taken non-credit courses through the Confucius Institute.
3. Visa information can be found here: here: toronto.china-consulate.org/eng/vp/VISA/.
4. Before leaving Canada, you must complete a mandatory online pre-departure course offered through UW Safety Abroad. Registered participants will be enrolled in the course.
5. All full-time UWaterloo students are automatically covered by the Federation of Students (FEDS)/Graduate Student Association (GSA) Health & Dental Plan, unless they opted-out of the plan at the start of the term. For medical emergencies, assistance while traveling, and coverage details please contact Student Care or visit Health Services.
For medical and payment assistance call 1-866-369-8794. Canada's international country code is 011.