Spring - Short-term
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|Minimum GPA:||Good Standing||Housing:||Home Stay|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Program Type:||GSU|
|Program Director:||Dr. Laura Meyers||Sponsoring College:||College of Education|
|Sponsoring Department:||Early Childhood Education||Credit Type:||GSU Credit|
|Credit Level:||Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit|
The Program: The Early Childhood Education China Study Abroad program
creates an exciting and in-depthcross-cultural experience that will allow
American and Chinese students and teachers to learn from each other.
A select group of GSU students participate in a 3-week cultural immersion experience in Sichuan Normal University and its experimental school from K-12 (in Chengdu, China) through teaching English classes, learning Chinese language and culture, and visiting schools and historical and cultural sites.
Located in southwest China, Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Sichuan), a natural habitat of giant pandas, and is richly endowed with natural resources, beautiful scenery, and historical sites (2,400 years of history). Two branches of the Yangtze River run across Chengdu - "a city that you will never want to leave."
Participants will explore Chinese culture (geography, history, food, language, arts, people, traditions, etc.), teach English to Chinese students at schools, live with a Chinese host family to experience Chinese life more thoroughly, and collaborate on teaching and research with Chinese faculty and students.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013.
Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students who will be student teaching in spring 2014 and who are currently enrolled in either the BSEd (ESOL & DUAL) Program or B-5 Program.
Accommodations: Students will reside with host families, located within walking distance of Sichuan Normal University and its experimental school. One-two nights in a hotel are a possibility.
Costs: $2300 (estimate for flight, accommodations, food, ground transportation, insurance, program fee); cost estimate does not include tuition rates, passport/visa applications, personal spending money, etc.
Contact: Dr. Laura Meyers, Early Childhood Education, College of Education