May 13 - June 3, 2014
BEIJING, XI’AN, SHANGHAI
This program will provide an opportunity for students to learn first-hand about a society very different from our own, but in many ways very familiar. China is a dictatorship that does not tolerate political dissent. At the same time, it has allowed a market economy to develop in many parts of the country, it is attempting to develop a more modern legal system, and, based on its size and economic growth, it is now a regional military power and a major economic force in the world. Customers line up at McDonald ‘s and military police suppress protest. This remarkable society raises truly profound questions. Is modern life compatible with dictatorship? Is dictatorship an aid to a country’s development, a hindrance, or is it irrelevant? Can a society and very diverse population successfully absorb rapid social, economic, and cultural change?
The student fee for the program is $3150. This includes a double room, a majority of meals, and local transportation while in China ; scheduled fieldtrips; guest speakers; and medical insurance. Additional expenses not included are tuition and fees ( Hope scholarship applies), airfare (international and within China ) China visa ($200), and spending money (gifts, eating out, laundry, sundries, etc.).
If you’re interested in an internship connected with our China program you might want to take advantage of the special internship stipends available for Maymester in China students through the Asia-Georgia Internship Connection: AGIC’s goal is to expand and transform existing student internship opportunities in East and Southeast Asia. As part of AGIC’s campus-wide initiative a limited number of $2,500 stipends are available to Maymester in China participants who complete internships in China. Contact Dr. Robert Grafstein for further information.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Information Session: Thursday, November 14, Baldwin 101B, 3:30
Early Admission Deadline: December 2nd, notification of acceptance December 3rd
Regular Admission Deadline: January 17, 2014
**APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER “ADDITIONAL FILES” TAB BELOW**