Summer Courses in China 2008

Study in China this Summer. Get VU credit.

***Download the application here***

VU's China Center is pleased to announce that it will offer two summer courses and four internship programs in China in summer 2008. The two courses are open to all majors. The internship programs are open to education/business/communication/CJS/ICP majors only (other majors need special approval). Students who are interested in the program should complete and return the pre-registration application form to Prof. Paul Trapp (Urschel Hall 212, x5036, The enrollment is limited to 20 or when the quota is filled. The deadline to apply is 12/1/2007. So apply right away!

Resident Directors: Prof. Westrick (Education) and Prof. Trapp (CBA) will serve as the co-resident directors for the 2008 summer program and offer the following Courses:

- ED490/CC300/EAST39/COMM490/SOC390/SOCW391, Current Problems in Education: Dimensions of Culture, the Theoretical Frameworks and Practice of Intercultural Effectiveness, Cr. 3 (Prof. Jan Westrick, Chair of Department of Education). May fulfill the diversity component of the general education requirement.

- MGT390/EAST390//ICP690/POLS490/ECON290, Globalization: Challenges and Promises, Cr. 3 (Prof. Paul Trapp Business Administration). May fulfill the global diversity component of the general education requirement. Count as an upper division business elective. Business majors must have junior standing or above.

**More information about the courses can be found here.**

The four internship programs (all internships are located in Hangzhou city) are:
- COMM 386, Supervised Internship, Cr. 3.
- MGT 395/397/398, Internship in Business Administration I, II & III, Cr. 0.5-2*
- ICP686, ICP internship, Cr.3. Priority given to ICP/JD candidates
- ED490 (Education majors do internship by intensifying ED490 for 1-2 credits)

Itinerary: Participants leave for Shanghai, China, on May 19 or 20, 2007, and return from Beijing to Chicago on June 24 or 25, 2007. The program starts with a two-day tour of Shanghai before arriving at Hangzhou, the provincial capital of Zhejiang, where all the classes/internships will be held. There will be four full weeks of classes with several group field trips. The program ends with a three-day visit to Beijing, the capital of China, before returning to US.

Cost: All participants will be responsible for regular VU summer tuition (based on the number of the credit hours taken (minimal 2 credits), international travel (about $1,200), meals (about $200-$350), a $300 study center fee to cover visa application and other fees, and $150 fees for students doing internship. The China Center will pay for the two-day trip to Shanghai, three-day trip to Beijing, and lodging in Hangzhou (Xizi Hotel for 4 weeks).

Enrollment: The enrollment is limited to 20 and on a first-come, first served basis. So apply now!

Application/Registration: To participate in the program, students must first complete a pre-registration form and with the approval from their academic advisor. The form can be downloaded here. Prof. Trapp will start interviewing interested applicants in late October. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2007 but the enrollment will end once the maximum capacity is filled. ICP students will need to receive approval from the Dean of the Graduate Division. There will be several pre-departure orientation sessions in spring when the formal registration will also be completed.

Contact Information: To apply for the program, please contact Prof. Trapp (x5036, Urschel 212, or Prof. Westrick (x5077, Miller 227A, For ICP students, please contact Prof. Guziewicz (x5313,
* Open to business majors with junior standing. MGT395 must be taken along with at least one of the regular courses. MGT397/398 can be taken independently. Contact Ms. Toni Bickerstaff (x5208, for more information and approval.



For more information, please contact 
Professor Zhimin Lin 
Huegli Hall 330 
(219) 464-5749
(219) 464-5511