Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Lhasa, China; Lijiang, China; Shanghai, China; Tengchong, Yunnnan, China; Xian, China;
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Winter
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility:||0-First Year and Above||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite:||None||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||All courses in English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel|
|Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option:||No||Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||01+04||Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available:||Elon Core Curriculum|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity:||30||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager:||Victoria Thompson|
|Click here for a definition of this term Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar Course #:||GBL 180||Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:||Honglin Xiao|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 2:||Xiaolin Duan||ELR Unit:||1 unit|
|Click here for a definition of this term Activity Level:||Moderate|
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
The Spring meeting date, time and location to be announced.
The fall pre-departure course will meet on Thursdays from 5:30-07:10 PM. Location TBA.
In the early 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte said, "China? There lies a sleeping giant. Let him sleep, for when he wakes he will move the world," and it is awakening. China has unique culture, customs, and traditions that are distinct from any other place on earth. Many of its rich cultural traditions and ancient monuments (Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terra-Cotta warriors, etc.) are still preserved in present-day China. With a territory larger than the United States, its geography is one of amazing diversity, from the barren desert lands in the west to the fertile fields in the east.
Since China carried out its economic reforms and open-door policies in 1978, China has changed rapidly and is playing an important role in the world. It hosted the XXIX Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. During a recent trip to China, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair predicted that China is going to be the largest economy in the world in the next 20 to 30 years. In order to prepare for this shift, there is a demand for knowledge about China, especially its path to modernization after the Cultural Revolution. This program is designed to provide participants with a perspective of China through academic instruction, travel, and interacting with local people. It is intended to improve the students' knowledge about China in a dynamic environment.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during pre-registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
The tentative dates for the program are Jan 3 through Jan 24.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is EWR.
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.
There will be opportunities to visit a variety of sport, media, educational, historic, ecological, and cultural sites such as:
The 2018 program in China is expected to include the following:
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in shared accommodations.
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Program Leader 1: Honglin Xiao
Department of History and Geography
AVAS (Lindner) 112H
2335 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
Program Leader 2: Xiaolin Duan
Assistant Professor of History
Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 101B
2335 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.
|A unique aspect of my programs location was that we didn't stay in one location inside of China- we traveled to multiple cities and it allowed us to experience various cultures within one country.|
|— Lauren Sollenberger, Winter 2015|
|Read what others have said about this program.|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter||2019||09/03/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.
March 5: Priority application period begins.
March 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Priority period deadline. All applications received during the priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.
March 27: Status notification for students that applied by the priority deadline.
Change period begins. Students that applied by the priority deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Form (available in the GEC starting March 27).
March 29: Rolling period begins. All programs with spots remaining will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.
Sept. 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Final application and deposit credit deadline. Students accepted to programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit credited to their account.
Sept. 4, 5 p.m. EDT: Final deadline for students on a wait list to enroll in an open program. No students will be accepted into programs off of wait lists after this date. Students that are not accepted into programs will have the deposit credited to their account after this date.
Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation deadlines.
The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.
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