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Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China
Loyola China Studies Program 2012
Study contemporary Chinese history, culture, and business practices in the fascinating cities of Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, and Shanghai. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Great Wall, the old Summer Palaces, and the Forbidden City in Beijing. In Shanghai, they will visit the site of the World Expo and enjoy a night tour at the Bund. In Xi'an, they will visit the Big Mosque, the Terracotta Warriors, and the Big Goose Pagoda. In Chengdu, they will visit the Chengdu Zoo where giant Pandas are breed and raised. While experiencing a new culture, Chinese economy and unique business traditions will be studied, providing students with an unforgettable learning experience.
Loyola University New Orleans is fortunate to team up with the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies. The center, whose U.S. sponsor is Loyola University Chicago, offers year-round programs and has designed a program using its faculty as guest lecturers and including cultural excursions and company visits. Accommodations will include staying at dormitories for international students in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai and hotels in Xi'an.
In only three weeks, students will have an intense introduction to a new culture and see some of the most exciting and interesting sites in Asia, while receiving college credits.
A maximum of 30 participants is expected for the summer program, which will consist of three pre-trip classes occurring in the spring semester of 2012 in three pre-announced weekends. In addition, while in China, there will be on-site lectures, keynote speeches, company visits, government agency visits, and cultural visits. Students should leave New Orleans, arrive in Beijing on June 24, and participate in classes, company visits, etc. in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai. The program ends in Shanghai on July 15. In between Beijing and Shanghai, students will go to Xi'an, Chengdu for short business visits and other cultural sights. M.B.A. students are welcome to join, and they will be required to complete an extra research project.
The program costs $4,575
for undergraduate students and $4,775 for M.B.A. students. This amount includes
tuition and fees (six credit hours), accommodations in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu,
and Shanghai, class related company visits, inter-cities travel, group meals,
group transportation and insurance. This cost does not include airfare, ground
transportation for personal excursions, meals, and personal expenditures. In
addition, all study abroad students must pay the study abroad fee of $250. this
amount will be billed separately through Student Finance. The online application
is due February 24th along with a non-refundable deposit of $200. The balance
is due March 16. All fees should be submitted to Center for
International Education in Mercy Hall, Room 301. There is no refund on the deposit. After
March 16, there will be no program refund unless the dropout is able to
find a replacement. After May 1, there is no refund. There is a late fee of
$150 for the deposit and the balance. The program is subject to cancellation in
the event of natural disaster, destabilization of the political atmosphere, or
Loyola's general academic policies apply to study abroad programs. Because of the time frame, students must attend all classes and trips in order to fulfill the requirements for the courses. Make-up assignments will be given in the instance of an unavoidable absence. Students must check with their academic departments to determine that the credits and/or grades will be accepted toward graduation requirements.
Any student currently enrolled and in good standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher) at Loyola may register for the China Program. Students from other institutions who are in good standing are invited to apply. Loyola will offer six business elective credit hours transferable to students from other institutions. Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 at the end of the spring semester will be withdrawn from the program with no refund.
Passports and Visas
In order to attend the program, students must have a valid, up-to-date passport and international student card. U.S.China (citizens of other countries are responsible for determining whether or not they need a visa) and will be assisted with obtaining one. International student cards are available for $30 at STA travel branches around the country.
The Center for International Education (CIE) will be happy to discuss health care concerns students may have related to study abroad. Because of the particular challenges, both mental and physical, that integration into a new culture and learning environment place on an individual, if a student is currently receiving treatment for any chronic illness it is strongly recommended that he/she talk with CIE staff or a doctor about plans to manage that health condition abroad.
This program includes activities that may involve using public transportation, negotiating stairs, taking long walks, and attending scheduled classes. If any student has concerns about his/her ability to perform any of these activities or has other special needs or disability-related concerns, that person should contact CIE staff at email@example.com or (504) 864-7550.
Dr. Wing Fok is the Henry J. Engler, Jr., Distinguished Professor in Management and Director of the International Business Center. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. After beginning his career in the College of Business at Loyola, he has taught multiple times as visiting faculty at various universities in China, as well as at Peking University through a consortium between Peking University and other Jesuit universities. Besides teaching and conducting research internationally, he is currently developing educational programs in China for the College of Business.
Dr. Lee Yao is the J.A. Butt Distinguished Professor in Accounting, Professor and Chair of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, and Marquette Faculty Fellow of Loyola University New Orleans. Prior to joining academia eight years ago, Yao spent almost 20 years in the accounting and information systems industry with experience accumulated to the position as partner on one of the Big 5 accounting firms. Yao has published three books, 17 articles in international refereed journals, and presented more than 100 papers in international conferences in accounting and information systems.
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