The Comparative Education: China and Chinese Schools
study abroad program provides educational leadership
students and licensed and practicing school
administrators the opportunity to provide seminars on
American Education to Chinese colleagues, participate in
seminars on Chinese Education by practicing Chinese
school administrators, and engage in discussions with
Chinese school administrators on a variety of school
related topics that are common to both countries. The
eleven day program in Anqing, Anhui Province, China runs
June 17 – June 28, 2010. As an added bonus, the
group will spend one day in Shanghai at the 2010 World
Participants may register for the summer I session 3
credit course if they want/need the academic credits.
590: Seminar in Education: Comparative Education:
China and Chinese Schools –
A dynamic seminar format
providing opportunities to interact with Chinese
colleagues to discuss such topics as school
administration, leadership and management; special
education; vocational education; character education;
parental involvement; fiscal issues; curriculum and
instruction; teacher supervision; to name a few.
Pre-work will be required during spring 2010.
Participants travel to Shanghai, then on to Anqing by
plane or train. Ground transportation will then bring
the group to Anqing Teachers College, where the seminars
will be conducted. While in Anqing, approximately 5 days
will be spent in interactive seminars with Chinese
colleagues. Additionally, a variety of activities and
cultural events will be scheduled that may include
visits to local schools, the Anqing Opera, the Zhenfeng
Pagoda located inside the Yingjiang Buddhist Temple, a
Yangtze River cruise, and trips to the scenic
countryside and nearby mountains.
staying in Anqing, students and faculty will be housed
on campus in a dormitory. While in Shanghai the group
will be staying in a hotel.
Estimated Costs Worksheet
included, others depends on individual)
Entertainment (varies by individual)
Final cost will be determined in spring 2010. These
costs include SU tuition and fees, international
airfare, in-country travel, housing and most meals in
China, international health insurance, and travel
support by the faculty director. Not included: passport
and visa fees, some incidental expenses.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:
An initial deposit of
$250 is due at the time of application. This deposit is
part of the total advertised cost of the program. Once
a student is academically admitted by the faculty
director, the initial non-refundable deposit is due to
the Cashier’s Office. The student will be automatically
enrolled into the study abroad course. The University
Billing Office will then bill each registered student
for the total cost of the study abroad program (less the
deposit amount) through the regular university billing
system. Standard University deadlines for withdrawals
do not apply to study abroad programs. Once the
published Application Deadline occurs, the accepted
student is responsible for the entire amount of the
study abroad program charge.
Application forms are available at the Center for
International Education or from the faculty director.
Completed application forms are currently being accepted
by the faculty director or by the Center for
International Education. Students should also submit a
completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty
member who knows the student well.
Recommendation Form available here. Admission is
competitive and enrollment is limited. Students will be
admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
The application deadline is
April 15, 2010.
Dr. Douglas DeWitt
Department of Education Specialties
Seidel School of Education and
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