China: An Ancient Civilization
Program Information | Costs |Orientation | Contact
||May Session 2014
||May 18 - June 6, 2014
||February 15, 2014
||Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
|Languages of Instruction
||Estimated program costs can be found here
Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Program Name: China: An Ancient Civilization
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
- Study at Capital Normal University in Beijing, the capital of China for most of the past 700 years.
- Experience the superbly rich historical sites in Beijing, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Confucius and the Great Wall.
- Visit Xi'an, famous for the two-thousand year-old Terracotta Warriors; Luoyang, home of the Longmen Grottoes, which is one of the finest examples of Buddhist art housing over ten thousand Buddhist statues; and Shaolin Temple, a well-known Chinese Buddhist temple and the center of Chinese martial arts.
- Explore Shanghai as the financial center of China and as a city rich in historical heritage.
A Chinese saying aptly says, "It is better to see once than hear one hundred times." Depart the typically classroom setting and learn about the intriguing history of China from the source. Visit sites and see artifacts that date back thousands of years. Enrich your understanding of Chinese history and culture by experiencing it firsthand.
Examine the history of Chinese culture from the beginning of Chinese civilization from 16th century BCE to the early 20th century CE. Through historical perspectives, learn about topics ranging from philosophy, law, politics, gender, and medicine to architecture, art, calligraphy and martial arts.
Earn 3 credits in FORS, HIST 2405 Chinese History and Culture. Course topics include:
- Chinese cultures in a historical context
- Chinese customs and practices and their influences in East Asia
- Origin, development and end of certain Chinese cultures
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
Estimated program costs can be found here.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.
Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program if you are enrolled as a full-time student. There are also study abroad scholarships for University of Minnesota students.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be held. Pre-departure orientations will include information about financial aid, classwork and travel tips. A general study abroad handbook will be emailed prior to departure.
Familiarize yourself on financing, health and safety and policies to consider when studying abroad.
Contact the program leader, Qiang Fang for program or itinerary questions. For application or registration questions, contact Arianna Austin in the International Education Office.