(formerly known as the DEVS-Fudan Study Abroad Semester in Shanghai)
This full semester program, running for 15 weeks from September to December, is intended to provide participants with a multifaceted insight into the socio-economic changes currently taking place in China. China is a country that is noteworthy for a rich cultural heritage, an earlier record of alternative development strategies, and a growing movement towards market oriented economic growth that is producing some unique developmental challenges. Students will get an opportunity to study these developments at Fudan University, Shanghai, whose programs in social research are considered to be one of the best in China.
Courses and Credits:
Participants in this program will investigate a rich combination of topics --Shanghai and globalization, culture and history of China --as well as practical, hands-on research experience. Courses will be taught in English by professors from Fudan University. Students who successfully complete this program will receive 15.0 Queen's units. Students are required to register in the following courses (all of which must be completed):
1. DEVS 430/3.0: Introduction to Chinese History and Culture (3.0 units)
2. DEVS 431/6.0: Shanghai and Globalization (6.0 units)
3. LLCU 432/6.0: Field Research Practicum (6.0 units)
4. Introductory Chinese Language course (optional; 3.0 units)
In addition to academic requirements, this course will require enrolment in the Queen's Emergency Support Program and the pre-departure orientation.
Subject to sufficient enrolment, an introductory-level Chinese language course, tailored to Queen's students, can be arranged. The course will have six hours of instructions per week for twelve weeks and it will be taught by a reputed instructor from the International Cultural Exchange School of Fudan University. On successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for an International Letter of Permission to transfer the credit to Queen's in the form of CHIN 1UNS/3.0 units. With an enrolment of ten, the language course fee will be $600 (approximately). This fee is in addition to the regular tuition and program fee.
The program is open to undergraduate Queen's students from all departments. Applicants will be given equal consideration, regardless of their academic discipline.
Queen's Arts and Science tuition for 15.0 units plus approximately $1,600.00 for the Program Fee (final costs may be higher depending on exchange rates and other factors). The Program fee includes course material, course-related site-visits, and travel and meal expenses while working on research-related field trips. Accommodation costs are not included in the Program Fee, however students will be able to apply to stay in double or single accommodation at the International Students Residence on the Fudan University campus. Fees for the accommodation are expected to cost approximately $1,018 for a double or $1,526 for a single. International travel costs are also not included in the program fee. Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements, including, but not limited to: flights, vaccinations, health and travel insurance, as well as travel documentation (i.e. passports and visas).
Students will be required to attend mandatory orientation sessions in late March and early April. The session dates will be posted on the LLCU website and provided to the students.
Applications are due on Friday 1 March 2013. Enrollment in the course will be limited to 15 students. Applications will be evaluated according to (i) academic performance (ii) academic relevance to student's program (iii) motivation and preparation and (iv) clarity of objectives and expectations. Successful applicants will be notified by 11 March 2013 and will be required to make a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 by 15 March 2013 to confirm their acceptance.
Tuition and program fees are to be paid to Queen's PRIOR to commencement of the program. Payment of these fees is subject to the same methods, deadlines and penalties as if the student were on campus during the equivalent academic term(s). Queen's students seeking financial assistance are encouraged to apply for 'Queen's Exchange - Study Abroad Bursary'. Bursary application forms are available through Student Awards Office website.