Archives for November 2011

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Orientation Meeting: December 1st, Common Hour

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm, 1 December 2011
Location: Chambers 1006

We will be having an orientation meeting for the inaugural Davidson in Shanghai program in the Fall of 2012. If you are interested in going to China next fall, please attend the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting but interested in finding out more information, please email Fuji Lozada (erlozada [at] davidson.edu) or Jessica Williams (jewilliams [at] davidson.edu).

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Housing and Meals

While in Shanghai, the group will stay at the Tohee International Student Village, across the street from the north gate of Fudan University (in the Wujiaochang neighborhood of Shanghai). The Tohee International Student Village is a modern facility with air-conditioning/heat, private bathrooms, public common use spaces, refrigerators, and telephone and wireless internet connection. Laundry machines are available. Students will be housed in singles within a shared suite. There is also a convenience store located in the ground floor of the dormitory.

Meals are included in the program fee, and students will receive stipends for meals. There are a number of student cafeterias located near the foreign students dormitory; the Wujiaochang neighborhood surrounding the Handan campus also hosts a number of restaurants and stores catering to Fudan university students. The Wujiaochang neighborhood also has a number of internationally-known stores and restaurants, including Walmart, McDonalds, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. There are many buses and subways which connect the Fudan campus to the wider Shanghai metropolitan area.

Students headed to a cafeteria on the Fudan campus

Program Highlights

beijing11 - 2012The program will begin late August with an orientation in Davidson. The group will then leave together for Shanghai from Davidson. See the Davidson study-abroad website for more details.  Highlights include:

  • Campus housing, with many opportunities to interact with Chinese and other foreign students, as well as faculty
  • Course offerings across multiple disciplines, including political science, history, sociology, anthropology, religion, health and human values, and media studies
  • Personalized language courses that will enhance students’ ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese
  • Convenient access to sites within Shanghai, one of China’s most dynamic cities
  • Study tours with Dr. Bullock to Beijing, Yunnan, and nearby Shanghai sites

Group excursions include:

  • Beijing: The capital of China, with many historical sites including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Summer Palace.
  • Yunnan: With cities such as Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La that are home to many of China’s ethnic minorities, Yunnan also has some of the most striking natural landscapes in the world, including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • Suzhou: The “Venice of China,” home to many famous gardens, and the historical center of the silk industry
  • Nanjing: The “southern capital,” the historical capital for many Chinese dynasties, including the Republic of China
  • Within Shanghai: The “Paris of the Orient,” with famous historical sites as the Bund, Chenghuangmiao, Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, and cultural destinations such as the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden

(Subject to changes based on the needs of the program and the conditions at the sites.)

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