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

Semester Program Overview

beijing11 - 2012This program is open to Davidson students interested in East Asian or Chinese history, politics, religion, and culture. It will also appeal to students interested in economics and development, social justice, and environmental studies. While previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is not required, it is highly recommended; a course in Mandarin Chinese (at the appropriate level, including 1st year Chinese) will be part of the curriculum.

The next iteration of the program will be in the fall of 2021, and will begin in late August. See the Davidson study-abroad website for more details.  Highlights of the program include:

  • Courses and study tours to Beijing, nearby Shanghai sites, and other locations in China offered by a Davidson faculty member, who also serves as the Resident Director of the Program.  Past Directors have been Professors Fuji Lozada, Ping Shao, Vivien Shen, and Graham Bullock.
  • 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

Group excursions in 2018 included:

  • 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
  • Within Shanghai: The “Paris of the Orient,” including sites such as the Bund, Zhou Enlai’s residence, Xintiandi, the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, and more.

 

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