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Summer study in China offered for 2009

Wednesday, November 12, 2008JOHNSON CITY—In the summer of 2009, East Tennessee State University will again offer an opportunity to tour China and earn college credit. The trip will, as closely as possible, coincide with the first ETSU summer session, June 8-July 10, but the exact dates will be determined by the most economical ticket purchases early next year.

Students and the general public are invited to travel to Beijing, visiting the Great Wall, the Peking Opera, and Tiananmen Square, and then to Xi’an, home of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors. The cities of Yangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai round out the experience.

For $3,400, participants receive round-trip airfare, all travel within China, accommodations, entry fees and meals. Travelers will need to budget separately for passports, travel to and from the point of departure and return, incidental expenditures, tips and any travel insurance. The academic program is also supported by tuition or a “non-enrolled” fee. Those seeking academic credit for the experience would enroll in a summer course, while those not using this experience for college credit pay a “non-enrolled” fee.

The deadline to apply for this summer opportunity is Jan. 31, 2009.

Participants who wish an in-depth experience may choose to stay in China an additional month to attend the Intensive Mandarin Language Program at the North China University of Technology. Tuition for the course and lodging for the month costs $600.

For further information, contact Dr. Weixing Chen of the ETSU Department of Political Science at (423) 439-6632 or chen@etsu.edu, or Dr. Henry Antkiewicz of the Department of History at (423) 439-6689 or antkiewh@etsu.edu.

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