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Study China Consortium

Study China Consortium

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Introduction:

In order to help more American students to study in China and to learn the current Chinese culture and economic development, Western Oregon University’s Office of International Education and Development works with China Ministry of Education and a number of Chinese universities to offer study China opportunities. WOU’s OIED Office is forming a Study China Consortium and inviting American institutions to join our consortium.

Program of Studies:

Business, Chinese History, Chinese Language and Literatures, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences. All courses are taught in English, basic Chinese language class will be provided.

Two semesters per year. For Fall Semester – September 1st – January 10, for Spring Semester – March 1st – July 10.

Teaching and working opportunities:

While studying in China, participating students will have the opportunity to teach or work for the universities or local business and receive a stipend.

Cost of Studies:

Full tuition scholarship at participating Chinese universities, based on the program of study, the American students who participate in the Study China Program will receive full tuition scholarships from the China Ministry of Education for up to one year. The students will be responsible for their own international and domestic flights, local transportation, and personal expenses, room and board may be free if the students are teaching English language classes on a part-time basis at the Chinese institutions.

Administrative fee:

$500 from each participating student donating to WOU International Student Foundation.

Management:

WOU’s Office of International Education and Development will serve as the administrative center for the Study China Consortium to process all applications for participating American students, assist with course articulations, travel arrangements, and credits transfers.

Operations:

WOU’s Office of International Education and Development will work with each institution to design a strategic plan on promotion, recruitment and management of the program. Each participating institution could designate a representative as a board member of the China Study Consortium.

Major benefits to the participating US universities:

-Create more affordable overseas study opportunities for American students

-Increase the number of study abroad students on campus

-Provide international practicum experiences in teaching and working for American students

-Raise the international profile in China 

-Increase Chinese student applications and enrollment at the participating US institution

-Provide more teaching and research opportunities for the US faculty in China.

Contact

International Education & Development ph:503-838-8425 fax:503-838-8338 | or e-mail: global@wou.edu

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