Faculty-led intensive Chinese language program in Shanghai (our 8th year!)
Shanghai Segment: Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks, two third-year Chinese courses in Shanghai:
Cultural Site visits and activity include Shanghai Museum, Yu Yuan Imperial Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower, Peking Opera Show, Acrobat Show, Qibao town, and/or Zhujiajiao town (may vary each year)
Business Site visits to Shanghai Volkswagen, Bao Steel Company (Baogang), Shanghai stock exchange, Shanghai International Financial Center, Shanghai Expo (may vary each year)
Cultural Classes in Chinese martial arts and Taijiquan
Weekly group dinners
Prerequisite: CHIN 2002 or Equivalent (two years of Chinese study)
Two weeks in Qingdao, a beautiful and historic beach city in Confucius’ home province, Shandong, in Northeast China
Qingdao Segment Courses:
Description: This course examines China through the prism of Qingdao – a city also marked by architectural and cultural reminders of the imperial German occupation including the famous brewery. Currently Qingdao is part of the China-South Korea-Japan economic nexus. The city has been widely recognized as an exemplar in environmental preservation. Students will find Qingdao, with its manageable size and fewer foreigners, is an easier and more intimate place to establish connections with local people. Qingdao’s economy, with important foci in shipping, fisheries, industry, tourism, offers a diverse milieu for students to gain an appreciation of the complexities of development/sustainability issues in contemporary China.
Fieldtrips include Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer Museum, Navy Museum, German Governor’s Mansion & Cathedral, Laoshan Taoist Mtn, Jiaozhouwan Cross-Sea Bridge (the world's longest), Pichaiyuan folk culture complex and Badaguan Huashi Villa. (may vary by the year)
Group dinners and Activites
Cancellation Policy: Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.
*Fee Payment Information: Please adhere to the deadlines stated for the program. Please observe the information in Payment Options to ensure that your payments are processed at the Bursar’s Office on time. Fees will be charged to your Oscar account on the due dates. Make sure you make all necessary payments on time in order to avoid a hold on your account. Students expecting financial aid must submit a letter from the Financial Aid Office stating the allocation and date of payments expected. Tuition and student fees are due according to the Registrar’s schedule for summer tuition.
Students who (with the Program Director’s approval) apply and register for LBAT programs after the deadlines are responsible for Program Fee payments according to the original deadlines at the time of application or at the time of the applicant's acceptance.
LBAT 2010 Group at Yuyuan Time to Eat 吃饭吧!
China LBAT 2012 Group at Shanghai Jiaotong University
Baogang Steel - Business Site Visit
Qibao Town - Cultural Site Visit
Shanghai City Scene
LBAT 2008 at Lu Xun Museum
Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple
Tea Time with Fu Laoshi
Individual Weekend Trip to Huangshan
Shanghai Jiaotong University Map
Yangzhou Slender West Lake
Location: Shanghai & Qingdao, China
Duration: May 9 - June 22, or July 6, 2014
Non-refundable Application Fee: $200; assessed upon application (see schedule for Progam Fee payment and cancellation policy).
Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2014
Coca-Cola Mobility Scholarships for First Generation College Students: $1000 towards China LBAT! Email Dr. Bowman for details.
Volkswagon Business Site Visit
Qingdao Site Visit
Shanghai Business Site Visit
Classroom Presentations at Jiaoda
Culture at the Shanghai Skyline
Shanghai Bund 外滩
Yuyuan Garden Cultural Site Visit
Zhou Laoshi Sings the River Blues