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China: History & Modern Development of Environmental Health
Study Chinese history while traveling through China! Students from diverse majors are encouraged to participate in this UW-Madison faculty-led seminar entitled "China: History & Modern Development of Environmental Health".
Sponsored by The Center for East Asian Studies, this 4-week traveling program begins and ends in Beijing, but also travels to other parts of China, studying the complex history that makes up modern day China. Places to visit in 2014 may include Beijing, Xi'an, Xinjiang, and Gansu but locations may vary. Students who participate on this program should anticipate frequent travel with little time for independent experiences away from the group.
You will travel with the faculty-leader to a variety of historical sites in China including the Palace Museum, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the old Peking University campus, the Marco Polo Bridge, and many others. Cities to be visited during the program in addition to Beijing may include Xi'an, Chengdu, Xiamen, and Taiwan.
Getting to Your Program
You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to Beijing.
A Chinese tourist visa is required for U.S. citizens prior to departure. You must have a passport valid for six months after the end of the program. You will apply for your own visa. IAP will provide you with visa information.
IAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
Housing is included in the program fee. While in Beijing, you will reside in hotels and meals will be provided at times. When visiting sites outside of Beijing, you will stay in university housing or hotels, depending on the location, and all meals will be provided. Rooms are double occupancy in all locations.
Excursions and Activities
As part of the course, you will participate in excursions integrated with the academic program to sites such as the Palace Museum, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the old Peking University campus, the Marco Polo Bridge, and many others.
You will be enrolled in the UW System required health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
UW-Madison Resident Director
Use the links below to find out more information on academics, daily life and student impressions for this program.China History Summer 2013 Handbook
(Summer - 2012-13)
Returned Student Network
to contact a returned student.
Check out student profiles to learn more about their experience abroad.
Helen YinAmy Verhey
Read Ben's blog
about his experience on the 2012 program!
Read about current & past students' adventures.
Ben-Summer 2012Kat-Summer 2012
How to Apply
First complete the IAP Online Application. The following supplemental application materials will become available to you through the application portal:
Summer Program Forms
Unofficial Transcript (Student Record)
Unofficial Transcript - OPTIONAL - Additional File
Forms are subject to change. Complete the forms according to the checklist provided to you in the online application portal.
After the Deadline
IAP will review your application and make the final admissions decision. You will be notified of the admissions decision via email.
|Summer - 2013-2014
|Summer - 2013-2014 Internship Session
||Application opens 8/1/2013
This course offers a unique and exciting opportunity to study Chinese history throughout China. Much of the course material will be covered precisely on the sites in China where the events took place. Covering ancient history as well as the history of the Chinese Revolution, the course will be based in Beijing, but will also travel to important sites far removed from the present-day capital of China. Lectures will be given by Chinese scholars who are experts in their field and will sometimes be given at the site of the topic. You will earn four (4) credits in East Asian Studies. Participants on this program should anticipate having assigned readings and assessment prior to the program departure date in preparation for the content covered in China.
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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