UNF in China 2017
Program Start:Saturday, May 13, 2017
Program End:Sunday, June 25, 2017
Primary Trip Segments
Guilin, China:Religion and philosophy studies by the Li River
Chengdu, China:A close-up look into China’s cultural heritage and the country’s breathtaking natural landscape
Xi’an, China:Exploration of China’s ancient history
Beijing, China:Introduction to China’s modern ascension and economic reemergence
Faculty Leaders:Dr. Paul Carelli and Dr. Sarah A Mattice
Program DescriptionThe UNF Summer 2017 China Seminar will consist of two main program portions:
- The initial four-week portion of UNF’s China Seminar will focus on in- and out-of-class Chinese philosophy and religious practice instruction as well as extracurricular afternoon and evening activities that introduce students to the local culture and economy. In conjunction with Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), students will have the option to attend two hours of Chinese lessons every afternoon (M-F) from 2-4 PM for a total of 40 hours of small group Mandarin lessons.
- During the travel component, students will explore China’s cultural heritage and modern ascension while they visit the cities of Chengdu, Xi’an and Beijing.
Pre-Departure To-Do ListPlease complete each of the following steps in preparation for your China Seminar. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime by phone at 888-781-8383 or by email at email@example.com.
- Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by Friday, December 2, 2016. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “UNF Summer 2017”.
- Secure your passport and visa
Thoroughly review your Chinese Visa Application Guide and submit all required application items to your faculty leader by Thursday, March 23, 2017. All travelers are responsible for researching and complying with the appropriate visa requirements for the country/countries where their program is being held. Please note that Hong Kong and China require separate visas for some passport holders (not United States citizens).
- Complete CLI’s allergies and dietary restrictions form
Complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that we have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations we should be aware of. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).
- Explore CLI’s list of online learning resources
A great selection of free Mandarin learning resources is available online. Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with the resources overviewed on CLI’s Online Learning Resources page.
- Review CLI’s Pre-Departure Packet
In an effort to better prepare you for your time abroad, CLI has put together this detailed pre-departure packet. Be sure to review all information carefully and contact CLI at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have.
- Review important travel informationMake sure you have thoroughly reviewed health and safety information from both the CDC and the U.S. State Department well in advance of your departure to China. The State Department highlights that “China remains a very safe country” for most travelers. That said, when traveling to any foreign country, it is important that you familiarize yourself with relevant health and safety information.