UWSP Summer 2016

Program Start:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Program End:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Primary Trip Segments

  • Beijing, China:

    Welcome orientation and 4 days of travel
  • Guilin, Guangxi, China:

    Fieldwork research and 3 weeks of study
  • Shanghai, China:

    Welcome orientation and 4 days of travel

Faculty Leader:

Ricardo Boeing

Program Description

Trip Duration:

1 month of travel and study

Itinerary Overview

The one month trip will take students to three of China’s most famous cities, and will follow these general themes:
  • In Beijing, students will climb the Great Wall of China, explore the Forbidden City, and through daily excursions, learn more about China’s political structure and cultural heritage.
  • In Guilin, home to one of China’s most beautiful landscapes, students will have the opportunity to work with local university students and conduct fieldwork research on aspects of the Chinese economy.
  • Shanghai is China’s financial and commercial capital. Through daily excursions and company visits, students will learn about China’s rapid development and modern ascension.

UWSP To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your program at CLI. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime at 888-781-8383 or email CLI’s Director of Enrollment at nancy@studycli.org.
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. For the International Airfare drop-down, please select “Option 1”.
  2. Secure your passport and visa
    Thoroughly review our Chinese Visa Application Guide and submit all required application items to Ms. Katie Perryman-Gebhardt in the Office of International Education by mail or in-person by Monday, March 21, 2016.
  3. Complete CLI’s Medical Allergies and Dietary Restrictions Form
    Please complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that your travel logistics providers have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations of which we should be aware. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).
  4. 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 nancy@studycli.org with any additional questions you may have.
  5. 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.
  6. Familiarize yourself with your itinerary
    Be sure to thoroughly review your China itinerary and, as always, feel free to contact CLI anytime.
  7. Review Your China Internship Course Syllabus
    Review your China Internship Course Syllabus before program commencement and be sure to contact Professor Boeing if you have any questions (ricardo.boeing@uwsp.edu). Follow the links below to your respective project outline.
  8. Review important travel information
    Make 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 each student familiarize themselves with relevant health and safety information.