UPCOMING 2014 INFORMATION SESSIONS
Thursday, Sept. 26 , 6:00-8:00 PM - 25 E. Pearson, Corboy Law Center, Room 211
Wednesday,Oct. 23 - 1:30- 2:30 PM - 111 E. Pearson (Lewis Tower), 16th Floor, Regents Hall
Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:00-8:00 PM - 25 E. Pearson, Corboy Law Center, Room 211
"China is a very large country with many diverse people and with a variety of traditions and cultural beliefs. I am very fortunate to have experienced this small part of their rich culture. It would take me staying there many years to totally understand their belief system, culture and political system. It was an honor and an eye opening life experience that I wish all Americans could encounter." - Manros A. Nickens, 2013 Trip Attendee
(Dr. Caleb Kim is above, third from the left, with a group of the 2013 trip attendees)
The Beijing Center is located at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics in the Chaoyang district. The campus is centrally located, providing easy access to the metro line and most areas of the city. It is a 25-minute taxi ride from the airport, a 15-minute ride from downtown, and a 10-minute ride to major shopping centers. On campus, there is a 24-hour medical clinic, four cafeterias, restaurants, and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Loyola University students have the option of staying at the Beijing Center campus or at a local hotel conveniently located across campus. The course will provide participants with scholarly opportunities to exchange new ideas and research concerning global issues in the Asian-Pacific regions.
Potential Tours and Cultural Trips include: The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Tian An men Square, Temple of Heaven, Olympic Park and Pearl Market.
SOWK 502-ETHNICITY, RACE & CULTURE;
CROSS-LISTED WITH SOWK 307-CULTURAL DIVERSITY;
OR SOWK 690-INDEPENDENT STUDY
DATES OF TRIP
Friday, May 23 - Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Beijing Center, China
Classes are daily in the morning from 9-12 and the afternoon is reserved for site visits and attractions.
SITES OF INTEREST (Included in Program Fee)
Sites may include The Great Wall, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Pearl Market, Sanlitun Village, Temple of Confucius and diverse Social Service Agencies. Also, professors from The Beijing Center will lecture on Chinese cultures, politics and social service programs.
Application is due by Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Non-refundable deposit of $400.00 is due by Friday, January 31, 2014
Balance is due by 3/1/14
$1900.00 includes housing (based on double occupancy), some meals, site visits, some tourist destinations (see above), instruction from the Beijing Center faculty and Loyola faculty.
Costs not included in the program fee are airfare, tuition, ground transportation, insurance, and travel visa (see below).
- Students will need to obtain a Travel Visa (not a student visa) three months prior to departure (cost is approximately $150-$200). www.chinaconsulatechicago.org/eng/xw
- On-Campus housing is a five story walk-up with no elevator.