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  • Locations: Chengdu, China
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Early Fall
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Program Information:

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Location Chengdu, China
Academic Term Early Fall
08/24/2019 - 09/13/2019
Estimated Program Fee $1,300
Credits 5
Prerequisites You are eligible to apply if you meet all these requirements: 1. You are a matriculated UW student. 2. You are currently enrolled in a modern Chinese language class or have recently taken First-Year Chinese or higher. 3. You are a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident (non-Chinese passport holder).
Program Directors Yuqing Cao | ycao@uw.edu
Program Manager Darielle Horsey | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2019
Extended Application Deadline March 3, 2019
Information Sessions February 7, 3:30-5:00 PM, SMI 313
HIGHLIGHTS
General This extremely affordable three-week trip to China offers 5 UW credits. The program consists of Chinese language and culture classes at Sichuan University in Chengdu and many field trips to various locations in Shanghai (or Beijing) and Sichuan Province. Tuition, room and board, and travel costs in China are paid for by the Confucius Institute.
 

Program Description

Chinese Bridge Study Tours are Chinese language and culture immersion programs sponsored by Confucius Institutes all over the world, designed to give college students a direct and deep experience with Chinese language and culture through classes, and visits to local historical and cultural heritage sites. This study tour is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Literature and the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington. It is ideal for students who have recently taken modern Chinese language classes at the UW. Students will engage in diverse activities during their stay in China, including interactive language classes, Chinese culture classes (paper cutting, calligraphy, ink and wash painting, tea ceremony, martial arts), cultural exchanges (activities with Chinese students), and sight-seeing to many historical and cultural attractions of Sichuan and its capital, Chengdu (including the Giant Panda Research Center and the Leshan Giant Buddha). The program is hosted by our partner institution Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Participation will be limited to 20 students, accompanied by a UW faculty member. Only U.S citizens and U.S. legal permanent residents are eligible to participate in this program.
 

LOCATION

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Sites

Chengdu, China

Housing

Student dormitories

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you meet all these requirements: 1. You are a matriculated UW student. 2. You are currently enrolled in a modern Chinese language class or have recently taken First-Year Chinese or higher. 3. You are a U.S. citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident (non-Chinese passport holder). There are no special physical requirements for this program.

Credits

5 UW Quarter Credits

Courses

CHIN 145/245/345/445: First-Year/Second-Year/Third-Year/Fourth-Year Chinese Foreign Studies (5 credits) CHIN 245/345/445: VLPA

This is an intensive Chinese language and culture immersion program designed to give UW Chinese language students direct and exciting experience with Chinese language and culture through different types of classes, interaction with students at Sichuan University, visits to historical sites, and various traditional and modern cultural activities. Upon arriving at the host university, Sichuan University, the program director will assist Chinese language faculty at the Sichuan University to test and assign students to different levels of Chinese language classes. Students who successfully complete this program with receive 5 credits for Foreign Study CHIN 145, CHIN 245, CHIN 345 or CHIN 445, depending on their Chinese class level. Credits earned from this program cannot be used to satisfy Chinese major or minor language requirements.

Learning goals include:
Practice Chinese language skills acquired in UW classrooms in an authentic native language environment. Improve Chinese language skills in real life situations and through communication with native speakers. Learn more about Chinese history, culture, society and people through first-hand experience and interaction with both Chinese students at the host university and the general public. Become more comfortable speaking Chinese with native speakers.

 



 

 


 

 


 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Yuqing Cao
Lecturer full-time, Asian Languages and Literature


ycao@uw.edu

 

 

 

 

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $1,300

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Program activities and program travel 
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $750-1,000)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.64/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: October 11, 2019

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW Study Abroad administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Below are some ways to find additional support.

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure online orientation provided by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You will be able to access the online orientation through your study abroad application once you have been accepted to a program. Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal application is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a withdrawal application to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.