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  • Locations: Chengdu, China
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Early Fall
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

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QUICK FACTS
Location Chengdu, China
Academic Term Early Fall 2018
August 19- September 8, 2018
Estimated Program Fee $1300
Credits 5 UW credits
Prerequisites Applicants must be matriculated UW students who are currently enrolled in a modern Chinese language class or have recently taken First-Year Chinese or higher. Students must also be U.S. citizens or U.S. legal permanent residents.
Program Director Yuqing Cao | ycao@uw.edu
Program Manager Darielle Horsey | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2018
Information Sessions Feb. 8th: 3:30-5:00pm SWS 032
 
Please email ycao@uw.edu for more information.
HIGHLIGHTS
General This very affordable Study Abroad program is specifically designed for UW students who are currently taking or have recently taken modern Chinese language classes at the UW. Most expenses in China (tuition, room and board, domestic airfare) will be paid for by the Confucius Institute.
 

Program Description

Chinese Bridge Study Trips 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 trip 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 (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.


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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Chengdu, China

Sites

Sichuan University, Panda Base in Chengdu, Dujiangyan Ancient Irrigation System, Sanxingdui Relics, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Qingcheng, Mengding Mountain, and more.

Housing

Students will be living in Sichuan University's Foreign Student Dormitory.

Field Trips

Sichuan University, Panda Base in Chengdu, Dujiangyan Ancient Irrigation System, Sanxingdui Relics, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Qingcheng, Mengding Mountain, and more.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Applicants must be matriculated UW students who are currently enrolled in a modern Chinese language class or have recently taken First-Year Chinese or higher. Students must also be U.S. citizens or U.S. legal permanent residents.

Credits

5 UW Credits

Courses

CHIN 145/245/345/445: First-Year/Second-Year/Third-Year/Fourth-Year Chinese Foreign Studies (5 Credits, 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, Asian Languages and Literature, Program Director


ycao@uw.edu

Liping Yu, Asian Languages and Literature, Co-Director


lyu@uw.edu

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $1300

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $800)
  • Food (about $#/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: October 13, 2018

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 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.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  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. Here 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 attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

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 a contract has been submitted. 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 are 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 form 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 signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.