TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 9, 2013) – TCC has extended the
Summer 2014 China Study Abroad application deadline to January 30, 2014. Interested
students should contact TCC professor Lee Kitchen at (850) 201-8336 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a link to the online application.
TCC students and professors will travel to Tianjin, China,
May 7 – June 18, 2014. All transportation, meals and admissions to museums and
events are included in the price of $4,750. The courses taken as a part of the
program qualify for financial aid and there are even a limited number of
partial scholarships for some students. A $199 non-refundable security deposit
is due by January 30.
Based in the modern city of Tianjin, the fourth largest city
in China, students experience the old and the new and work with Chinese
students in English to build a real business plan for a real product from
Florida. Students will take two classes for credit: Small Business Management
(SMB 2000) and Introduction to Chinese Culture (IDS 1195) for a total of six
credit hours. Students will also travel within Tianjin and to other cities to
enjoy China’s culture and history. Students will be offered Tai Chi lessons
each week and can attend a session on preparing Chinese Dumplings, a musical
performance and a calligraphy workshop.
The TCC team travels to Beijing for the weekend (includes
the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and one night in a four-star
hotel). The second out-of-town excursion will be to either Xi'an, the ancient
capital of China and home of the Terracotta Warriors or to Shanghai for an
overnight stay and then on to one of the famous water towns or villages outside
of Shanghai for the evening. A third excursion may include travel to Mount
Panshan and stay overnight in a farmer’s village.
“The experiences TCC students receive by working with teams
of Chinese students open minds and provide a perspective they could never
obtain in just a classroom environment,” said program director Lee Kitchen.
For more information on the Summer 2014 China
Study Abroad Program, visit TCC’s Study Abroad Site.