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  • Locations: Nanjing, China
  • Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


This class will introduce students to communication theory and practice developed in ancient Greece and China. Economic globalization and the increased world travel have brought Americans into direct contact with East Asian peoples and their cultures. At the same time, individuals with an East Asian background are making a strong presence in the United States. The urgency to understand East Asian peoples--their cultures, their languages, and their ways of reasoning--is being felt by a majority of Americans. This class will focus on the rhetorical traditions that have grown out of ancient Greece and China. We will not only read ancient and modern texts but also watch movies produced in China and the United States to understand philosophies, literatures, and communication arts in the two world civilizations. The class will have opportunities to interact with college students in China to develop cross-cultural understanding. In this embedded course, students can choose to spend two additional weeks at Nanjing University at the end of the spring semester to further their understanding of Chinese culture and rhetorical tradition for one additional credit. All readings and class discussions are in English. 


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Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
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Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • Pre-requisite - ENGL 15 
  • This course is open to students of all majors at University Park only
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing not available at this time.


Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Xiaoye You by emailing xuy10@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader.


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer-Embedded 2017 04/15/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer-Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
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Rolling Admission 05/03/2018 05/17/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Xiaoye You by emailing xuy10@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed