Summer abroad is a good way to have a short-term study abroad experience. Many of the program sponsors HMC partners with for semester programs also provide summer opportunities. These opportunities offer students a chance to take interesting language and culture courses in countries all around the world! If you're interested in this type of summer opportunty, you can visit the following websites: Arcadia, IFSA-Butler, CIEE, IES
Program Sponsor: Chinese Studies Insitute(CSI)
Program Name: E84 in China
Language of Instruction: English
Program Eligibility: 2.5 GPA, HMC good standing
Curriculum: Engineeering, Liberal Arts
Description: In this program engineering students have a unique opportunity to study abroad in the capital of the People's Republic of China. As one of the most populous cities in the world. Bejing is also China's political, cultural, and educational center.
Academics: Students enroll in three courses totaling 8 credits: HMC's Intro to Electrical Engineering (E84) two credits, a course entitled China Transformation three credits, and a three credit Chinese language course. All courses are taught by CSI staff on the campus of Peking University, a major research university and one of the top universities in the world. Classroom learning is supplemented by weekend excursions and study trips.
Housing: Students live in on-campus suites.
Cost: $5000 (includes tuition, housing, activities, and domestic travels). Food and international airfare are the student's responsibility.
Faculty contact: Prof. Ruye Wang
Comment: Non-engineers may enroll in the Chinese culture and language courses and waive the E84 course.
TO APPLY: Students must complete the HMC Summer Application by February 15. Students will also complete the CSI application at a later date.
Read about Trevor Apple's summer '11 experience in Beijing