WCCCSA Program – Shanghai, China Summer 2020

Dawn of Shanghai at Pudong
shanghai skyline and huangpu river with rosy clouds of dawn

This is a WCCCSA program. For how to start the application, please refer to “How to Apply” page.

Start Date:Aug 24, 2020

End Date: Sep 16, 2020

Deadline to apply

Application deadline: April 20, 2020 ($250 deposit due)

Balance Payment deadline: May 18th, 2020 ($2,749 remaining balance due) 

 

Course: HUMAN 205. Chinese Language and Culture ( 5 cr.)

 

Program fee includes:

  • Daily excursions including Grand Canal Voyage, West Lake, Temple of the Soul’s Retreat, Yu Garden, and the Bund
  • Guided excursions including day trips to Huangshan (mountain retreat that features Chinese traditional education and classroom) and Zhujiajiao (water town that dates back to dynastic China)
  • Admissions to the Jewish Refugees Museum and the Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Night Show
  • Chinese food making, calligraphy lessons, and tea ceremony
  • 3 meals a day for the entire program (at the college cafeteria or local restaurants)
  • Laundry services
  • Shuttle services to all arranged excursions, airport pick up and drop off on assigned arrival and departure dates
  • Orientation and farewell parties
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Medical and travel insurance

 

Program fee doesn’t include:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • College tuition and fees (paid to your home campus)
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Other personal expense not listed here

 

Program documents:

WCCCSA-Budget-Request-Shanghai 2020

Shanghai Program Brochure 2020

Program Info

For three and a half weeks, students will travel in Eastern China, primarily visiting three cities.

Shanghai embodies the intersection of old and new in China. Gleaming skyscrapers and supermodern shopping malls stand next to Buddhist temples that are hundreds of years old. The futuristic architecture along the east bank of the Huangpu river faces foreign banks and trading houses built in the early 1900s.

Hangzhou is among the most popular cities for Chinese tourists, with many famous figures and poets throughout Chinese history having resided or governed there. It is best known for West Lake, a scenic body of water with a backdrop of low, rolling hills. The area is also home to Buddhist and Daoist temples, as well as Longjing tea plantations.

The nearby relatively small city of Shaoxing is crisscrossed by canals, often lined with traditional homes. And don’t let the smell make you shy away – the local favorite snack Stinky Tofu is a delight.

HOUSING

For the first two weeks in Shaoxing and Hangzhou, students will stay in shared rooms in the dormitory at Zhejiang University of Technology. In Shanghai, for the remaining week and a half, students will stay in shared rooms at a 3-star hotel. All housing will include free wi-fi.

EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES

  • Daily excursions include Grand Canal Voyage, West Lake, Temple of the Soul’s Retreat, Yu Garden, and the Bund
  • Day trips to Huangshan (mountain retreat that features Chinese traditional education and classroom) and Zhujiajiao (water town that dates back to dynastic China)
  • Jewish Refugees Museum in Shanghai and the Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Night Show
  • Chinese food making, calligraphy lessons, and tea ceremony

PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION (mandatory)

  • Date: July TBD
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: Shoreline Community College

What to bring:

  • Signed copy of the Student Guidelines
  • Copy of your passport
  • Flight itineraries
  • Notepad to take notes
  • And questions

You should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever you feel should attend with you. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be included.

Last Updated January 21, 2020