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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Hangzhou, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer I
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: College of Fine & Applied Arts Credits: 6 credits
Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

China COM 9

Program Description

Advertising, Media, and Culture in China

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.

This study abroad program offers a unique opportunity for students to enjoy learning of how culture influences advertising, public relations, and other communication artifacts. Join us for a 3-week trip into cities where traditional meets modern, and learn the Chinese advertising and PR practices from scholars and professionals. Places visited include capital city Beijing, financial hub Shanghai, and paradise city Hangzhou. You will be able to learn more about global advertising and PR while have a lot of fun exploring a culture that is completely different from yours. All majors are invited to participate. No prior advertising or PR experience is required.

Courses

COM 4040 – International Advertising – 3 credits
COM 3545 – Experiential Culture Learning in China – 3 credits

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $5,124.78

Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 647.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: visa, immunizations, personal expenses, and additional meals.

*US citizens (and some non-US citizens) will need to apply for a visa before entering China. Your leaders will give you additional information on visas.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost.  Please go to this link and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300.00 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,608.26 1/31/2019
Final Payment $1,608.26 2/28/2019
Final Payment $1,608.26 3/31/2019

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 05/14/19 to 06/03/19.

Pre-Program Meetings

TBA

Post-Program Meetings

TBA

Program Leaders

Dr. Shanshan Lou
Department of Communication
lous@appstate.edu

With more than 10 years of international travel and education experience, Dr. Lou is dedicated to building bridges among classroom learning, international travel and internships. Dr. Lou is a big believer of learning through travel. As an international faculty and scholar, Dr. Lou is passionate about delivering content from different perspectives and encouraging students’ global thinking. As a Chinese native, Dr. Lou is ready to show you a different China through many non-tourist sites in these three famous tourist cities. The relationships she has built with local and international agencies and universities help students develop a more comprehensive understanding about China and its business models.

Dr. Jiangxue Han
Department of Communication
hanj2@appstate.edu

Dr. Jiangxue (Ashley) Han is originally from Beijing, China. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. Her teaching and research interests focus on public relations and intercultural communication. Jiangxue has abundant international travel experiences in South Asia, and she been an associate of the study abroad program to China since 2016.
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2019 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.