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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Hangzhou, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: College of Fine & Applied Arts Credits: 3 credits
Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

China COM 9

Program Description

Advertising, Media, and Culture in China

This study abroad program offers a valuable opportunity for students to learn how culture influences media and other communication artifacts. Join us for a 12-day trip into three major cities where traditional meets modern, and learn advertising, PR and media business from scholars and practitioners in China. Places visited include capital city Beijing, financial hub Shanghai, and paradise city Hangzhou. You will have a wonderful experience exploring a culture that is completely different from yours. All majors are invited to participate.

Courses

COM 3545-145 – 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.

Paid to Appalachian State
  3 credits
App Tuition & Fees1 Student Accounts
Program Cost2 $4,490.40
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee..


Estimated Additional Costs
  Summer
Meals $150-200
Personal Expenses3 $200–$400
Visa4 $300
Immunizations $100
Passport $150
3Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
4Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering China. 

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. 
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300.00 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,396.80 1/31/21
2nd Payment $1,396.80 2/28/21
3rd Payment $1,396.80 3/31/21

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 Laura Blalock PRIOR to applying to the program.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 


For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 05/11/21 to 05/22/21.

Pre-Program Meetings

4-5 Pre-program meetings; dates and times TBD.

Post-Program Meetings

1-2 Post-program meetings; dates and times TBD.

Program Leaders

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.

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.
 

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 and pay by cash, check, or debit card.
      • 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.
    • Pay through the Touchnet online payment system.  If using the Touchnet system please make sure that you are making the payment for the international charges.  Please see the Touchnet Payment Instructions.pdf
  5. SEND YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • During the pandemic, OIED is unable to receive signed applications in our office.
      • To expedite processing of your application, scan it or use your smartphone to photograph it in its entirety and send the digital copy to hagenm@appstate.edu. Then follow one of the two steps below. 
        • If you are on campus, put the signed application in an envelope clearly marked "OIED" and hand it to a clerk at the campus post office. No postage is necessary.
        • If you are off campus, mail it to Appalachian State University, Attn: OIED, ASU Box 32803, Boone, NC 28608. Please note that there is no need to send it by Priority Mail, certified mail, or by courier (e.g., UPS or FedEx). First class mailing is sufficient. 
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon receipt of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to view the Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop slide presentation prior to submitting the signed application to OIED.
 

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones, 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 03/15/2021 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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.