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Alum have pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace Corps, engaged in various kinds of

You. Living in a foreign culture. Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community. That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

www.bestsemester.com/csp/student_life/

made a career in

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

service work, or the U.S. related to China Studies.

Recommended & Required Credits Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N

12

Total Credits

3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

E l e cti v e s

15-18

Total Credits

3 3 3 1 1

Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The business concentration provides the possibility of an international business internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

17–18

Total Credits

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

Still want to know more?

BestSemester 321 8th St. NE Washington DC 20002

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/ southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

T H E

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / c s p


Alum have pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace Corps, engaged in various kinds of

You. Living in a foreign culture. Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community. That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

www.bestsemester.com/csp/student_life/

made a career in

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

service work, or the U.S. related to China Studies.

Recommended & Required Credits Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N

12

Total Credits

3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

E l e cti v e s

15-18

Total Credits

3 3 3 1 1

Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The business concentration provides the possibility of an international business internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

17–18

Total Credits

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

Still want to know more?

BestSemester 321 8th St. NE Washington DC 20002

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/ southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

T H E

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / c s p


Alum have pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace Corps, engaged in various kinds of

You. Living in a foreign culture. Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community. That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

www.bestsemester.com/csp/student_life/

made a career in

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

service work, or the U.S. related to China Studies.

Recommended & Required Credits Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N

12

Total Credits

3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

E l e cti v e s

15-18

Total Credits

3 3 3 1 1

Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The business concentration provides the possibility of an international business internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

17–18

Total Credits

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

Still want to know more?

BestSemester 321 8th St. NE Washington DC 20002

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/ southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

T H E

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / c s p


Recommended & Required Credits

Alum have

You. Living in a foreign culture.

pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace

Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The

Corps, engaged in

alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community.

center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group

various kinds of

through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

service work, or

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

made a career in

www.bestsemester.com/csp/student_life/

the U.S. related to China Studies.

Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

3 3 3 3

Total Credits

12

E l e cti v e s Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

3 3 3 1 1

Total Credits

15-18

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Credits

17–18

business concentration provides the possibility of an international business

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

BestSemester 321 8th St. NE Washington DC 20002

southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/

Still want to know more?

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

T H E

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / c s p

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.


Recommended & Required Credits

Alum have

You. Living in a foreign culture.

pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace

Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The

Corps, engaged in

alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community.

center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group

various kinds of

through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

service work, or

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

made a career in

www.bestsemester.com/csp/student_life/

the U.S. related to China Studies.

Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

3 3 3 3

Total Credits

12

E l e cti v e s Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

3 3 3 1 1

Total Credits

15-18

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Credits

17–18

business concentration provides the possibility of an international business

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

BestSemester 321 8th St. NE Washington DC 20002

southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/

Still want to know more?

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

T H E

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / c s p

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.


Recommended & Required Credits

Alum have

You. Living in a foreign culture.

pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace

Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The

Corps, engaged in

alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community.

center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group

various kinds of

through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

service work, or

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

made a career in

www.bestsemester.com/csp/student_life/

the U.S. related to China Studies.

Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

3 3 3 3

Total Credits

12

E l e cti v e s Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

3 3 3 1 1

Total Credits

15-18

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Credits

17–18

business concentration provides the possibility of an international business

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

BestSemester 321 8th St. NE Washington DC 20002

southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/

Still want to know more?

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

T H E

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / c s p

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.


Recommended & Required Credits

Alum have

You. Living in a foreign culture.

pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace

Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The

Corps, engaged in

alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community.

center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group

various kinds of

through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

service work, or

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

made a career in

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the U.S. related to China Studies.

Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

3 3 3 3

Total Credits

12

E l e cti v e s Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

3 3 3 1 1

Total Credits

15-18

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Total Credits

17–18

business concentration provides the possibility of an international business

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

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S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

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southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

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that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

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T H E

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China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.


Alum have pursued a wide variety of tracks post-CSP. Many have come back to China to teach English, study Chinese, or go into business. Others have gone into the Peace Corps, engaged in various kinds of

You. Living in a foreign culture. Learning a very foreign language. Exposed to different values and habits. The center of more attention than you’ve ever been before. But you’re not doing this alone. Dealing with and responding to culture-shock is best done in community. That’s why the CSP emphasizes life together. You connect with the group through Bible study, worship and discussion. You talk about your faith, living in China and what this means for life back home. It makes all the difference when

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made a career in

you’re doing this with fellow believers.

service work, or the U.S. related to China Studies.

Recommended & Required Credits Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. In addition to the core courses, each student will take concentration-specific courses or electives.

Core CoursE All students take courses in Chinese Language, History, Contemporary Society and Intercultural Communication. Here is how the course credits add up for each concentration:

C H I N A S T U D I ES C O N C E N T R A T I O N

12

Total Credits

3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society

E l e cti v e s

15-18

Total Credits

3 3 3 1 1

Chinese II Dimensions of East Asian Culture Eastern Philosophy & Religions Chinese Painting Tai Chi (Physical Education)

China Studies Concentration students must take at least one 3-credit elective. They may also take either Chinese Painting and/or Tai Chi, 1-credit, electives. Note: Dimensions of East Asian Culture includes both of these 1-credit electives, as well as hands-on Chinese cooking and lectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and society from an insider’s perspective. While immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between two concentrations: China Studies and International Business. The business concentration provides the possibility of an international business internship in China. All students also study Mandarin—contemporary standard Chinese. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables

B US I N ESS C O N C E N T R A T I O N

17–18

Total Credits

2–3 3 3 3 3 3

Chinese I (or Advanced Chinese) Chinese History Intercultural Communication Contemporary Society International Business in China Business Internship

B u s in e s s I nt e r n s hi p The Internship Coordinator will make every attempt to match students to internships that will provide meaningful work experience for three weeks. Students will work full-time (40+hrs/week) usually with Chinese companies, occasionally with Western companies. Currently, nearly all of these internship placements are in Xiamen city. In the spring semester, it is occasionally possible for an internship to extend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If such a match isn’t possible, you still could take any one of 3-credit electives: Chinese II, Dimensions of East Asian Culture, or Eastern Philosophy & Religions (see above).

students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China from an informed, Christ-centered perspective. The program recommends that students be granted the equivalent of 15-18 hours of credits by their home institution.

www.bestsemester.com/csp/academics/

S e r v ic e C o m p o n e nt As part of the Contemporary Society course, students engage in a one-week service project in a more rural part of China. Students teach English to schoolchildren on a daily basis and/or do odd jobs that are helpful to our hosts (such as house-painting, ditch-digging, pouring cement, etc.). Overwhelmingly, students view this project as the highlight of the semester.

w w w. b e s t s e m e s t e r . c o m / CS P

Still want to know more?

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a program of the

www.bestsemester.com/csp/overview/ southern regions of China—a wide sampling of a huge and diverse country. Forbidden City) and Shanghai. Overall, you’ll spend time in the northwest, northeast and (the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the module), a week in rural China for a service project, and a week touring sites in Beijing

that complement each other for a full life. and sour, activity and passivity, are opposites expectations, generosity and obligation, sweet is in understanding that low profile and high the way the Chinese mind perceives life. It you’d never imagined. Dynamic balance is will see your world view changing in ways teary goodbye with Chinese friends, you first time you eat baozi for breakfast till your at the China Studies Program. From the You will never be the same after your semester

CSP China Studies Program

The CSP also spends two weeks in the ancient capital city of Xi’an (as part of the History Xiamen University is located by the South China Sea in sub-tropical southeastern China. students are then hosted by Xiamen University for ten weeks throughout the semester.

After spending the first eight days of the csp in hong kong

T H E

China is just like the United States – if you turned it upside down and backwards.

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China Studies Program