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HACC China - Life Cycle Development

Term To Study: Spring 2020
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
Program Starts: May 21, 2020
Program Ends: May 31, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,450
Program Locations: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an
Contact Phone: 717-358-2923
Contact Name: Ming Gao, Professor
Contact Email: mygao@hacc.edu
What is Included: • Tuition and fees for 3 HACC credits
• Round trip air transportation
• Accommodations onsite
• Admission to sites & attractions that are part of the program’s
• Entry Visa
• Travel insurance
• All meals in China
What is not Included: • Course book/s and materials
• Some meals
• Required immunizations
• Required visas
• Optional visits to tourist, art, and historical sites
• Valid US passport
• Personal spending money
Program Description

Learn how the Chinese culture influences human development

This PSYC 209 Life Cycle Development in China course is designed to give students a unique opportunity to learn how human development may be shaped or impacted by the culture one lives in. Students will learn about Chinese history, traditions, customs, and more while exploring historically and culturally significant sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, and Yuyuan Garden. In addition, students will take a closer look at local people’s lives through visits to a children’s palace, a local resident’s home, a senior citizens’ home, a village, and via conversions with Chinese students at a local university.

During travel, students will be required to conduct a mini research project through collection of data from personal observations, surveys and/or interviews of the local people. The research projects are to help students gain insight about how human characters, behaviors, dreams, and concerns may reflect the culture they live in.

This is a required course for nursing majors and can work as a general transfer elective for most other HACC majors.

Scholarships up to $1,000 are available through HACC Foundation. Applying for scholarships does not guarantee receipt of funds. If you qualify, financial aid can be applied to the program fee. Contact the Financial Aid office on your campus.

• Beijing: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and Beijing International Studies University
• Shanghai: the Yuyuan Garden and the Bund
• Xi’an: the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and the ancient City Wall
• Bullet train ride from Xi’an to Beijing

PSYC209 - 3 credits
Pre-req: PSYC209
Travel dates: May 21-31, 2020

Quick Facts

Population: 1343239923
Capital: Beijing
Per-capita GDP: $ 8500
Size: 9596961 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 08:00 hours) Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Chongqing, Urumqi

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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