How does summer studying in China sound? This coming summer, one of UFV’s partner universities, Wuhan University in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province in China, is offering UFV students the opportunity to participate in a cultural and language immersion experience. The session will run from May 7 to 28, 2013.
Local families will provide participants with free homestay placements. Students who apply before January 20, 2013, can take advantage of a 50% discount on the $350 tuition fee.
The three-week study course includes two weeks of cultural and language study and an optional one-week sightseeing tour of Beijing and Shanghai, at an additional estimated cost of $330 CAD (based on 2012 prices).
In addition to Mandarin courses, students will get to practise calligraphy, Tai Chi and Chinese paper cutting. They will also take part in cultural events and visit local scenic spots and historical sites.
Canadian students who wish to get work experience can apply for the paid co-op option, which provides them with the opportunity to teach English at Wuhan University. Students choosing the co-op option may receive up to 3000 RMB (around $490 CAD) to subsidize their travel costs.
UFV students who take part in this short-term study tour can earn 3 UFV credits, equivalent to Mandarin 210 (Chinese Culture and Civilization).
Those who are interested in the study tour should apply early: there are only 25 spots available, open to students from all the schools that partner with Wuhan University. Contact StudyAbroad@ufv.ca to reserve your spot.