Study Abroad in China

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Will the 21st century will be “the Chinese century”?

Program Dates:
November 25-December 11

Application Deadline:
May 1

Program Directors:
Li Jin and John Shanahan

MOL 323: China’s Cultural Soft Power and its Future
ENG 235: Science Fiction

Liberal Studies Domains:
Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)
Arts and Literature (AL)

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Over the past few decades, China has become a global powerhouse by manufacturing for export. As “factory to the world,” China since the early 1980s has grown its economy to become the second largest binomial GDP and the largest by purchasing power parity (Source: IMF data). In several industries, for example mobile sharing platforms, robotics, AI (artificial intelligence), and renewable energy, China aims to be the world leader. At the same time, China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative is poised to project Chinese socio-political and economic power as a paramount leader connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Inevitably, China’s cultural influence is also getting more notable around the world. One example is Chinese science fiction, which has attracted unprecedented attention outside China in recent years.

The program aims to help DePaul students develop a critical understanding of China’s cultural soft power and a sober view of the world’s future with China as an important player through engaging reading materials, class discussions, and a two-week visit in China. Topics to be covered in pre- and post- courses include China’s historical dynamics, cultural traditions, pop culture, science fiction, politics, and economy. The study abroad trip will begin in Shanghai where we will meet the academics and entrepreneurs to discuss contemporary society, science fiction, and the future “as seen from China.” We will explore some of the city’s newest technological innovations, the arts and literature, and architecture. From Shanghai, we will take day-trips to the nearby cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou to experience the interaction of China’s cultural tradition with modern innovations. In Beijing, we will explore a mega-city struggling with different possible urban futures. Our site visits in Beijing and the nearby “planned” city of Xiong’an will be linked to discussions with urban planners, artists, writers, scholars, and government officials.


Fulbright Competition Now Open

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Fulbright is a prestigious scholarship that funds students to either study/ research or teach English overseas for an academic year. It is open to students of all disciplines and goes to 140 countries. A student must have graduated to receive a Fulbright, but she can apply as early as the Fall of her senior year. Graduate students and alumni are also eligible. Click on the press release above for more information.

Study Abroad Writing Workshops

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This summer, UNO Writing Workshops abroad is offering a month-long program in Cork, Ireland with courses in creative writing, literature, theater, film, and communications. They also offer an intimate poetry program at Ezra Pound’s former home, Brunnenburg Castle, in the Italian Alps. Both programs accept graduate and undergraduate students from around the country.

For more information, click on the flyers above.

Info Session: Study Abroad in Berlin

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You are invited to a special information session on DePaul law school’s Berlin Study Abroad program, “Law & Critical Social Justice.” Each summer, this American Bar Association approved program invites select undergraduate and graduate students outside of the College of Law to join this interdisciplinary program at the world-renowned Humboldt University of Berlin where students will take two courses on Intersectionality & Human Rights and History, Memory & Law for 8 LAS credits. Find out how you can satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement or LSP requirements for Social, Cultural, Behavioral Inquiry or Understanding the Past.

Wed, Jan. 31st from 3-4pm
Rosati Room #300
Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.

Snacks will be provided.

RSVP today!

Find more information on The National Jurist and on DePaul’s website.

Apply for the program here.

Study Abroad Fair

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Got the travel bug? Mark your calendars for DePaul’s Study Abroad Fair, where you will learn about short-term faculty-led programs, term-long programs (quarter up to a full year) as well as non-DePaul program options. Bon voyage!

Tuesday, September 26
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Room 120AB