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Study in China with TCC in Summer 2011

By: TCC Release
By: TCC Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 22, 2010) –

Tallahassee Community College is providing students with an opportunity to study in Tianjin, China, from May 7-June 17, 2011.

Located just 30 minutes from the capital city of Beijing, Tianjin is China’s third-largest city – modern, with a blend of historical western architecture and the center of modern Chinese history.

While in Tianjin, TCC students will earn six hours of credit towards their A.A. degree while studying at Tianjin Foreign Studies University. Students will take Chinese Culture (IDS1195), which is taught by a Chinese professor who is proficient in English. The course will focus on Chinese history and culture, as well as basic Chinese language expressions and words.

Students will also take International Business (GEB2955), working in teams with Chinese students who speak English. During this course, students will develop a plan for a Chinese business, one that will eventually be exported to the United States.

During the two-month stay, students will live in the Foreign Students Dormitory, located on the University’s main campus. The facility is staffed with 24-hour security and each room – which will house two students – has a bathroom, air conditioning, television and Internet access. One night each week, students will stay at Tianjin’s suburban campus, where they will also have a dorm room and be able to visit with their Chinese team members.

The six-week program includes week-end excursions to Beijing and Shanghai. Other excursions will include a tour of historical sections of Tianjin, a river cruise exploring Tianjin’s newly-developed waterfront and select museums, theaters and markets in Tianjin and a weekend stay in a Chinese mountain village.

Total cost of the program (excluding airfare) is $4,799 and includes tuition, meals, room and board, and excursions. Airfare is separate and the responsibility of the student. The fares vary and could range from $1,000 to $1,500 for a round trip ticket.

Students interested in studying in China should have a minimum 2.50 GPA and should have already completed or be currently enrolled in GEB1011 (Introduction to Business) or a similar course, as well as an accounting class. Students should have already completed or be in the process of completing the basic English course requirements for the A.A. degree, as well as college level algebra or statistics.

Students interested in the program should request an application by emailing Lee Kitchen at kitchenl@tcc.fl.edu. Upon filling out the application, students should drop it off in the TPP Division Office or mail to:

TCC China Study Abroad Program

c/o Lee Kitchen, TPP Division

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due with the application. The application deadline is January 14.

TCC will accept a maximum of 24 students into the program.

For more information, contact Lee Kitchen at kitchenl@tcc.fl.edu.


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