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Study Globalization in China Signs of globalization -- worker prepares Coca-Cola display in Shanghai. 2004 Shanghai Global Institute photo by Miranda Ko.

Study Globalization in China

UCLA's unique summer program combines courses on globalization, language, with field study in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The 2005 Shanghai and Hong Kong Global Institutes

Shanghai
This program explores the relationship between old and new in Shanghai, concentrating on the city's booming economy, the role of the socialist political system, and how the lives of people have changed as the economic system has been reformed and China has welcomed foreign investment. Students will examine how globalization has been experienced in the Shanghai region. Lectures, seminars, and field work will probe the promise and perils of political, economic, and social change in one of the world's most dynamic cities.

Short courses in "survival Chinese" are part of the program. We anticipate placing a select group of students in internships with Chinese and international firms and agencies. These internships run four to five weeks and begin August 2, 2005.

UC students are eligible for the same financial aid available to them at their home campuses. The FAFSA is due by March 2, 2005.

Please read the following story to learn more about last year's program

Program: Saturday, June 25 through Saturday, July 30, 2005

Director: Yunxiang Yan, UCLA Professor of Anthropology

Courses (students completing the courses receive 8 quarter units):
GS 110A: Globalization in Context
GS 110B: Globalization In Context Research Seminar

For additional information, call UCLA summer sessions at 310 825-2460 or write travel@summer.ucla.edu.

Shanghai Summer Sessions website

Fee for UC Students: $3,500 covering registration, course fees, housing, and field trips. Fees for other students are available at Summer Sessions website.

Hong Kong
This program will explore Hong Kong’s role as a global city and as a gateway to East Asia, concentrating on the trajectory of the city’s politics and economics and their impact on the lives of residents. Classroom sessions will be coupled with field trips around Hong Kong and to the Pearl River Delta in neighboring Guangdong province, one of the fastest growing regions not just of China but also of the world. Short courses in survival Chinese will be available to all students on the program.

UC students are eligible for the same financial aid available to them at their home campuses. The FAFSA is due by March 2, 2005. Merit-based scholarships will be available for select UCLA students. Click here for the application.

Program: Saturday, June 25 through Saturday, July 30, 2005

Director: Richard Baum, Director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and Professor of Political Science

Courses (students completing the courses receive 8 quarter units):
GS 110A: Globalization in Context
GS 110B: Globalization In Context Research Seminar

UC students are eligible for the same financial aid available to them at their home campuses. The FAFSA is due by March 2, 2005. Merit-based scholarships will be available for select UCLA students. Click here for the application.

Hong Kong Summer Sessions website

Fee for UC Students: $3,500 covering registration, course fees, housing, and field trips. Fees for other students are available at Summer Sessions website.


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