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San Diego State University and Xiamen University conduct a two-week criminal law course comparing China’s criminal justice system with that of the United States. The course will cover the Chinese Constitution, the criminal code, and the code of criminal procedure.
Xiamen is a beautiful city and major tourist destination. Located in southeast China across from Taiwan, Xiamen has a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 3.5 million. The climate is slightly warmer than San Diego’s with less humidity.
Xiamen University was founded in the 1920s and today has modern classrooms with the latest technology for teaching. It is a showplace for national and international visitors and welcomes many international students who come to learn Chinese. SDSU and Xiamen University are linked through the SDSU Confucius Institute.
June 28-July 12, 2014
All participants will register in three units of SDSU credit: CJ 550 Study Abroad: Criminal Justice. The course includes 45 class hours of criminal justice and 15 hours of introductory Chinese (no academic credit). The criminal justice and language courses will be conducted from 8-12:30 pm each weekday and the culture courses will be taught twice a week in the afternoon.
Beyond the Classroom
The program will include two optional cultural tours and two mandatory professional tours (court and police agency). Other optional excursions may also be available.
Participants will be housed in a double (shared) room either on campus or within walking distance of Xiamen University. There are student cafeterias and restaurants on campus and a multitude of good restaurants just outside the campus. A complete lunch can be purchased for approximately $2.50 USD.
Included in the Fee
- Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
- Chinese language instruction (no academic credit)
- Two professional tours
- Some excursions
- Pre-departure orientation
- International health insurance
- Transportation to and from airport
NOT Included in the Fee
- Three nights double accommodation (approx. $60)
- One-way high speed train ticket to Shanghai (approx. $60)
The College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any changes to program activities. If minimum enrollment is not achieved, the program may be cancelled.
April 11, 2014.
Admission and Prerequisites
- Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public.
- SDSU students must be in good academic standing.
- Minimum age to participate is 18.
All participants must complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation. Details will be sent after acceptance into the program.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as airfare is not included in the program price. In the event the program is cancelled, the College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any airfare cancellation fees incurred.
All participants must travel with a valid passport. See China Country Specific Information.
Participation in this program requires only a tourist visa valid for 30 days. The visa can be obtained from the Los Angeles Chinese Consulate, and one-day express service is available. The requirements for the tourist visa can be found at their web site. Please contact Professor Cleary for more information regarding obtaining visas.
Adjunct Professor John Cleary, having taught at SDSU since 1989, has conducted the Moscow summer Russian Criminal Justice program for ten years and is now studying Chinese at Xiamen University. He will co-teach the course with a Xiamen law professor and will be the instructor of record for the program. For questions about visas, in country activities, transportation, accommodations, and academics, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-9400