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Spend two weeks at beautiful southern Chinese city Xiamen and explore sciences, policies, business, and life on “Global Climate Change and Environment Vulnerability.” This two week program is a collaborative course between SDSU and Xiamen University, one of the top academic institutions in China. This program is open to students at all levels. Students will live in a hotel-style dormitory and participate in exciting day-long excursions in addition to attending lectures, group discussions, and cultural workshops. /sdsuxiamen
June 23-July 7, 2014
SCI 496: Experimental Topics
SCI 596: Experimental Topics
This program is comprised of 20 classroom lecture hours and site visits to destinations relevant to climate change, energy generation and usage, and environmental variation and improvement. We will cover topics of assessment, causes and models of climate change, ecological impact of climate change, role of climate change in the development and spread of diseases, and climate change policies and impact in China and the United States.
Beyond the Classroom
The program offers three day-long field trips plus three cultural workshops (local food experience, Chinese cooking, and Chinese calligraphy by brush).
Students will be housed in a hotel-style air-conditioned dormitory room.
Included in the Fee
- Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
- International health insurance
NOT Included in the Fee
$450, paid to Xiamen University
Application Deadline: March 15, 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.
Participants are required to travel with a current passport valid for at least six months after the departure date from China.
This program requires a visa. Please contact Professor Shen for more information regarding obtaining visas.
Professors Sam Shen (Mathematics and Statistics) and Chun-Tai Lai (Biology) will accompany the group and serve as instructors of record for the program. For questions about visas, in country activities, transportation, accommodations, and courses, please contact:
Samuel Shen, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182-7720
Phone: (619) 594-6280
Fax: (619) 594-6746
For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-5452