Bridgewater State University
Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-6183
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Travel Course: Social Transformation and Human Development in China

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2020
Program Starts: May 23, 2020
Program Ends: Jun 05, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,695
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Program Locations: Beijing, Shanghai
Contact Phone: 508-531-6183
Contact Name: Study Abroad Office
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What is Included: BSU 3-credit course, international airfare, accommodations, onsite transportation, itinerary activities, and some meals.

All dates are subject to change, +/- 1-3 days
What is not Included: Other meals, airline baggage fees, if applicable, and spending money. Application fee: $25
Estimated Costs: Program Price: $3,695

Additional Estimated Expenses not included in Program Price:
$25 Application Fee
$100-150 Additional Meals
$50 Airline Baggage Fees, if applicable
$50-$200 Personal Spending Money
Program Description

Faculty Leaders:
Prof. Jing Tan
Prof. Kathy Bailey

Undergrad: SCWK 355
Graduate: SCWK 559
This course fulfills the following CORE: Global Culture, Social and Behavioral Sciences

All dates are subject to change, +/- 1-3 days

This course requires extensive walking.

Course Description
This travel course will introduce students to culture and society of China. Through our partnership with Shanghai Normal University, and with China Youth University for Political Sutdies, we will explore the emerging Social Work profession and current service delivery systems of social services in China. Students will attend lectures on topics including poverty, children and family, elderly services, health services, human rights, and social justice. In addition, students will visit relevant social service agencies and community organizations. Students will also enjoy China’s natural beauty and rich history through off-site cultural activities.

Quick Facts

Population: 1343239923
Capital: Beijing
Per-capita GDP: $ 8500
Size: 9596961 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 08:00 hours) Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Chongqing, Urumqi

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Bridgewater State University Study Abroad Office