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China Exploration & Research Program Trip (summer)

Location: China's Tibetan Plateau in Yunnan Province, and other locations identified for projects.

Program Length:  Bi-Annual Summers:  Summer 2011 - July 25-Aug 13, 2011

Housing: In hotels during travel and at the China Exploration and Research Society Project Centers such as the CERS Center outside Shangri La, China

Language: English

Coordinating University: UWRF

Contact Person: Dr. Tracy O'Connell , tracy.oconnell@uwrf.edumail,
Student Intern Laura Schmock, laura.schmock@uwrf.edumail 

Estimated Cost: 
This covers 3 credits (possible 6 credits for extra tuition and project proposal) all international and internal travel, housing, admission to tour venues and most meals.

  Wisconsin Resident
Tuition $716.34 (3 credits) $754.77 (3 credits)
Special Course Fee
@$3500.00 @$3500.00
International Program Fee
$275.00 $275.00
Application Fee $25.00 $25.00
International Insurance
$35.00 $53.00

Financial Aid Available: Yes

Application Deadlines: March 1: Application, Recommendations and  $275. Deposit to Global Connections, 102 Hagestad Hall

An Interdisciplinary Opportunity:
This is a unique program that combines touring China, including access to areas not usually open to tourists, and the ability to work collaboratively with a UWRF team and sometimes students from other countries on projects with the China Research and Exploration Society.  Students with majors in the Sciences, Arts, Business, Journalism, Conservation, Geography, Anthropology, Languages, Marketing, Education. Agriculture.. this is an interdisciplinary opportunity to get rare international experience working in the field.   Travel into beautiful Yunnan Province in southwestern China, first visiting Kunming, the Flower City, then traveling north into the Himalayas to work on service projects in minority villages on the Tibetan Plateau near Tibet, to conserve the culture and environment.  Be involved in a unique setting and travel in a place like nowhere else on earth!

I think I would have been experiencing the same thing if I had been there 400 years ago- I felt history come alive. - Nick Bisley, Conservation

This was unforgettable- an awesome opportunity and an incredible cultural experience. - Sandy Anderson, Education


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