China Advocacy Institute 2013
THE OIE HAD THOUGHT THIS PROGRAM WOULD BE CANCELED FOR 2013, BUT WE'VE JUST LEARNED THE PROGRAM CAN BE OPERATED IN 2013. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR NEW INFORMATION AND DEADLINE!!
** Important note: Students will be REQUIRED to begin attending mandatory study abroad preparation sessions PRIOR to learning if they've been accepted into the program. Students should not apply unless they are willing to comply with this requirement! **
APPLY NOW FOR SUMMER 2013! To apply, students must use the common study abroad application (including the supplementary materials: study abroad statement, transcript request form, faculty recommendation, personal recommendation, and advisor form) which is due by 4 p.m. on November 30, 2012 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 to the Office of International Education.
The Advocacy Institute is an interdisciplinary post-session set in China that enrolls not only Willamette students, but also up to forty students from China and other participating universities across the United States. The institute's goal is to equip students with a deeper understanding of sustainability and provide the tools necessary for advocacy. This diverse course includes lecture, discussion, debate, media, and field trips to relevant sites.
At Willamette University, sustainability is broadly defined to incorporate the 4 E's: education, environment, equity, and economics. Sustainability incorporates a commitment to fostering resilient, prosperous, and healthy communities that strikes a balance between resource use, the needs of the environment, and the social, cultural, and economic well-being of their citizens. Through lectures, discussions, and excursions with accompanying faculty, students on this program will explore these topics in the context of China.
Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Partial scholarships may be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate financial need.
- WU Credit: Earn 1.0 WU credit, IDS 349: Advocacy Institute
- Instructors: Joe Bowersox, David Douglass, Scott Pike, Una Kimokeo-Goes and Amy Green.
- Information Session: To be announced
Program Cost: Tentatively $3,000 ($3,200 for non-Willamette students). Program cost DOES NOT include international airfare to and from China, passport costs, and any visas needed for the program.
Program Dates: May 16 - 30, 2013
Program Location: Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, P.R. China
All students will be required to make a $300 deposit upon acceptance. For more information, contact the Office of International Education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information can be found at http://willamette.edu/dept/idea/advocacy_institute/index.html.