Cultural Exchange Program

Purposes: 

    ◆ To promote mutual understanding among people, especially the young generations, in different countries.

    ◆ To increase the knowledge of students and communities about global challenges and cultures.

    ◆ To develop future leaders with a global perspective and individual connections worldwide.

Benefits:

    ★ Gain first-hand knowledge about society and culture in China

    ★ Build long-lasting worldwide relationships

    ★ Gain confidence and be well-prepared for future study or work abroad

    ★ Directly organized by SRSU and Talent International College, not through an agency

Program Basics:

Who: Students enrolled at SRSU

Number of Participants: not to exceed 10 students

Length: 6 weeks (3 weeks in USA, 3 weeks in China)

When: April/May in USA, May/June in China     

Students will spend a total of 6 weeks engaged in the program.

Chinese students will be in Alpine in April/May for three weeks. Upon arrival, the students will be paired with SRSU students as buddies. Chinese students will participate in selected cultural activities and events as well as shadowing their buddies to classes and school events. SRSU buddies will have the opportunity to participate in the activities with their Chinese buddies depending on their class and work schedule.

SRSU students will then travel to China visiting Talent International College Guangxi (TICG) and Qinzhou area for three weeks in May/June. SRSU students will shadow their Chinese buddies to their classes and daily activities as well as participating in activities arranged by TICG that highlight the region and culture.

Eligibility requirements:

    ● 2.75 GPA or above

    ● No history of disciplinary problems

    ● Valid passport (Apply for passport before January 31st 2018, if you do not have one yet)

Application Deadline:    December 8th, 2017 

Program Costs:

    ►Application Fee: $300     Must be turned in in order to be considered 

   Application fee is refundable if you are not accepted to the program. Once you are accepted, it becomes part of the program fee.

    ►Program Fee: $1,600 

   Program fee is to cover the cost of the program, including airport hotels, 3-week room and board, transportation from and to the airport and arranged activities.

  ► Airfare: approximately $1,800(including the domestic flights in China), price may vary based on time and airline provider

    ► VISA: $240

    ►Travel Insurance

    ► Recommended spending money: $300 - $500     

 

Payment Deadlines and Options:

    ►Application Fee                                                      Due by December 8th, 2017

   Submit cash or check or money order in the amount of $300.00 payable to "SRSU Cultural Exchange Program".

    ►Total Program Fee (includes Application Fee)      Due by April 15th, 2018

                Could be divided into several payments:

                         ■1st Installment         $500                    Due by January 19th, 2018

                         ■2nd Installment         $300                    Due by March 23rd, 2018

                         ■Final Payment           $500                   Due by April 15th, 2018

   Pay through our online system or sending cash or check or money order payable to "SRSU Cultural Exchange Program".

    ► Airfare                                                                      Due by February 16th, 2018     In order to book cheaper flights

    ► VISA Fee                $240                                         Due by March 5th, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our office will help with mailing out all necessary documents to the Chinese Embassy

   

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