Southern Connecticut State University Department of Library Sciences Presents:The
2014 International Field Study in:
May 21 - June 5 2014
China Application (PDF)
(Please return filled out application to Dr. Erin Heidkamp in EN B 129)
Learn about new technology in the field of information and library science, and visit some of China's most magnificent sites in this 2-week summer program.
This course is designed for students interested in exploring the differences and commonalities between library systems. The main emphasis of the course will be on understanding current practices of digital librarianship in mainland China.
This course is also meant to act as a case study on how the operation, maintenance, and development of another county's library system are affected by its own culture and economy.
Students will have the opportunity to meet international information and library professionals, and acquire practical knowledge of information technologies used in libraries. Professional visits include the National Library, National Science Library, Peking University Library, and information library schools in Beijing.
Cultural learning trips include visits to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, and the Temple of Heaven.
Program participants will stay at the International Dorms of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and will join partially their summer program. For more information on the university's summer program, please visit at http://studyinchina.bupt.edu.cn/.
Don't miss this once-in-a lifetime experience, while earning 3-6 undergraduate or graduate-level credits.
ILS 630 Seminar of International & comparative Librarianship
ILS 499 ~ Study Abroad: China (Dual listed w/ILS 630)
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
While students from any major are welcome to attend the class, students must be high school graduates. They must also complete a health report, sign a release of liability and have an international student I.D. card specified by the university. Also they have to have emergency health insurance and permission of the instructor to register.
There are no prerequisites, but students are expected to have taken the following:
- ILS 302 Information
- ILS 501 Introduction to Informaion Science and technology
- ILS 504 Reference and Information Resources and Services
PROGRAM FEE: $3270
A non-refundable deposit $500 made out to SCSU Program in China is due upon application. This guarantees your participation in the program and reserves your room. A second payment of $1385 is due on March 1, 2014. The remainder of the balance ($1385) is due no later than May 1, 2014.
Program Fee Includes:
• Airfare, room & board, transportation to/from the airport and within China, planned group dinners and entrance to cultural activities sponsored by the Program
Fee Does Not Include:
• SCSU tuition and summer registration fee, personal expenses, touring, books, laundry, snacks, medical and living expenses, or any additional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements
The program fee does not include the cost of an International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which provides supplemental travel insurance to the purchaser. Every student who has not purchased the SCSU (Aetna) student health plan is required to purchase an ISIC card at the price of $22.50 for SCSU students and $25 for all others. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at 203-392-5454. The cost of obtaining a valid passport, visa and textbooks are also participants' responsibility. With the exception of at least 3 group dinners, some lunches and dinners will not be included. Dining is very reasonable in China; plan to spend about $15 to $25 per day on meals.
*The deposit will be returned if application is not accepted by the Program Director.For information regarding financial aid, please contact Ms. Gloria Lee at (203) 392-5445.
This program accepts no responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if so desired; in particular, students are urged not to bring valuables with them. The program reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.
Office of international Education Cancellation Policy
Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.
If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.
If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.
Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Interim Director of the Office of International Education.
The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.
If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus
setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.
For more information, visit the program website at:
Also, watch one of video clips of the 2011 China documentary in Beijing :
For additional information and application contact:
Dr. Yan Liu, Trip Director
Information and Library Science