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The Following GSU Study Abroad programs are available

Experience India in Depth: Study Abroad!
Presented by GSU Political Science, History, and Religious Studies departments

PROGRAM: This is a new type of study abroad program which utilizes the minimester system to engage the participants in a program focused on the study of Indian history, politics, religion and culture. The program is very flexible with several options available for participants. Those seeking full participation in the program will take between one and three courses related to India in Minimester I and in Minimester II participants will study abroad in India for 6 weeks. Activities in India include, lectures, seminars, and roundtable discussions, Hindu festivals, visits to historical sites and monuments including the Taj Mahal, palaces of Jaipur, Mughal and British Monuments, Mother Teresa’s Mission, the holy cities of Benares and Bodh Gaya. Travel throughout India will be by train. Cities to be visited include Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Aligarh, Benares, Rajgir, Bodh Gaya and Kolkata. Visit natural wonders like the Sundarban National Park and Tiger Reserve and the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. GSU Faculty will accompany students on the India Semester Abroad program. Please note: students participating in the full program can earn up to 16 Hours of upper division credit. Students can also opt to do only one of the minimesters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2014

ELIGABILITY: The program is open to all students at the undergraduate and level, as well as non-credit students.*International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404-413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.


COURSES AND CREDIT: In Minimester I (August 25th to October 8th 2014), the offered courses include POLS 4258 (South Asian Politics: 3 Hours), HIST 4890 (Indian History: 4 Hours) and RELS 4610/6610 (Introduction to Hinduism: 3 Hours). In Minimester II (October 13th to December 2nd) participants will study abroad in India for 6 weeks (6 Hours: 4000 level in Political Science, History or Religious Studies). 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Program Director: Dr. S. Rashid Naim
Senior Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Political Science & Middle East Institute
Georgia State University

Phone: 404-413-6153
Email: snaim1@gsu.edu

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GSU Confucius Institute Study Abroad in China
Cross Cultural Communications in China

Program: Business Culture in the Global Context offers an exciting four week study abroad experience in four exciting cities in China: Beijing, the capital; Shanghai, Shaoxing, and Hangzhou overall business Chinese by immersing them in the authentic language and business environment.

Eligibility: The course is open to all fulltime students at all levels, both undergraduate and graduate. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Basic Chinese language skills are helpful, but not required.

Courses and Credit: Students wishing to receive academic credit for this program can register for any of the following courses, depending on their major and program requirements: CHIN 3395 or ENGL 4200 (for undergraduates) and ENGL 8900 (for graduates), for the Maymester 2014 semester.

Contact: Dr. Baotong Gu, The Confucius Institute
Email:
bgu@gsu.edu

Phone: 404-413-5270
Office: Citizens Trust Building, Suite 926, 75 Piedmont Ave

For details and to apply, click here

ECE Student Teaching in China

Program: The Early Childhood Education China Study Abroad program creates an exciting and in-depth cross-cultural experience that will allow American and Chinese students and teachers to learn from each other.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students who will be student teaching in spring 2014 and who are currently enrolled in either the BSEd (ESOL & DUAL) Program or B-5 Program.

Contact: Dr. Laura Meyers, Early Childhood Education, College of Education
Email:
lemeyers@gsu.edu

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Exploring Cultural Diversity, Child Development, Educational Systems and Learning in a Korean Context

Program: The Korea Study Abroad Program with Peers (SAPP) is designed to increase students' knowledge and awareness of social, economic and political issues related to international education with a focus on the Korean education system. Specifically, this program and its associated course will focus on issues of culture and multiculturalism, equality in education, parental involvement, pedagogical practice and educational policies and practices.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic
requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a student (students in Education or Related Major will receive priority), faculty or staff in the University System of Georgia. They need to register for Maymester, 2014. Number of program applicants expected: 10-15 (20 max).

Courses and Credit: Participating students will take ECE 4700 (undergraduate) or ECE 8000 (graduate) and receive 3 Maymester hours of course credit at Georgia State University.

Contact: Kyong-Ah Kwon & Gary Bingham (co-director)
Office address: COE 504
Telephone: 404-413-8214
E-mail:
kkwon@gsu.edu

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Frontiers in Biomedicine

Program: Cancer and infectious diseases are health challenges of global proportions. This course will examine issues surrounding the causes, the treatment and the prevention of these maladies. We will take advantage of our location on the China Medical University (CMU) campus in Taichung, Taiwan to learn about contemporary Western and traditional Chinese approaches to maintaining health and managing illness.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

Courses and Credit: Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 4 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for BIOL 4930 and graduate students should register for BIOL 6930.

Contact: Chung-Dar Lu, Ph.D., Eric Gilbert, Ph.D.
office: 525 Petit Science Center
phone: 404/413-5395
e-mail:
biocdl@gsu.edu

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Japanese Studies in Tokyo

Program: Georgia State University’s 2014 study abroad in Tokyo, Japan, will encourage students to develop a global perspective and build linguistic competence in a full immersion setting. This program provides students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and people through traditional culture classes, social gatherings and living with Soka University students at the dormitory.

Eligibility: The program is open to students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed or registered in JAPN 1002 at the time of application. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

Courses and Credit: Students will earn 6 credit hours. Students should register for JAPN 2012 and 3081.

Contact: Mizuki Mazzotta, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Arts & Science
Email:
mmazzotta@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-6391

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Mathematical Experience in Nepal

Program: The program is designed to give students exposure to mathematical application in different areas of everyday life such as Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Logistics, Tourism, Transportation, etc. through exploration and experience. Classes are designed to help students develop skills to formulate mathematical ideas into mathematical models and apply the models to solve real life problems.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Students are advised to submit their application early.

Courses and Credit: There are three cross listed courses for this study abroad program. Lower level undergraduate students who have not met the requirements of Math 1101 will register for Math 1101 class. Upper level undergraduate students may register for either Math 1101 or Math 4998 depending on their mathematical skills. Math 8800 is available for graduate students who want to enroll in the study abroad program. The graduate version of the study abroad program will vary from undergraduate version in terms of difficulty, length and rigor of the assignments. Participants who successfully complete the trip and the course will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University.

Contact: Dr. Tirtha Timsina
Office address: 786 College of Education
Telephone: 404-4136408
E-mail:
ttimsina@gsu.edu

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Mathematical Music Theory Shanghai

Program: Mathematical Music Theory is an interdisciplinary endeavor. Music intersects with Mathematics, Physics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Psychology, Education, Business, and is an essential part of other arts. We will learn how to work with ‘mathemusical’ problems. We will see how setting a musical problem in an appropriate mathematical framework can give rise to new mathematical results, and new musical constructions.

Eligibility: This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who meet the academic requirements for the course according to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and/or the School of Music, as the course is cross-registered. Transient students are welcome. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

Courses and Credit: The course numbers to be offered are: Math 4998 / Math 8800 and Music 4890/6890. Participants who successfully complete their course will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register Math 4998 or Music 4890, and graduate students should register for Math 8800 or Music 6890.

Contact: Dr. Mariana Montiel
Office address: 30 Pryor St. Suite 708 Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Telephone: 404-413-6414
E-mail:
mmontiel@gsu.edu

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Study Abroad in China: Learning the Pharmaceutical Globalization Trend through a Culture and Language Prism

Program: This program is designed to offer students opportunities to learn about global trends in pharmaceutical development through a culture and language prism in an exemplary emerging market: China. During the 2-week program from May 12th to May 28th 2014 in China, formal lectures discussing general topics about pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology including history and developmental trends will be given.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate (junior and up, including upcoming junior in Fall 2014) students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University Chemistry Department and Biology Departments as well as the Neuroscience Institute. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

Courses and Credit: Participants who successfully complete the program will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for CHEM 4160, 4170 or 4950 or BIOL 4930. (This program is equivalent to the undergraduate research activity required for graduation for chemistry major undergraduate students).

Contact: Dr. Bin Xu
Office address: Room 203, Courtland North Building
Telephone: 404-413-5567
E-mail:
bxu6@gsu.edu

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Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science

Program: Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science provides a unique opportunity to students who are interested in learning an international perspective on sport and exercise science. Participants will explore Chinese culture by taking Chinese language and history classes, Taichi classes, and traditional Chinese medicine and message classes.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

Courses and Credit: Participants who successfully complete the program’s KH3680/KH8680 courses (International experience in sport and exercise science) will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for KH3680 and graduate students should register for KH8680.

Contact: Dr. Jianhua (Jerry) Wu and Dr. Mark Geil
Office address: Sports Arena G 14 (Wu) and G16 (Geil)
Telephone: 404-413-8476 (Wu) and 404-413-8379 (Geil)
E-mail:
jwu11@gsu.edu
 (Wu) and mgeil@gsu.edu (Geil)

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Study Abroad in Transition Economies: China

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students that meet all academic requirements of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Courses and Credit: Students will earn 6 RCB Elective Credit Hours (TX 8660 and MGS 8860/4860).

Contact: Dr. Marta White and Dr. Tad Ransopher, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Email:
mwhite@gsu.edu
 or acctdr@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-7555 or 404-413-7229
Office: RCB, Dr. White (10th Floor) or Dr. Ransopher (5th Floor)

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Teaching English and Communicating Across Cultures in China

Program: In this study abroad trip to Shanghai, students who are considering a career in foreign language teaching will have a “snapshot experience” of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in China. Students will learn how China’s cultural values, educational system and increased demand for English language proficiency among its citizens are shaping language education practices in a nation where English-language learners outnumber native English speakers worldwide.

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University and have met the following prerequisites: For undergraduates, AL 3051 TEFL I is a prerequisite; for graduate students, AL 8450 Approaches to Teaching Second/Foreign Languages is a prerequisite. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Directors.

Courses and Credit: Participants who successfully complete the program’s course will receive six (6) semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for AL 4161: TEFL II Practicum (prerequisite AL 3015 TEFL I) and AL 4151: Communication across Cultures CTW (prerequisite AL 3031 Language in Society). Students who have already taken one of these courses or have not met the prerequisites may register for a special topics or directed readings course.

Contact: Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair  & Louise Gobron
E-mails:
kclair@gsu.edu
and lgobron@gsu.edu

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USG Summer Study in China

Program: The main goal of this study abroad program is to help students acquire a general grasp of the social, economic, and political systems of a different society and further a comparative worldview that can enhance competence in their careers. The theme of this year's program is "Blending Diverse Cultures through Mutual Understanding."

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

Courses and Credit: Students will earn 6 credit hours. Course registration is online at GSU.

Contact: Dr. Douglas Reynolds, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
Email:
dreynolds@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-6368
Office: 34 Peachtree Street, Room 2018

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There are many non-GSU sponsored study abroad programs open to students at GSU. The best first step is to visit the Study Abroad Office and talk with a staff member. Those who wish to do a little research on their own can begin with the websites listed below. 

Studying in Japan: A Japanese government website
http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/

IIEPASSPORT
http://www.iiepassport.org/

Study Abroad.com
http://www.studyabroad.com/

China Study Abroad
http://www.chinastudyabroad.org/