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Program Description:

This three week cross-cultural study course allows students to experience China, the second largest economy in the world. Through a short-term study in China ccHangzhou, a renowned metropolis, students will participate in a summer language and culture program at the International Exchange Center of Zhejiang University of Technology, where they will also be paired with Chinese university students. Students will travel to a rural area known as Thousand Island Lake where they will see the beauty of the countryside and visit a local church. In Beijing, students will learn about the history of China through visits to the Forbidden City and Great Wall, as they stay in a unique historical neighborhood known as a hutong. In Shanghai students will appreciate the beauty of the night lights through an evening cruise along the historic Bund.
Estimated cost: $4,800

Faculty Biography:

Professor Lijuan (Stella) Ye is an Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages at Messiah College.  Stella received her M.A. in TESOL from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University. She joined Messiah College in the fall of 2011 to develop the Chinese program to offer Chinese Studies and Chinese Business majors. She has taught various levels of Chinese language and culture courses. Her hometown city is Hangzhou, China, where her family still lives. Stella is very proud of Hangzhou, which is one of the most beautiful tourist cities in China. When Stella is not meticulously planning for her classes, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and reading. She is residing in Mechanicsburg, PA

Beth Transue, is a Librarian at Murray Library. Beth has a BS in Biology from Messiah College and is a proud alum. Beth received her MLS from Drexel University and her MET from Boise State University. Beth returned to her alma mater in 2006 and enjoys helping students learn how to use library resources to conduct research. When not working, Beth and her husband Paul enjoy hiking and camping. Beth lives just a mile off campus in Grantham. Beth fell in love with China during a two-week solo trip to Beijing in 2014. She took a year of Chinese with Dr Ye and works hard to keep up her language skills. Beth is especially looking forward to sharing the history and beauty of Beijing with students; even though it is a large city with over 8 million residents, it can feel like home once you get to know it!  


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