Mānoa Academy Beijing offers you the opportunity to complete a General Education Core requirement (SOCS 180) in the exciting cultural and political center of China. Academic classes delve into global issues involving China's culture, society, economics, and language. Authentic experiences with fellow students will take you behind the scenes of a modern city that is thriving and yet is grounded in antiquity.
The primary theme of the course is health and aging in China, Hawaiʻi, and around the world. We will embed our discussion of aging related issues (i.e., perception and experience of aging, resilience/sustainability at individual, neighborhood, and community levels, health care system, etc.) within the major political, social, economic, cultural, and historical dimensions of globalization.
For more information, contact:
Director of Global College
College of Social Sciences, UH Mānoa
Mānoa Academy Beijing seeks motivated, independent students who are eager for a unique global academic experience. Applicants may be incoming or current undergraduate UH Mānoa students in good academic standing. Talented high school seniors are especially encouraged to participate.
Applicants must complete the following:
The application deadline is April 12, 2017.
Limited enrollment of 20 students - apply early for best consideration - students will be approved on a rolling basis.
UHM Summer tuition of $1,359. All in-country costs including accommodations, meals, ground transportation, excursions, and other program costs will be covered by a generous grant from the Han Ban and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), valued at over $1,200 per student.
Registration information will be provided upon receipt of Online Student Introduction Form and selection.
A Mānoa Academy Beijing Orientation will be held during the last two weeks of April. Attendance will be mandatory.
Orientation to include topics of:
There is a gap between the class meetings ending on May 26th and programming beginning at BFSU on June 3rd.
Flights will be departing on June 1st from Honolulu nonstop to Beijing, returning June 16th.