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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Nanjing, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior, 5 - grad student
Program Description:
USA Health Care Delivery & Public Health in China 

Program Overview:
For our China trip, the group will be leaving U.S. on May 9th, 2018, and arriving in Beijing the evening of May 10th (China local time). We will spend 3 days in Beijing, visiting hospitals clinics, pharmacies, vocational training centers and cultural events and locations. We leave on May 14 for Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, where ancient China originated (1600 BC – 1046 BC, Shang Kingdom Era) to visit ancient China. We will visit Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, tour Shaolin Temple where Kungfu/Martial Arts originated, and Longmen Grottoes. We leave on May 17 for Xi’An, a city in central China, in which 13 dynasties had established capital in Chinese history. While in central China, we will also visit medical schools, hospitals clinics, pharmacies, vocational training centers and cultural events. On the afternoon of May 20, we depart for Nanjing, where we will experience what healthcare delivery is like in "non-tourist" China.  After 3 days, we are traveling to Shanghai, the most cosmopolitan city in China. You will be spending four days in classroom at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). You will be learning Chinese history, literature, calligraphy, introduction to TCM, Taiji, Chinese martial arts, cupping and acupuncture.  Upon completion of the four-day class, you will be conferred with a TCM certificate from SHUTCM. 
 
Tentative itinerary:
 May 9 -14       Beijing          
Visiting Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshaw Park, Wealth Temple, Temple of Heaven, National Stadium, Tong Ren Chinese Medicine Pharmacy, Beijing Weiren Hospital, Hospital affiliated with the Capital Steel Mill, Great Wall, Ming-Ling Tombs, Yuan Ming Garden, Beijing Rehabilitation Center, Summer Palace, and the Hutong Tour.
 
May 14-17       Zhengzhou    
Visiting Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaolin Temple (one of the most prominent places where Chinese Kungfu (Chinese Martial Arts) originated), and Longmen Grottioe
 
May 17-20           Xi’An        
Visiting Air Force Medical University and touring Xijing Hospital, Ming Great Wall, Big Goose Pagoda, Qin (Dynasty) Terra-cotta army.
 
 May 20-24        Nanjing           
Visiting Nanjing Sports Institute, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Confucius Temple, Nanjing Massacre Museum, Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum
 
May 24-29       Shanghai       
Visiting and taking classes in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Bund, Zhu Jia Jiao Ancient Water Town Tour (Venice in China), East Pearl’s Tower, Night Cruise on Huangpu River.
 
Accommodations and Meals:

Accommodations for the entirety of the trip are provided in the cost of the program. Also included are some meals, as well as welcome and departure dinners.
 
Courses:

Students will register for the following class for three (3) credit hours:

Students not currently enrolled at USA must make application to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program.This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
 
Program Costs:
The cost of the USA Health Care Delivery and Public Health in China summer 2018 program is TBD. USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements.
 
Program cost includes all in-country transportation, all specified excursions and airport transfers for those who arrive on the assigned day and time; accommodations as described above, some meals including welcome and departure dinners; specified museum entrance fees; and international health insurance and international emergency assistance. Tuition for three (3) credit hours is also included and financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip. Program cost DOES NOT include international airfare. 
 
All additional meals are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.
 
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.
 
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

Space is limited. Program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 28, 2018. In order to qualify for a USA Study Abroad Scholarship, applications and deposits must be made no later than the priority deadline of February 16, 2018.  Final payment deadline is April 9, 2018. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the on-line program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the priority application deadline of February 16, 2018.
 
Financial aid and scholarship moneys may be applied to these courses. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2018. This program is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
 
Refund Policy:  Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable, and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
 
For additional information, please contact:
Program Director
Gregory H Frazer, PhD, FASAHP
Dean and Professor
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
HAHN 3040
frazer@southalabama.edu
251.445.9250

Additional Faculty
Debra Davis, PhD
Professor and Dean Emeritus
College of Nursing
HAHN 3068
ddavis@southalabama.edu
251.445.9400


 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 05/29/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.