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

Healthchi

Program Overview:
Our schedule will have us leaving on May 10 and returning May 30. For our China trip, the group will be leaving U.S. on May 10th, 2019, and arriving in Beijing the evening of May 11th (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 15 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.
We leave on May 18 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 21, we depart for Nanjing, where we will experience what healthcare delivery is like in "non-tourist" China.  We will also visit and do student exchanges in Nanjing Sport Institute in which over 100 Olympic and World Tournament Champions have been trained.
We will travel on May 25 to Shanghai, the most cosmopolitan city in China. You will be spending four days in classroom at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (one of the most distinguished partners to Rangos School  and DU since 2011). You will be learning Chinese history, literature, calligraphy, introduction to TCM, Taiji, Chinese martial arts, cupping and acupuncture.  Upon completion of the three-day class, you will be conferred with a TCM certificate from SHUTCM. Tuition and fees will be included in the cost of the trip.
 
 
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: HSC 390--Special Topics: International Public Health

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 2019 program is $4,999. USA Study Abroad Scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements. All qualified USA students will receive some funding from OIE if they apply for the USA Study Abroad Scholarship. The first 10 USA students who commit to the program and complete a scholarship application will receive a USA Study Abroad scholarship of $500 for the program. THIS IS THE OIE STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH JAGSPOT.

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. International airfare is NOT included.
 
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. A program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 22, 2019.  Final payment deadline is April 8, 2019. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online 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 is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the application deadline of February 22, 2019.
 
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 2019. 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

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2019 05/30/2019

** 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.