School of Education Students in Beijing and Huangzhou, China
On July 14th, 2012, 14 graduate students in the School of Education embarked on a trip to Beijing and Hangzhou for a ten day intensive program led by Dr. Rebecca Clothey. All of the students are enrolled in the course EDUC 775: Special Topics in Internationalization & Higher Education: Case Study – China. After completing six weeks of online coursework, they departed for China to continue their studies.
There, students met with Chinese officials in higher education and local experts on internationalization trends in China, and attended lectures by various education officials including Dr. Gordon Sang of Beijing Normal University and the Foreign Affairs Office of Capital Normal University. Students visited Drexel partner Tsinghua University, the Institute of Asian Studies, and the Stanford Center at Beijing University.
Besides engaging in academics, students were also acquainted with Chinese culture as they engaged in a mixer with Chinese students, attended a Chinese acrobatic performance, and visited interesting cultural sites such as a tea plantation, the Panjiayuan Antiques Market, and the Forbidden City. This is a regular program run by Drexel Study Abroad and the School of Education (locations and timing vary), contact Marcia Henisz, Associate Director of Graduate Study Abroad for more information.