College of Sciences International Programs
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Venice 2007, photo by Dorita Winn.

Xiamen, China:
Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Program Overview
Spend two weeks at beautiful southern Chinese city Xiamen and explore sciences, policies, business, and life on “Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases.” This two week program is a collaborative course between SDSU and Xiamen University, one of the top academic institutions in China. This program is open to students at all levels. Students will live in a hotel-style dormitory with three meals served and participate in exciting day-long excursions in addition to attending lectures, group discussions, and cultural workshops.

The 2014 Program is Accepting Applications
Dates: June 22 thru July 5, 2014
Fees: $1,860

SCI 496: Experimental Topics
SCI 596: Experimental Topics

This program is comprised of 20 classroom lecture hours and site visits to destinations relevant to climate change, energy generation and usage, and environmental variation and improvement. We will cover topics of assessment, causes and models of climate change, ecological impact of climate change, role of climate change in the development and spread of diseases, and climate change policies and impact in China and the United States.

Beyond the Classroom
The program offers three day-long field trips plus three cultural workshops (local food experience, Chinese cooking, and Chinese calligraphy by brush).

Accommodations Students will be housed two per room in a hotel-style air-conditioned dormitory room. Three meals per day are included.

Payment Information
Included in the Fee
  • Tuition for three units of SDSU resident credit
  • International health insurance
  • Accommodations and meals
  • Excursions
NOT Included in the Fee
  • Airfare
  • Visa
Payment Schedule
Deposit: $800 by March 15, 2013
Program Balance: $190 by April 1, 2013
Tuition: $870 between April 15-20, 2013

Application Deadline
March 15, 2013

Admission and Prerequisites

Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public. SDSU students must be in good academic standing.

Minimum age to participate is 18.

Pre-departure Meeting
All participants must complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation. Details will be sent after acceptance into the program.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements as airfare is not included in the program price. In the event the program is cancelled, the College of Extended Studies does not accept responsibility for any airfare cancellation fees incurred.

All participants must travel with a current passport valid until January 31, 2014 or later. If your passport expires before January 31, 2014, begin the renewal process immediately.

This program requires a visa. Please contact Professor Shen for more information regarding obtaining visas.

Sam Shen, Ph.D. will accompany the group and serve as instructor of record for the program. For questions about visas, in country activities, transportation, accommodations, and courses, please contact:

Dr. Samuel Shen, Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182-7720
Phone: (619) 594-6280
Fax: (619) 594-6746

For questions about payments, registration, and insurance requirements please contact:
Amber Rich
College of Extended Studies
Phone: (619) 594-7250

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