Summer Study in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Program Highlights  

  • Students earn up to 6 hours of credits during the program
  • Courses combine classroom instruction with many field trips to criminal justice agencies & social services organizations
  • Participants will make friends with students from institutions of Georgia and Florida University Systems and local college buddies from the host universities
  • travel diversity in cities and transportation with various lodgings, meals, excursions, sightseeing, night markets & more
  • Westernized stores and many world-chained restaurants are conveniently located and opened 24-7
  • Internet connections and phone services can be found with ease
  • Both Taiwan and Hong Kong are modernized in life styles especially metro rail systems in capital cities
  • Both places are a paradise for shopping and gourmets, prices are pleasantly low, credit card usage and ATM machines are readily available when needed
  • Warm and very friendly people will welcome you in English
  • Credit hours counted toward an Asian Studies certificate and a minor in International Studies

Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan is economically a fast growing nation with a living standard compatible with Japan. The country was once under Dutch occupation (1622-1652) and Japanese rule (1895-1943), with a nickname "Formosa" given by the earlier Portuguese settlers for its beauty.  Taiwan is a democratic nation officially known as the Republic of China (ROC). The Chinese Communist took over the Mainland China in 1949 and established the People’s Republic of China.  The Nationalist Party relocates the central government of the ROC to Taipei, Taiwan since then.  As evident, the Taiwanese system is influenced by many cultures and its establishments are waiting for us to explore. 

Taiwan on Youtube

 

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a population about seven millions with an area of 426 square miles.  The area is highly crowded by its population and limited living space. Hong Kong is a major financial capital and business hub in the Southeast Asia. It is well known for its economic freedom because of its free trades, low taxation, simple business regulation, flexible labor markets and many others. Hong Kong was ruled by the British government between 1842 and 1997, then returned to China. Hong Kong is thus well known for its identity as a place where east meets west.  These inter-cultural impacts are reflected on many social and cultural systems in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong on Youtube

Program Dates: May 12 - June 1, 2015

Application Deadline:  February 6, 2015
Seats are limited, Apply Now!!!

Program Costs: $3,200 (airfares and lodgings included) + meals + tuition