Summer Study in Taiwan and Hong Kong
In the 2020 program, Hong Kong will be replaced by Macau. An optional trip to Hong Kong is available if situations permit.
- 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 students in visiting cities
- A 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
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. The current population of Taiwan is approximately 23 million, with 7 million living in the Taipei metropolitan area.
Macau is designated as a Special Administrative Zone by Chinese law. This status allows Macau to possess its own governing and economic systems with a high degree of autonomy from China. Macau was formally a Portuguese colony for more than 400 years until it returned to Chinese control in 1999. It has about 700,000 residents living in a sparsely populated collection of coastal islands with a land area of approximately 22 square miles. After Macau returned to China, it has become a major resort city and a popular destination for gambling tourism, known as the “Las Vegas of Asia”. Currently Macau is the largest casino hub in the world exceeding Las Vegas. But Macau is more than a gambling city, the Historic Centre of Macau containing some twenty-five historic locations, was officially listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. By visiting these heritage sites, you may find that many of them are so elegant that the gambling isn’t even an attraction. Many historic streets, residential, religious, mixed Portuguese and Chinese buildings, and authentic culinary reflect delightful exchanges of eastern and western influences. That is why Macau is renowned for its blend of East Meets West.
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.
Program Dates: May 14 - June 3, 2020
Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
Seats are limited, Apply Now!!!
Program Costs: $3,520 (airfares and lodgings included) + meals + tuition