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					      Summer Program in China, Beijing
      July 5-August 8 2007
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, UH


      Table of Contents
     Student responsibilities
     Arrangements to and from the Continental Airport of Houston
     Regulations in China

Host University
Room, board, telecommunication and banking
Frequently asked questions
Tours and excursions

Forms Must Be Turned In
MCL Study in Beijing Application form
Scholarship Application from MCL
Contract of Agreement
Medical Release Form
Authorization for use of image
Visa application form
                                           University of Houston
                                                   DEPARTMENT OF MODERN &
                                                     CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

                            Summer Program
          Study Chinese in Beijing, Travel in Shanghai, China
                         July 5 – August 8, 2007
                                                               Students of all different schools and universities
                                                               other than UH are welcome! You will have the
                                                               opportunity to perfect your Chinese & learn about
                                                               Chinese culture while visiting many historical and
                                                               cultural sites that include:
                                                               Shanghai TV Tower             Shanghai Yu Garden
                                                               Shanghai Museum              Jade Buddha Temple
                                                               Shanghai Bund                Cruise on Huangpu River
                                                               Zhejiang Province            Excursion to Hang Zhou
                                                               West Lake                    Taste Dragon Well Tea
                                                               Forbidden City               The Great Wall
                                                               Temple of Heaven             Red Bridge Shopping Center
                                                               Summer Palace                Boating in Kunming Lake

 You may take up to 3 courses (9 credit hrs) towards the Chinese
 minor and other major/minor at UH.
 CHNS 1398: Elementary Chinese
 CHNS 2301: Intermediate Chinese I
 CHNS 2302: Intermediate Chinese II
 CHNS 3301: Advanced Chinese I
 CHNS 3302: Advanced Chinese II
 CHNS 3350: Chinese Culture through Films
 CHNS 3352: Chinese Culture and Society
             through Modern Literature
 CHNS 3398: Chinese Culture and History

All the courses offered from this program will have the same curriculum as the ALENDAR    &P     AYMENT CHEDULES
courses offered on the campus at UH.
You can continue to take Chinese courses after back to UH. Students need to 2/15/07 Application ($50.00 application fee, non-
make a petition if taking more than 6 hrs.                                          refundable)
 PROGRAM COST: $1475                                                   3/2/07      Mandatory orientation
 Includes:                                                             3/9/07      Airfare cost due (not included in the packag
 ● Housing in hotel and foreign student dorm                           4/6/07      Program Fee due
 ● Tours and trips to Beijing and to other provinces cities            7/5/07      Leave for Beijing
 ● Several group meals                                                 8/8/07      Return back to Houston
 ● China domestic travel expenses (round transportation
    from/to airport, bus, train to many hisotorical sites.)            Late fee charges will be added to the late application fee
 ● Admissions tickets for historical and culture sites and             program fee
    museums                                                            Scholarships are available!       2
 ● Medical and travel Insurance                                        For more information and application forms
                                                                        please visit Or
     If you do not have a passport that is valid through August 30, 2006, apply for a new
U.S. Passport applications can be processed at many post offices. Here are some of them
at the locations:

1.   Airport Mail Facility       2. Fairbanks Station
     Houston International Airport   7050 Brookhollow West Dr.
     Houston, TX 77205              Houston, TX 77040
     Tel: 1-800-275-8777             Tel: 713-937-9458

3. Fleetwood Station            4. South Post Pak Po
  315 Addicks-Howell                5505 Belrose
  Houston, TX 77079                Houston, TX 77035
  Tel: 1-800-275-8777               Tel: 1-800-275-8777

5.University Station           6. Westfield Station Houston
  1319 Richmond Ave.                 17119 Red Oak
  Houston, TX 77006                 Houston, TX 77090
  Tel: 1-800-275-8777               Tel: 1-800-275-8777

        In order to obtain permission to enter China, you must apply for a China visa.
You can go to the Chinese Consulate of Houston to apply visa by yourself. MCL-Chinese
Program will handle visa application for you if you hand in all the documents on time.
When you apply visa, you need:
    Visa application form, $50, one passport size photo, a letter from Host
University(Chinese Program will email you this letter, you need take the letter to the
consulate for your visa.)

Information of the Chinese Consulate of Houston

3417 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006
Phone:7135201462 Fax:7135213064

Information for non-U.S. citizens
    Non-U.S. citizens should contact International Student Office of UH to get related
information. Re-entry Permits In most cases, a re-entry permit is needed to travel abroad
if you are not a U. S. citizen and do not have a passport. Re-entry permits can take
long time for processing. Initiate your re-entry permit application as soon as possible.
Please contact International Student Office of UH to get related information.

Please remember to bring the following items with you.

    1. Text Books and study materials
    2. UH student ID
    3. One passport photo for local student ID
    4. First Aid Kit----Band-aids, Immodium AD, Neosporin, Tylenol, antibiotics,
       vitamins, cough drops
   5. Passport with visa, green card (make copies)
   6. Travel Binder
   7. Towels and Wash Clothes
   8. A lock to keep your personal belongings safe at dorm
Note. Please Pack as light as possible. Carry only what is essential for you. It is hot (but not so humid) in

Arrangements to and from Houston Continental Airport
You need to make arrangements to and from airport by yourself. We will all meet at the
airport before get on airplane or on the airplane!

                        Regulations in China
1. This program integrates culture activities into academic courses. Students must take
   minimum one course (3 credit hours), up to maximum three courses (9 credit hours).

2. Students may not travel by themselves and/or be away from the host campus for more than
   16 hours. Please see the Contract of Agreement for violation.

3. Please be on time for classes and all the activities organized by the program. Your absence
   and tardiness in classes and trips will affect your overall course grades. Departures for trips
   and activities will be on time. If you do not appear on time, we assume that you choose not to

4. Students must comply with rules and regulations of the host university and hotels. A deposit
   of $20 is required from each student for the dormitory room. It will be refunded back to the
   student after he/she checks out and nothing is damaged in the room.

5. Student must sign the Contract of Agreement before the trip.

Note. Please do not believe that you will naturally receive grades of As and Bs by studying in
   China. You earn the grades.
       Host University, Beijing Qingnian Zhengzhi Xueyuan (BJYPC)
               BJYPC is located in the Northeast of Beijng, the area between the Hi-tech
       District and Central Business District. It is well known for its beautiful campus with
       modern equipment and conditions. It is a large undergraduate college with excellent
       sports and recreational facilities. BJYPC is international. It has many international
       exchange programs and training centers.

       Room, Board, Telecommunications, and Banking
               Students will stay in the Foreign Student Dormitory on campus and hotel when
       travel. Two students will share one room. Each room is equipped with a TV, telephone, 2
       twin beds, a bathroom with shower and toilet, etc. The room is air-conditioned.

                Several lunches and dinners are incorporated into the program-organized
       activities. Food is inexpensive. There are many cafeterias and restaurants around the
       dorm and hotel. Grocery stores are easily accessible for fresh fruit and daily necessities.
       Western fast food restaurants are in the distance of 10-minute walk.

              You can make international calls in your room by using a phone card. Phone
       cards can be purchased at stores on campus. You might want your family or friend to call
       you from US because phone calls from China to US is much more expensive than from
       US to China. Beijing is 13 hours ahead of Houston. So, the best time that your family call

you is 8:00am to 10:00am in Houston time which is 9:00pm to 11:00pm in Beijing. You
can use internet in the computer lab on campus.

       Banks are available around campus. You can open an account free of charge and
change money in the bank. They are friendly with good service.

Scholarships and Grants
You can apply for scholarship from the International Education Fee Scholarship for Study
Abroad from 501, 114 or 27 E Eullen, UH. The deadline for IEFS is at the beginning of March
(March 1)

You may also apply scholarship from the Chinese Program in the Dept. of MCL, UH.

Grants are also available through the Institute of International Education.

Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Program Cost include tuition for the classes?
      UH tuition is not included in the Program Cost. UH will send a bill to you after we register
for the courses you wish to take in the study abroad program.

Does the Program Cost include meals?
     Several lunches and dinners are incorporated into the activities. Food in China is
inexpensive. There are many cafeterias and little restaurants around campus for you to explore.
Grocery stores, Mcdonald’s, KFCs, Schlotzshy’s, etc. are very close to the campus.

Do I have to sign the contract of Agreement and Medical Release Form?
    Yes. It is required. You must do so and return it to the main office of MCL, 413AH.

 Tours and Excursions
Historical Sites and Performances
     Aside from the educational and academic value of the program, we provide students
the opportunity to visit national treasures in Beijing. Students will visit the following
sites: Power point presentation for each site is provided in the program.

Forbidden City

     The Forbidden City, also called the Purple Forbidden City or Gugong Museum in
Chinese, is located in the center of Beijing, PRC. The Forbidden City was built between
1406 and 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. It had been imperial home of 24 emperors of
the Ming(1368-1644) and Qing(1644-1911) dynasty. From their throne in the Forbidden
City, they governed the country by holding court sessions with their ministers, issuing
imperial edicts and initiating military expeditions. After the republican revolution in 1911,
the youngest and last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, then still a child, abdicated the next
year. But he, his family and their entire entourage were allowed to stay in the palaces.

They were finally expelled by republican troops in 1924. It has been the Gugong
Museum since 1950 and opened to the public. The Forbidden City is one of the largest
and best-preserved palace complexes in the world. There are over a million rare and
valuable objects in the Museum.

The Great Wall

     The Great Wall is one of the architectural wonders of the world, a triumph of
engineering, which has in the course of time won the name “a spectacle of the university”.
Its total length is more then 3,000 miles. It was first built about 2,500 years ago, during
the Warring States period, and then extended and fortified in the subsequent dynasties-the
Qin, Han, and Ming. Typicality of the Great Wall is the section at Badaling, a
strategically important point and a hub of communication in the mountainous region
north of Beijing since ancient times. This section, once a component part of the northern
defense system of the Ming Dynasty, winds its way like a flying dragon among the steep
mountains outside the Juyong Pass, having a height of 6-7 meters, and a width great
enough for five horses to march abreast. There is a museum at this section now. The
Juyong Pass was listed as one of the scenery highlights in the area of the ancient capital
for its rolling green hills. Scenic spots near the pass are Guancheng of the Min Dynasty
and Yuntai of the Yuan Dynasty, which are well known for their stone carvings.

The Temple of Heaven

      Situated in the southern suburbs of Beijing, the part used to be the place where
emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties offered their sacrifices to heaven, praying for
bumper harvests. It is the largest existing architectural complex for imperial sacrificial
ceremonies in China, covering and area of 2.7 million square meters. The complex
consists of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Circular Altar and the Abstinence
Hall. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is 38m tall, cone-shaped and with three tiers of
eaves, is supported by pillars standing in three rings-the inner, middle and outer rings-
representing respectively the four seasons, the twelve months, and the twelve two-hour
periods. At the southern end of the God’s path in front of the hall stands the Circular
Altar, where the sacrificial ceremony was held, and the Echo Wall, which added greatly
to the mystery of the altar, suggesting that a dialogue was going on between the emperor
and heaven.
       It was built in 1420. The entire temple was built without a single nail.

Summer Palace

    Yi He Yuan, or the Summer Palace, is the best-kept existing royal garden in Beijing.
With a concentration of the best of ancient buildings as well as styles of gardening, it is a
virtual museum of traditional Chinese gardening. The Summer Palace was first named
the Garden of Clear Ripples, which was burnt down by the allied forces of Great Britain
and France in 1860. Reconstruction started 25 years later and was completed in 1895, and
the name was changed gives to Yiheyuan(Garden of Good Health and Harmony). The
design gives prominence to the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. The total area is
290 hectares, and the building are measured in over 3,000 bays.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Anyone arriving in Shanghai at night from the airport for the first time is
immediately taken with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower as it monopolizes an
already amazing emerging skyline. It soars over the Huangpu river from the
Pudong area and one might imagine it as an incredible space ship
landing. Dramatic lighting effects highlight this unusual structure.

The tower is referred to by the Chinese as "two dragons playing with a pearl". In
1995 it began broadcasting nine television channels and 10 FM radio channels. It
is 1,245 feet high, and is one of the tallest structures in Asia. The viewing area is
half-way up and offers a splendid unparalleled view of the Bund, the emerging
new modern Shanghai, and the most recently developed Special Economic Zone
of Pudong. A cafe is located on the first floor and on the viewing platform there
is a souvenir shop. Admission fees are charged.

At the base of the tower is Pudong Park which was designed as a contrast to the
massive commercial development of the Special Economic Zone of
Pudong. There are wonderful views across the river from the "New Bund" to the


Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Yu Yuan, the most celebrated classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, lies north of the
Chenghuang Miao. It was in 1537 that Pan Yunduan, a Ming official, launched the
construction of this private garden for his father's pleasure. Since "Yu" in ancient Chinese
means "pleasure", the garden was thus named "Yu Garden". The garden design was done
by the famous garden designer Zhang Nan-yuan, and the construction began in 1559 and
lasted for 19 years. In the Qing, the garden gradually fell into oblivion along with the
decline of the Pan family. Furthermore, several civil conflicts in the mid-19th century
caused great damage to it. After a number of re-constructions since 1949, Yu Yuan was
at last opened to the public in 1961.

Jade Buddha Temple
In the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable
and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to
keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named
Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing
Dynasty. Fortunately the jade Buddha statues were saved and a new temple was built on
the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

Shanghai Bund
The Bund is a district in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The area centres on a
section of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which
runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of
Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of
the road, as well as some adjacent areas.

Hang Zhou, ZheJiang Province
Hangzhou is one of the important tourism cities in China, famous for its natural beauty
and historical and cultural heritages. Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province. It is
the political, economic and cultural center of the province as well. It is one of the 15 vice-
provincial level cities in China.
Hangzhou is located on the low reaches of Qiantang river in southeast China, with a
distance of 180 kilometers to Shanghai. It is one of the key cities in the Yangzi Delta area.

West Lake
Lying on the west edge of Hangzhou city, the beautiful West Lake covers a total area of 6
square kilometres with an average depth of 1.5 metres. It is divided into 5 sections,
The beauty of the West Lake lies in a lingering charm that survives the change of seasons
in a year, of hours in a day, and of different weathers. Ancient people praised the Lake as
a "home of hundreds of tourist sites where you get intoxicated all the time". To
demonstrate its beauty, the Lake offers 10 most famous scenes as Spring Dawn at Sudi
Causeway, Melting Snow at Broken Bridge, Sunset Glow over Leifeng Hill, Lotus in the
Breeze at Crooked Courtyard, Autumn Moon on Calm Lake, Listening to Orioles Singing
in the Willows, Viewing Fish at Flowers Harbour, Evening Bell at Nanping Hill, Three
Pools Mirroring the Moon, Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds. No wonder the Song
Dynasty poet Su Shi compared the Lake to Xizi, a Chinese Cleopatra: "Ripping water
shimmering on sunny day; Misty mountains wonder in the rain; Plain or gaily decked out
like Xizi; the West Lake is always alluring". So the Lake is also known as Xizi Lake.

                    Program of Study Chinese in Beijing , MCL, CLASS
                                 APPLICATION FORM

Last Name: ________________ First Name:_________________
Email: ____________________ Birthday: _____________                       Gender: Male ____Female____

Local Address: Street: ___________________________City: ______ State:___ Zip: ________

Home Phone:______________WK Phone: ______________ Cell Phone _______________

Permanent Address: Street: ____________________City: _______ State_____Zip: _________
Parents’ Phone:__________________________
Race or ethnic origin (Optional, for statistical purposes only) Check one:
Latino/Mexican American ______Black/Non-Hispanic ______Spanish American_______
American Indian/Alaskan Native _______Asian/Pacific Islander _______White_______

Country Citizenship:________________ TX Residency: Resident_______Nonresident_______

Major Field of Study: ___________________Minor Field of Study: ____________________

Current UH Status: First year____Sophomore____ Junior ___Senior___ Graduate Student_____

Overall GPA ______ GPA in Chinese _________

Chinese Language Background: ________________________________________________

Please check 1 to 3 courses you plan to take (All the higher level courses fulfill Chinese Minor):
___CHNS 1398: Elementary Chinese
___CHNS 2301: Intermediate Chinese I
___CHNS 2302: Intermediate Chinese II
___CHNS 3301: Advanced Mandarin Chinese I
___CHNS 3302: Advanced Mandarin Chinese II
___CHNS 3350: Chinese Culture Through Film
___CHNS 3352: Chinese culture and society through modern literature Taught in English
___CHNS 3398 Chinese culture and History Taught in English
NOTE: UH generally grants 2 courses / 6 credit hours for one summer session. You must
go to your major department for petition in order to receive 3 courses / 9 credit hours. It
was successful with all the students from different departments and colleges in the past
Student statement. Please attach one typewritten page explaining the reasons why you want to participate in Study
Chinese in Beijing program

             Contract of Agreement
         (Please turn in with program application)

The Program of Study in Beijing, summer 07 from the Department of Modern and
Classical Languages is a UH sponsored educational program designed to provide all
students of UH to study Chinese language, culture, and explore career development
in China. It is an academically vigorous and culturally rich program.

I, ___________________________, understand that as a representative of the
University of Houston in China, I am to abide by the rules and regulations as stated
in the Study Chinese in Beijing Program Handbook and to follow all university
guidelines and procedures as outlined by the University of Houston Systems
Administration. I also understand that from of behavior deemed inappropriate
during this visit is subject to disciplinary action by the University of Houston upon
our return to the United State. In any and all cases of misconduct or non-
compliance of program requirements while in China, the student may be subject to
disciplinary action which include, but may not be limited to, early expulsion from
the study in Beijing program, non-eligibility for course credit from the University of
Houston, and non-eligibility for participation in the future in this program
sponsored by Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

I, ___________________________, understand that neither the University of
Houston nor Department of Modern and Classical Languages will be held liable for
any accidents or cases of physical negligence for the duration of our travel to, from,
and throughout China from July 5, 2007 to August 8, 2007.

_____________________________________                           ____________________
Participant’s Signature        Date

Dept. of Modern & Classical Languages Representative            Date

                              Summer program in China
                            Study Chinese in Beijing, MCL, UH

            Scholarship Application from MCL
                       (Please turn in with program application)

Last Name: ________________ First Name:_________________
Local Address: Street: _________________________________________________

City: _______________     State:__________ Zip: ___________Home Phone:______________

WK Phone: ______________ Cell Phone _______________E-mail Address:________________

Permanent Address: Street: __________________________________________________

City: ________________ State: _____________Zip:_ ____________Phone:_____________

Major Field of Study: ___________________Minor Field of Study: ____________________

Current UH Classification: First year_______Sophomore_______
                           Graduate Student____________

Anticipated date of graduation:       Degree:    BA/BS         MA/MS

Chinese Language Background: ________________________________________________

Overall UH GPA_______
Overall GPA of the courses from Minor in Chinese Studies_________

Your aspiration for the scholarship of Summer Program in China. Please use the back of this page if necessary.

     University of Houston Scholarships
                       ( For UH students only)

   1. International Education Fund Scholarship (IEFS)
   2. Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship(HJCC)
   Both Scholarships are available to All UH Students who have completed
   12 Hours of course work. Deadline is MARCH 1. For information and to
   download the forms, please go to:
For help with IEFS and HJCC scholarship applications, you should go to the Office of
International Studies and Programs (OISP), located on the 5th floor of the E. Cullen building, and
speak with an advisor.

For Financial aid, please contact the University of Houston’s Office of Scholarships and
Financial Aid at
Contact us at or or if you
need assistance.

                        Medical Release Form
                     (Please turn in with program application)

In the event of any medical emergency (physical or mental), Student hereby grants to UH
or any of its representatives on the Program the full authority to take any action deemed
necessary to protect Student’s mental or physical health and safety at Student’s own
expense, including, but not limited to, placing Student under the care of a doctor or in a
hospital or any place for medical examination and/or treatment or returning the Student to
the United States at Student’s own expense if such return is deemed necessary after
consultation with medical authorities. In the event Student is returned to the United States,
Students shall not recover any money paid for and in connection with the Program.
Student agrees UH is not required to take any such actions if it is not aware of the
emergency or in its discretion determines no emergency exists. Should the need arise, UH,
OISP representative is authorized to provide any personal information of Student to any
health care provider.

Pleas read these forms and follow all instructions for completion. FULL DISCLOSE
REQUIRED. The information on these forms will assist health care providers in the
event of a medical emergency. It is very important that all sections are completed fully
and accurately. If a question is not applicable, enter N/A.

STUDENTS’FULL NAME:_______________________________________________

HOME ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________

CITY:______________ STATE:____________________ ZIP:____________________

MAILING ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________

CITY:______________ STATE:____________________ ZIP:____________________

HOME PHONE:_______________________ WORK PHONE:____________________


Emergency Contact:


Address:__________________________             State:____________ Zip:______________

Home Phone:________________ Work Phone:______________ Other:______________

Primary Care Physician:

Name:________________________________         Office Phone:__________________
Insurance Carrier:_______________________________________________________

Policy Number:_________________________________________________________

Medical insurance is highly recommended for course participation. Health care providers
may require proof of ability to pay for services before services are rendered. If you do not
have health insurance, trip insurance may be purchased from an independent insurance
agency. If you purchase temporary health insurance, you must provide the name of the
carrier and the policy number in the blanks provided. Please consultant Macorie Inc.,
Students Insurance Agency.

I verify that all information in this health disclosure is complete, accurate and true to the
best of my knowledge.


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         I have read and understand the conditions of this consent form.

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