Thursday, April 10, 2014

SAIS to offer new summer program in English at Nanjing campus

Are you interested in China but do not speak Chinese? SAIS has an opportunity for you.

Starting in June, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) will be offering a new summer program that caters to those who may not speak Chinese but who are keen to learn more about the country and the region.

The summer courses focus on economic, political and environmental issues in East Asia. The full-time residential program combines English-language SAIS course work with guided regional excursions.
HNC's new building

“The program is designed for people who have an interest in China and building their China-related academic credentials, but don’t necessarily have the language or experience with the country to do an immersive program independently,” Academic Affairs Program Coordinator at SAIS DC, Kaelyn Lowmaster, told the SAIS Observer student newspaper.
The courses are open to students of all backgrounds, from rising college seniors to mid-career professionals. Classes can count toward requirements at HNC or toward area studies requirements at SAIS DC.
It will be the first time that that professors from HNC and SAIS team up to teach courses side-by-side in English. SAIS DC professors David Lampton and Kent E. Calder, as well as former SAIS professor Bo Kong and seven HNC professors including professor William Fowler, will teach this summer.
For alumni interested in enrolling, the new Nanjing program will offer a discount on tuition, increasing the accessibility of HNC to the SAIS community in Asia, the United States and Europe.

Meanwhile, summer courses in Washington are offered in international relations, policy studies, development, conflict management, strategic and regional studies. Structured for the working professional, classes are scheduled two evenings each week.

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