Study Abroad Programs for Summer 2013 at Queens College

There is no better-or more enjoyable-way of learning about the world than
through travel. In fact, Queens College encourages all students to leave New
York City at some point in their academic careers, whether or not they speak
a foreign language; many classes are offered in English. Study Abroad
options range from relatively short summer and winter intercession courses
to programs that last a semester or two. Programs are open to all
undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of
study, language fluency, or other program criteria). There is travel on
Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Chinese Art and Civilization ( Conducted in English) – Course: 3 credits
Application Deadline: April 8, 2013
The mission of this course is to give students an opportunity to develop,
explore, and heighten their technical, cultural, and aesthetic awareness of
ceramics in a global context, using the rich history and culture of China as
a great resource. Studying in China provides an opportunity to learn and
interact with resident artists and factory artisans, and to experience
different technical processes at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen.
Students will conclude by visiting galleries, museums, art districts, and
cultural and historical sites in the capital city of Beijing.
This class has two parts:
1. Students will complete assigned research reading, discussions,
presentations, and expression in ceramic and clay media. They will become
familiar with and use vocabulary that will help in discussing ceramic work
in terms of its visual and conceptual elements and in historical and
cultural context.
2. Students will have hands-on experience in exploring technical processes,
development of ideas, abstract thinking, aesthetic appreciation, and gaining
an understanding of traditional and contemporary ceramics arts. Finally,
they will continue to develop the skills necessary to look critically at
their own work and that of others. The most helpful learning devices will be
each student’s active participation, interest and curiosity in art and
culture, and creative, self-motivated open mind. Location: Jingdezhen and
Beijing, China
NY departure and return dates: May 28 – June 26

China: Land and Its People? :Chinese Language & Culture – 3 credits,
Mandarin Language (All Levels) Application Deadline: April 8, 2013
Discover the Southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, known for its "noodles
carried on a pole," relaxed atmosphere, large number of tea houses, and
brocade work. Each afternoon, students will be taken by bus to a site of
significance; lectures and content about these sites form an integral part
of the learning experience. Highlights include the Wenshu Temple, Dujiangyen
irrigation works, an evening opera performance, Giant Panda Breeding
Preserve, Mount Emei. Students will travel to Beijing to visit the Forbidden
City, Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven. Location: Chengdu and Beijing,
NY departure and return dates: May 28 – June 26
Housing: Sichuan University Student housing and hotel in Beijing

Visit our course offerings and apply on-line!

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
718-997-5050 / 718-997-5055 (FAX)


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