Friday, February 5, 2016

Apply to Universitas 21 to Study Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture in July in Shangai!

The Office of International Affairs is opening applications for the Universitas 21 summer programs. They are subsidizing the participation costs for four students.
Host: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Location: Shanghai, China
Program dates: July 4-18, 2016
Travel dates: July 2-18, 2016
Theme: Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture
Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $3,200/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Shanghai.
This is a competitive application.

2016 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School (U21 Summer School)
Apply by March 1st, 2016! 
 The summer school will be preceded by an online course open to all U21 students, integrating a virtual element to the program.
The U21 Summer School is a two-week summer science program, promoting interdisciplinary learning and cultural exchange. Participants will attend seminars with distinguished guest lecturers on topics ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine to medical device engineering and manufacturing, visit academic and commercial pharmaceutical labs, as well as get the chance to tour major sites in Shanghai. The Summer School offers lectures, practice courses, and student research opportunities in all areas of drug discovery and the development of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs). Participating students will have opportunities to gain first-hand experience in TCM drug discovery, development, and manufacturing as well as optional hands-on involvement in clinical practice, and even acupuncture and moxibustion at Shanghai local TCM hospitals. Students attending the U21 Summer School are expected to complete the virtual course on Traditional Chinese Medicine in preparation for their trip, starting in March 2016. This will allow a more practical approach during the Summer School, in an O2O (on-line teaching, off-line hands-on lab work) environment. Students who are not attending the U21 Summer School are also invited to take part in the MOOC and learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture.

Submit your application online at by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016