This program looks at education development from both an urban and a rural perspective. It includes school visits and the opportunity to teach English during the field trip to the rural school.
Students will receive credit for EAST 400 at UCalgary.
Typically the program is from late May to late June. Exact dates will be shared here once available.
Students are responsible for their flights, health insurance, visas, vaccinations, food, and their additional travel budgets. There are also approximately $600 in additional fees that are not covered by the CLIC funding to cover the field trip and transportation portions of the program.
While many of the in country costs during the program are covered by the CLIC funding described below, students should plan to have access to sufficient funds for the first month of their program as the stipend functions more like a reimbursement since it's not disbursed until at least 2-4 weeks into the program.
CLIC funding is provided through two different sources: the CLIC Member Institution and the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
CLIC-CSC funding is provided to all students of CLIC Universities studying in China. This funding includes:
-tuition costs paid to ECNU
- housing subsidy at the host university (if living in on-campus housing)
- monthly stipend (paid in China, usually towards the end of the program)
- free Chinese medical coverage (although students will still be required to purchase a Canadian travel medical plan to supplement the Chinese coverage)
The CLIC Member Institutions have also provided funding towards these programs. University of Calgary students will receive this funding through the CLIC Grant (amount to be determined based on number of eligible participants.) Apply via the International Study Travel Grant application or Global Access Fund.
HKCBA Award 3 prizes awarded annually. Apply directly to HKCBA ($3000/$2000/$1000)See funding page for more details. Deadline: October 31, 2022
NEW! Global Access Fund - up to 10 student per year and up to $5500 per person. This "funding first" model allows students to apply by October 28 and know their funding results before applying to a program. Economically disadvantaged students, first-in-family to attend university, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+ students, students with disabilities and visible/racialized minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Students will live in the dormitory in shanghai and with host families in Tongzi during the service learning week.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time undergraduate students at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Please note: Only Canadian citizens under 45 years old are eligible to apply.