CLIC - Nankai Social Anthropology Program
Study social anthropological field methods on location in China this summer!
Summer 20 applications
University-specific additional requirements
One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below. Open to Canadian citizens only.
Summer 21 applications
Open Fall 2020
Students will take the course Anthropological Field Methods at Nankai university and receive credit for Anth 411 at the University of Calgary.
Course Description: This course is an introduction to perspectives, basic techniques, and skills of collecting field data in cultural anthropology, which, to some extent, is the key characteristic of cultural anthropology. Topics mainly include the history of anthropological research methods, research proposal writing, preparations for fieldwork, how to enter the field sites, the routine of fieldwork, ethnographic techniques such as observation, conversation and interviewing, participant observation, genealogical method, life histories, and ethical issues of doing fieldwork.
June 24 - July 23, 2020 (tentative, will be confirmed in January)
Students are responsible for their flights, health insurance, visas, vaccinations, food, and their additional travel budgets.
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 Nankai University
- housing subsidy at Nankai 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.
Students will live in the dormitory at Nankai, which is subsidized by the CLIC scholarship.
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 2.7(B-). Preference is given to students majoring in sociology or anthropology.
Please note: Only Canadian citizens are eligible to apply.
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
Study Abroad 101
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Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
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Identify three programs of interest
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These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
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Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.