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miami university thursday november 15th 2007

The Miami University

China Semester Program

The Miami University

China Semester Program

Miami University

Thursday, November 15th, 2007


Info Session Topics

  • About Us
  • Petters EducAsian & Miami University
  • Program Location - Shanghai
  • Jiao Tong University Partnership
  • Curriculum
  • Activities & Excursions
  • Schedules
  • Safeguarding our Students
  • Administration, Pricing, Requirements
  • Q & A

Petters Global Learning


Promote individual, team and organizational effectiveness by bringing business and academia together to ignite new ideas, solve problems, build skills.



  • 12 years in study abroad
  • Offices and staff in Shanghai and Beijing
  • Extensive working knowledge of China
  • Operational Expertise

"Thank you EducAsian for putting a great program together for me. The program and staff are first rate. From our meeting with the head of General Motors China to our personalized tours of the city, to the unequaled comfort and peace of mind EducAsian provides, I could not be more happy with my experience."John Barrett

Wharton School of Business

University of Pennsylvania


University Partnerships

  • College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • University of Minnesota – Carlson School
  • SUNY
  • Georgetown
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Professional Memberships

  • AmCham
  • US China Business Council
  • EuroCham
  • NAFSA Association of International Educators
  • American Council Teachers Foreign Languages
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association
  • Association of Asian Studies
miami university china semester
Miami UniversityChina Semester
  • Program Location: Shanghai
  • Host University: SJTU
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty
  • Excursions, Activities & Lectures
  • Scheduling
Shanghai 上 海
  • The Paris of the East
  • Economic Powerhouse
  • Diverse Architecture
  • Educational Center
  • Cultural and Art Center
  • Bustling Night Life
  • Great Shopping
jiao tong university
Jiao Tong University

The University

  • Location, Location, Location
  • French Concession District
  • Established 1896
  • Top Tier China University
  • Top 4 university in China
  • Columbia, UCLA, Michigan, Purdue
  • Former President

Jiang Ze Min

  • 6 Campuses;
  • 38,000 students
campus housing
Single with bathroom

Single with out bathroom

Campus Housing
  • Double with bath
  • Double w/o bath
  • Created by University Partners to ensure quality and credit
  • Taught by US/Chinese faculty approved by Advisory Board
  • 4 Core Credit Courses: 12- 16 credits per semester – internship credit potential
  • Three social science courses, one language,
  • Business Lectures and Cultural Excursions supplement curriculum
  • All courses taught in English with exception of Mandarin
core curriculum
Core Curriculum
  • Politics and Society in Contemporary China
  • Culture and History:

An Overview

  • Business and Economics in Contemporary China
  • Mandarin Language
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Politics & SocietyTom Lairson, Rollins
  • Introduce contemporary China with an overview of breathtaking change over the past century:
    • End of a dynasty, a civil war, invasion and occupation,
    • communism to capitalism
    • economic growth and rapid integration into world economy
  • Take a detailed look at current social, political, economic and environmental issues
  • Examine Issues with little parallel in China’s recent past:
    • enforcing economic rules; addressing environmental crisis
    • social and political tensions generated by rapid change
    • managing global relations from a newfound position of strength
Western Imperialism and the Collapse of the Qing Dynasty (1900-1912)

The Warlord Era, World War I and Communism in China (1912-1927)

Civil War and World War II (1927-1945)

Communist Victory and the Development of Communism (1945-1965)

The Cultural Revolution and the Decline of Communism (1966-1978)

China’s International Relations: Soviet Alliance and Conflict; the Vietnam War and Détente with the United States (1950-1979)

Deng Xiaoping and Revolutionary Economics (1978-1989)

Conflicts over development and democracy: Tiananmen Square (1985-1995)

Integration with the World Economy (1989-2007)

Economic Growth: Success and Inequality

China’s Rise and U.S. Relations

China’s Rise and Relations with Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia

China’s Rise and the Search for Energy

The Nature of Communism in China

Environmental Crisis in China

Issues of Gender in Contemporary China

Transformation of family structure

Politics & Society


Culture & History Yusheng Yao, Rollins

  • An overview of Chinese history and culture from ancient times to present
  • History: provides students a story line and contextual framework for discussing major themes and topics of Chinese culture
  • Strong field study component in Shanghai and Beijing
    • Formation and evolution of Chinese identity, China’s imperial system and modern party dictatorship,
    • China’s social system including family, lineage, gender relations,
    • China’s economic system,
    • Chinese philosophical and religious traditions,
    • Chinese education system,
    • Chinese literature and arts and
    • Chinese major customs and habits.
major topics
1. Periodization of and Approaches to Chinese History

2. Ancient China: Shang, Zhou Dynasties

3. Imperial China: Unification of China and Centralized Bureaucracy (Qin and Han Dynasties)

4. Imperial China: Division, Reunification, and Improvement on Centralized Bureaucracy (Northern and Southern Dynasties, Sui and Tang Dynasties)

5. Medieval Economic Revolution and Conquest Empire (Song and Yuan Dynasties)

6. Late Imperial China: Third Commercial Revolution and Consolidated Autocracy (Ming and Qing Dynasties)

7. Dynastic Decline and Western Intrusion: 19th Century

8. Fall of the Last Dynasty: Reforms and 1911 Revolution

Field trip: Visit Shanghai Museum for arts and artifacts in ancient and Imperial China)

9. Warlordism and Cultural Crisis: May Fourth Movement

10. Rise and Struggle of Political Parties: 1921 to 1927

11. Nanjing Decade and Communist Survival: 1927-1936

12. China in WWII and Civil War: 1937-1945, 1946-1949

13. China under Mao: 1949-1976

14. Opening Up and Economic Reforms (1977-Present)

Field trip for history of People’s Republic of China: (Potentially Partnered with the Politics and Society course and Business course) for interviews and panel discussions with Chinese senior citizens, business people, educators and students

Major Topics

I. Chinese History Overview

1. Formation and Evolution of Chinese Identity and View of the World

Field study: Bund to illustrate of Western power and influence before 1949. Oriental Pearl Tower for Shanghai’s today and tomorrow

2. China’s Political System: From Centralized Bureaucracy to Party Dictatorship

Field Study:Beijing

3. China’s Social System: Family, Lineage and Gender Relations

Field Study: Groups discussions with elderly people who have experienced changes in both urban and rural communities.

4. China’s Economic and Technological Revolutions and Stagnation

Field Study: talk with selected business representatives in joint ventures, state-owned and private business, enterprise and village

5. China’s Traditional Education and Civil Examination System

Field Study: Confucian Temple and the National University in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (Guozijian) in Beijing. Roundtable discussion

6. China’s Philosophical and Religious Traditions

Field Study: Visit Buddhist and Taoist Temples

7. China’s Traditional Literature and Arts

Field study: Shanghai Museum; movies from 1930s to present to assess cultural change; attend an Opera or other Chinese musical event..

8. China’s Major Customs and Habits

Field Study: Participate in Chinese major holidays, life-cycle ceremonies. Observe and discuss social hierarchy and interactions.

Major Topics

II.Chinese Culture Overview

business economics david yen miami u of ohio
Business & EconomicsDavid Yen, Miami U of Ohio
  • Introduce students to current issues and decision-making matters which organizations encounter within the competitive international, global market in China.
  • Addresses complexities of the global marketplace and the peculiarities of doing business under operating constraints and strategic initiatives
  • Designed to build an in depth knowledge of the business and economic aspects which affect investment strategies, entrepreneurship opportunities, and technological development
  • Acquaints students with the issues, problems, and challenges to successfully conduct business, make investment decisions, and/or pursue management careers across national borders in general and in China in particular.
  • Emphasis is on economic development, financial investment strategies, managerial practices, production /operation requirements/attributes, and other business-related topics.
  • Additional coverage will include, but will not be limited to: behavioral philosophy, value concept, negotiation management, leadership style, and modern development in China.
major topics1
Globalization: (MT1)

Cross culture business, values, attitudes, social structure, education, management philosophy, personal communications, and leadership (MT2).

Economic systems, environment, perspectives, power, limitations, transition, and development (MT3)

International trade (MT4).

Business-government relationships; (MT5).

Foreign direct Investment; (MT6).

Economic integration. I (MT7).

International Strategy.(MT8)

Analyzing international opportunities. (MT9).

Selecting entry modes. Importing/exporting, licensing, franchising, strategic alliance, joint venture, partner selection, wholly owned subsidiaries (MT10).

Developing and marketing products. (MT11)

Outsourcing. (MT12)

Hiring, retention and management of employees (MT13)

Managing the operations,(MT14).

Major Topics

Mandarin Chinese Classes中 文 课

  • Jiao Tong Faculty
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Textbooks, CD’s, Workbooks
  • Communicative
  • Experiential
  • Local Language Partners
  • For credit internship opportunity
  • Assigned to company, government, non-profit to support major and career interests
  • Disciplined process for learning objectives, on-site evaluation, mid term and final assessments; work closely with Academic Director
  • Partner University Faculty
  • Chinese faculty screened and approved by Curriculum Committee members
  • Jiao Tong classes and teachers for Mandarin language
the lecture series
The Lecture Series
  • Linked to the core curriculum of semester program
  • Networks through PGW, our partner school alumni, EducAsian past sponsorship
  • Targeted to entrepreneur spirit of Petters and opportunities for life long learning

Speakers and Lectures


David Chen, President

Tim Stafford, Vice Chairman

General Motors China

Joe Hatfield, President/CEO

Wal-Mart China

Jim Bryant,

Chief Representative Subway

Chris La Due,

Executive Director

Mountain Institute

Program participants with AmCham President, Charlie Martin.

Speakers from:



The Economist

Sun MicroSystems

Rolls Royce

More . . .

speakers lectures
Speakers & Lectures


Steve Forbes

Editor in Chief, Forbes Magazine

Peter Wolcott, Bureau Chief

Wall Street Journal Shanghai

Peter Goodman, Bureau Chief

Washington Post

Program participants with NY Senator, Charles Schumer

speakers lectures1
Speakers & Lectures
  • Government
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Governor, State of California
  • Senator Charles Schumer
  • US Senator
  • Ian McDaniels
  • Executive Director
  • US-China Business Council
  • Mayor Anthony Williams
  • Mayor, Washington, D. C.
  • Charles Martin, President
  • American Chamber of Commerce

Students with Washington, D. C.

Mayor Anthony Williams

beyond business government lectures activities
Beyond Business & Government Lectures /Activities
  • Calligraphy & The Evolution of Chinese Characters
  • Martial Arts: History, Forms

& Styles

  • Cooking: Regional Differences

& Tastes

  • Chinese Classical Music: Piba, Erhu, Gu Zheng, Dizi, etc . . .
cultural excursions
Cultural Excursions
  • Weekend Excursions
    • Suzhou
    • Nanjing
    • Hangzhou
  • Mid Term Excursion
    • Beijing & Qingdao
  • Semester End Excursion
    • Xian, Tibet, Gulin, Hong Kong

Class Schedules

Class Schedules

Built around 2 two hour a week core courses

Language courses daily

Internship credit option

Friday free for excursions


Program Itinerary

Fall Semester, 2008

class schedule sample internship credit
Class Schedule: Sample Internship Credit

“EducAsian’s program was totally awesome and one of the best experiences in my life. I learned so much about China's history and culture. You guys did a great job!!"Alison Meighan,

Syracuse University

class schedule sample intensive chinese
Class Schedule: Sample Intensive Chinese

"EducAsian is the best! From the beginning to the end the service was fantastic. Great people, great lounge, great program. Have no worries-seriously. I have nothing but glowing reviews." Greg May

George Washington University

early arrival mandarin boot camp optional
Early Arrival:Mandarin Boot Camp (optional)

Mandarin Classes: Monday, August 4th – Friday, August 29th

4 Week Program (Monday – Friday)


Turn Key Process

  • Pre Departure Support
  • Visa Support
  • Arrival Orientation
  • Health & Safety
  • Insurance
  • Student Db & Application Tracking
  • Evaluation & Post Experiential Follow Up

"The experience of living in China and studying Chinese gave me a much greater understanding and insight into how the Chinese live and think."Tim Louey

Columbia University

  • Admission Requirements:
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average
  • At least one year of college experience
  • Any past MU Code violations require a personal interview and eligibility review
  • No Chinese language prerequisite but prior study is highly recommended
  • Application by March 1, 2008 with an academic advisor’s signature required
  • EnrollmentRequirements:
  • Every student must register fulltime to include a language course and lecture courses
  • If one language course, then all three lecture courses
  • If one language course and one internship course, then two lecture courses
  • If two language courses, then two lecture courses
program pricing
Program Pricing

16 Week Program

  • Ohio Resident Total Billed: $11,421
  • Non‐Resident Total Billed: $17,647

Includes: Tuition, housing, visas, insurance, pre-departure support, arrival/welcome

package, orientation, activities, lectures, sightseeing, 24/7 staff support, embassy

registration, some meals, breakfast/lunch & some dinners during “travel days”

"Guys, I just wanted to say thanks for a completely incredible experience in China. I couldn't have hoped for better. You're getting raving reviews back home!”Chris Paolella

Rhode Island College

safeguarding students
Safeguarding Students
  • Our most important job
  • On-site supervision in dormitory of residence
  • Guided field trips
  • Security and safety on campus/off-campus
  • Detailed information and procedures for emergencies and medical needs
  • 24/7 Staff Support

Never more than a call away….

  • Q & A
  • Thank You!谢谢