The first international summer program of the University Consortium of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (hereinafter referred to as “UCMSR”) shall take place in Xiamen University with the aim of providing aspiring college students abundant learning resources and cutting-edge knowledge about China's economy, culture and other related academic areas, while facilitating exchanges and cooperation in areas of inter-university communication as well as promoting the sharing of best practices in talent cultivation among UCMSR members.
Themed“Grasping the Economic Pulse of China”, this intensive short-term program is tailor-made for students of the UCMSR member universities who would like to learn more about Chinese economy, developments and prospects in its sociocultural context. In order to create a visualized and dynamic environment for immersion study, the program mainly consists of academic lectures, field trips, cultural experiences and workshop activities.
Lectures have been designed to fully engage students by presenting interesting topics worthy of exploration and discussion, with each issue being addressed by renowned scholars. To offer the students with “living textbooks”, a series of field trips have been arranged for them to understand local industries and lifestyle, which include visits to famous companies, historical sites and cultural attractions of Xiamen city, as well as one of the most important Chinese ports along the ancient Maritime Silk road – Quanzhou.
In addition, cultural experience is a very important aspect of this program. Students will have hands-on opportunities to be exposed to a fascinating mix of traditional Chinese culture, including Chinese tea, martial arts, Chinese painting and calligraphy as well as sumptuous Chinese food. To further promote interpersonal communications, domestic and overseas students shall be challenged to build the spirit of teamwork through group projects and other workshop activities aimed at fostering such coordination and cooperation.
Duration: 20 July -1 August, 2019
Undergraduates from the UCMSR members or partners of Xiamen University
Must be 18 years old or over as of 20 July, 2019 and in good health
Must be currently enrolled at a college/university
No particular knowledge background is required
No Chinese language skill is required
Language of Instruction: English
Number of Participants: Maximum 90
As a special offer for the first international summer program of the UCMSR, the organizer will cover local hospitality, which includes the following items:
Meals are available in the student canteens at Xiamen University at a very reasonable price. Each tudent will get a dinning card upon arrival. Free food will also be provided during off-campus activities.
Students will be accommodated in the on-campus hotel on campus, which is within walking distance to event venues. Each room houses two students, and students can use all the facilities, such as desk, chairs, TV, air-conditioner, Wifi and shared bathroom.
Transportation will be provided by the organizer.
Tuition is waived.
The participants must purchase their health insurance to cover their travel and stay in China prior to their departure. The international airfare and other personal expense are borne by the participants.
Schedule (Beijing Standard Time):
18 MARCH (MON) – 29 APRIL (MON)
30 APRIL (TUE)
Arrival & Registration
20 JULY (SAT)
21 JULY (SUN)
Program Starts & Orientation
21 JULY (SUN)
Summer Program Ends
31 JULY (WED)
31 JULY (WED)
1 AUGUST (THU)
(1) Application Form
(2) Nomination from the home university
(3) A photocopy of passport bio-page/resident identity card
(4) A copy of health insurance certificate/general travel insurance
Nominated applicants shall fill in the Application Form and send it with other application materials to email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 May, 2019. Invitations will be issued within 10 days after we receive all the application materials from the home university.
Office of UCMSR Secretariat
Ms. CHEN Yating
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