Friday, February 25, 2011

International Education in Asian Affairs Opportunities

A multitude of International Education in Asia opportunities are being offered by the GWU Elliott School of International Affairs.

The University of Hong Kong invites Elliott School students to participate in its summer course, held at Peking University in Beijing. The course will consist of seminar-type sessions with speakers on China's foreign policy thinking, Sino-U.S relations, China and Asian Pacific security, Sino-Japanese relations, China and North Korean Nuclear Crisis, China and WTO, China’s political system, and its foreign economic relations. The lecture and follow-up discussion will be in English. In the afternoon of the two weeks, Beijing will make arrangement for the group to visit some academic institutions, such as Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Zhong Guan Cun High-Tech Park, National History Museum, and China Institute of Contemporary International Relations. No Chinese language skills are required for participation. The entire course is taught in Beijing.

Dates: 16-27 May, 2011 (Mon to Fri) in Beijing

Costs: GW tuition and fees for 3 credits are payable to GW at the regular summer sessions rate. In addition, an estimated RMB 5,000 is payable upon arriving Beijing (for special lectures, busing from/to Airport, sightseeing tour, and transportation for afternoon activities). For accommodations, the costs are an additional RMB 340 per night.

Credits: Elliott School students can earn 3 transfer credits for IAFF 328 Special Topics in Asian Studies: Current Issues in China’s International Relations. Students should consult their program directors to determine how this course fits into Plans of Study.
Application and more information: Application materials are due to Caroline Donovan White,, by March 9, 2010. Please contact Caroline for application details.

On Campus Dates: April 30, 2011 (4:30pm)
Overseas Dates: June 5-18, 2011

The Elliott School is pleased to offer the 3rd annual Econ 6280 “Survey of International Economics,” in Shanghai, taught by Professor Steven Suranovic, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs. The course covers basic theory and policy aspects of both international trade and international finance. With China as the most important emerging economy in the world today, virtually every topic covered in this course corresponds to an issue between the US and China, or between the China and the rest of the world. The course will use China’s experiences as a way of vividly highlighting the economic lessons of the course. Space is limited.
More info? Apply by March 1 at

The Center for Global Education at the George Mason University will offer the following graduate-level courses during the summer 2011 term. Although GMU is a Consortium school, Elliott School students must enroll for this Short-Term Abroad course directly with GMU (not via Consortium). Students enroll at GMU as visiting, non-degree students and make all payments to GMU directly.

For credits earned on other/non-GW programs, graduate students should complete the Elliott School Transfer Credit Approval Form
. For each course taken abroad, a student must obtain approval from a faculty member in the corresponding department for each course to be transferred into the degree program. For more details on transfer credit approvals, see
GW students must also comply with the GW International Travel Approval Policy.

China at the Crossroads: People in Motion
An overview and Synthesis of contemporary migration, with an emphasis on the East Asian experience, this seminar will look at three Chinese cities experiencing this global phenomenon in very distinct ways:
Dates: May 27 - June 12, 2011
Interested? See:

Grassroots Peacebuilding, Environmental Issues and Culture in the Philippines
This Summer Program will offer students direct contact with world issues like poverty and environmental change by granting them unique access to Filipino life and culture.
Dates: May 18 - July 1, 2011, tentative
Interested? See:

GW students who travel abroad for academic purposes must comply with the GW International Travel Approval Policy (ITAP) “Academic purposes” includes study abroad, internships, capstones, research projects, etc.
Prior to enrolling in a program, students must propose travel and have it approved by their program director/faculty advisor; in destinations of high risk, the travel must be approved by the GW Associate Vice President for International Programs. To begin the proposal process, navigate to


  1. I always wanted to study in China, specifically to Hong Kong.
    However, life took me to U.S. (>.<)

    Sometimes you are not able to implement your plans and thus it is important to have generally applied information to be available to you.

    You can always visit this blog devoted to general study abroad

    Eugene K.

  2. Great, I never knew this, thanks.