ERIC Number: ED214447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
American Study Programs in China: An Interim Report Card.
American study programs in China were assessed, based on interviews with American undergraduate or graduate students studying or doing research at various China institutions during the 1980-81 academic year and with Chinese administrators from the institutions. Four channels exist through which American students can arrange placement in China: national competition, institution-to-institution links, individual application (either to a Chinese university or the Ministry of Education), and short-term study programs packaged in the United States. Somewhere between 70 and 100 formal exchange agreements to facilitate the sharing of academic resources have been concluded between U.S. and Chinese institutions. A list of American institutions reporting such agreements is appended. Data are presented on the distribution of American students at Chinese universities during the 1980-81 academic year (excluding short-term language programs). In all the arrangements (except for the summer language programs), the majority of those going to China are American graduate students who are either taking coursework or doing dissertation research. Several small groups of undergraduates participate during the academic year, mainly in language programs. A summary is presented on general curricula, language classes, research difficulties, and field research. In addition, the following concerns are addressed: socializing with Chinese, housing, travel, supervision of students, university administration, credit and grading, and summer language programs. Appended materials include: U.S.-Chinese Institutional agreements, summer language programs in China, and a bibliography on U.S-China educational exchange. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Freedom, Chinese, College Programs, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Differences, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Housing, International Educational Exchange, Interpersonal Relationship, Research Problems, Research Projects, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Travel, Undergraduate Students
U.S.-China Education Clearinghouse, 1860 19th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Communication Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.; National Association for Foreign Students Affairs, Washington, DC. China Education Clearinghouse.
Identifiers: China; United States