ERIC Number: ED395615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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The RMIT Wuhan Project.
In March 1995, Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology began offering Australian and Chinese students an Associate Diploma of Business in International Trade at the Wuhan Yejin University of Science and Technology, in China. The course is offered at the University's China Iron and Steel Industry Training Centre, a joint project between the Australian and Chinese governments, and offers students the following benefits: (1) an international trade focus; (2) a short, 1-year course of study and a focus on practical skill-building; (3) an international setting for Australian students; (4) readily accessible foreign qualification for Chinese students; and (5) privileged entry into other courses in Australia. The program is presented entirely in English, except for some special tutorials in which the Chinese students may ask questions in Chinese, but Australian students are required to study Mandarin. In its first year, the program attracted students who had a strong desire to work in the field of international trade and a majority already had definite links with international organizations. While the ages of these students ranged from 18 to 50 years old, it was determined that students who were 25 years and older, with significant employment and life experience, tended to adjust better to the new environment and were better able to apply themselves to their studies. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Royal Melbourne Inst of Techn (Australia); Wuhan Yejin Univ of Science and Techn (China)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Community Colleges for International Development (19th, Phoenix, AZ, February 3-6, 1996).