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High School & Pre College
Chinese Technology and Entrepreneurship: Hangzhou, China

Epic Summer. College Credit. Lifelong Impact.

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Summer 07/13/2018 08/04/2018 3 Weeks 4 $4,500
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Live in China's top tech hub. Study Chinese. Relax at scenic West Lake.

Explore the rapidly expanding world of entrepreneurship and technology in Hangzhou, a high-tech hub in a huge, dynamic economy. Host of the 2016 G20 Summit and home to companies such as Alibaba and NetEase, Hangzhou is driving China’s increasingly important role as a global leader in e-commerce and innovation. Spend the morning in class and then head into the city with classmates for site visits to cutting edge start-ups and tech giants. There’s also time to explore Hangzhou with friends and practice your Chinese language skills as you explore the spot that Marco Polo called “the finest and most splendid city in the world.”

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All Things Tech. In One Beautiful City.

  • See the fast-paced life of an app start up
  • Learn the personal story of a video game designer
  • Observe complexities of an online retailer
  • Feel the creative energy at an entrepreneurship incubator

 

Coursework

Conversational Chinese

1 credit/15 hours

Offered at beginning and intermediate levels. Includes supporting vocabulary for success in the core course. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.

Introduction to Chinese Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

3 credits/45 hours

This introductory course provides an overview of the roles entrepreneurship and technology play in the rapidly developing Chinese economy. Classroom study is complemented by visits and onsite sessions at locations throughout the city.

This course will cover:

  • Recent history and development of the
    Chinese economy
  • Role of technology in China’s economic
    future
  • Hangzhou as a high-tech center for
    e-commerce, mobile apps, and gaming
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in Zhejiang,
    China’s richest province

Your Home Base in Hangzhou

Your classrooms and dorms are centrally located at Zhejiang University of Technology, close to the city center and where CET also partners with Middlebury College to operate the Middlebury School in China. Restaurants, shops, banks, public transportation, and other amenities are all located within walking distance of the main gate. You’ll share a dorm room, including a bathroom, with one other student. You’ll eat most meals in the university cafeteria and enjoy the lovely campus featuring a small river running through the center. A canal-side path along the campus perimeter is perfect for a walk or jog with friends.

Gotta See Hangzhou

Hangzhou, with its beautiful reflected bridges, weeping willows, lotus blooms, and pagodas, is a favorite tourist destination. Take a boat ride on the UNESCO-listed West Lake or hike through the nearby mountains and surrounding tea fields. Check out markets for silk items and fun accessories and taste local delicacies such as sour dumplings, griddle pancakes, and specialty desserts. The city, quickly becoming a model for sustainable practices, features a Low-Carbon Museum and Green Building Museum, as well as ready access to free bike rentals for a trip across the Su Causeway or to check out local art galleries.

Out and About

  • Visit a local night market with your CET peers and RAs.
  • Explore the Grand Canal, a site critical to the development of China’s economy.
  • Check out an internet cafe and play video games with local friends.
  • Take a day trip to the Xixi National Wetlands Park.

Group Flight

CET arranges an accompanied group flight from Washington, DC for students.  The cost of the group flight is billed separately.

Summer

$4,500/ Term

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,850 for the group flight plus airfare or other travel costs to the departure city. Students typically spend about $150 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Courses & Textbooks

Every course you take on the program is included in your tuition. We even supply the textbooks, too.

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is grab your camera.

Housing

We arrange your housing in the dormitory with other students and plenty of resident staff nearby.

All Meals

All of your meals are covered by tuition. Special dietary needs? We’ll help you accommodate those, too.

Supervision and Staff Support

We are your support network. From pre-departure questions to academic support to emergency management, we’ve got your back.

Medical Insurance

Comprehensive medical insurance that includes medical evacuation coverage is included in your tuition.

Transcript

We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the program…the icing on the cake of your college applications.

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Application Requirements

CET seeks motivated high school students interested in a fun and challenging summer experience. The online admissions process includes submission of an application form including short essays, an official high school transcript, and one letter of recommendation from a teacher. CET advisors are available to help choose the program that will be the best fit for you. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 31. Students are generally expected to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply early to ensure space is available in your first-choice program.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from China, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.