Study in Shanghai this summer

By Sophia Latifyar - Staff Reporter

Highline faculty will help students go international this summer.

Kevin Stanley and Raegan Copeland are teaming up in creating a short-term study abroad program.

An amazing opportunity to be able to visit Shanghai, China and experience the difference in dynamics of the rapid development in the market base for students who are looking for an international experience.

Stanley is an economics professor here at Highline who will be teaming up with Tacoma Community College in leading this trip and teaching the students about global economic and social issues.

Stanley and the students will be staying at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, prestigious school that Highline has partnered with more than 20 years.

The estimated cost for this trip as of now will be $2,050 (actual cost will be determined once closer to departing date). This cost includes the accommodations, meals and airfare, cultural activities, international health insurance, in-country transportation, and fees.

Scholarships and financial aid are available for students to apply for in managing financial costs.

The topics that Stanley and Highline students will be focusing on include social change, economic growth, labor markets, exchange rates, government policy and international trade. By using these topics, they will determine the impact of Chinese economy on the environment and how it is changing the lives of working people.

"The program will consist of exploring the city by having museum visits, factory and trade visits, experiencing local companies in the Chinese environment and comparing the wide varieties of global and social issues," said Stanley.

In addition, the program's academic fulfillment will issue five credits for Econ 110: Global Economic Issues for this upcoming fall.

This program will also qualify for these categories: Diversity and Globalism requirement, as an Elective, Associates of Science in Business or International Business requirement as well as substitution for the Business-Related Associates in Science courses, and for a Associates degree in Social Science Area 1.

While doing the study abroad program, it will not interfere with other courses from the upcoming Fall Quarter but will count as a course for Fall Quarter.

"This is Highline's first study abroad program. It will be an interesting and fun dynamic in helping students have an abroad experience," said Stanley.

For more information in regards to the international study abroad program please contact Kevin Stanley and Raegan Copeland. The best method would be vising their office hours or emailing them.

Kevin Stanley: Raegan Copeland:

There is an upcoming information session on Thursday, May 4, from 1-3 p.m. in Building 2 room 206.

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