The 2014 International Field Study in: China.

Southern Connecticut State University will once again offer an international abroad course to China on May 21 – June 4, 2014.

Learn about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the field of information & library science, and visit some of China's most magnificent sites in this 2-week summer program. Students will have the opportunity to meet international health information professionals, and acquire practical knowledge of informatics and services provided in Chinese libraries. Professional visits include the National Science Library, Institute of Information on Traditional Chinese Medicine (IITCM), Chongwen Health School, Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and medical university libraries, as well as urban and rural healthcare clinics in Beijing and Tianjin. Cultural learning excursions will give students the opportunity to visit the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden City. Excursions will also include demonstrations of Taijiquan and Qigong as well as experiencing various forms of actual herbal medicine, acupuncture and dietary therapy.

More info and application can be found at

Please contact Dr. Yan Quan Liu for the "China Course" program information.
For additional information such as deposit and Visa application you can contact:

Michael Schindel
Office of International Education,
Associate Coordinator and Risk Management Liaison
Southern Connecticut State University
(203) 392-5454

For more info about this course, you can visit Southern's International Program China at programs/short term programs/china2011/

Also, watch one of Video clips of the 2011 China documentary in Beijing.  Available at:

Special Report: Summer Program in China'11
by Yan Quan Liu, Department of Information & Library Science

Southern's Department of Information & Library Science offered a summer abroad course in China on June 11-24, 2011. This first-time trip to Beijing for our Southern students was exciting and unforgettable. Program participants conducted a total of nine professional visits, which included five top libraries in China—the National Library of China, National Science Library, Peking University Library, Beijing Normal University Library and Beijing Post & Telecommunications Library; three top library & information schools—Peking University Department of Information Management, Beijing Normal University School of Information and Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU) School of Information Management; and one commercial digital library—Chaoxing Digital Group. The institutions provided us not only with carefully prepared PowerPoint slides shows, tours, but also very warm receptions with foods, gifts, even full banquet lunches. To help our American students to better understand Chinese family life, Dr. Li Cheng, the Dean of the School of Information in BISTU hosted a family party at his home. The coming participations in this course are expect to come back again to these institutions in years to come.

Students also made wonderful trips at more than ten interesting points in Beijing for cultural learning activities: the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, The Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace, Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, Beihai/Haohai/Shichahai Parks, Bird's Nest and Water Cubic of Olympic buildings. The class members also obtained Chinese dining experiences during daily meals, especially meals from the Golden Jaguar Buffet, Origus, King of Noodles, and the street foods in Wangfujing and Haohai.



More Report on China Trip

Published in the Canterbury School's fall issue of their aulmni magazine, The Pallium. [This article is delightful in narrative and photographs.. Enjoy.]

Report on China Trip--pdf file