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MDC Students Invited to Explore China’s Economic and Trade Practices in Study Abroad Program

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Miami, December 16, 2011 - From South America to Europe and beyond, Miami Dade College (MDC) students are encouraged to see the world as they learn. Next spring, from April 29 to May 29, 2012, MDC will offer a dynamic study abroad program titled Economic Awakenings: China.

This program is designed for students who wish to learn about economics in the context of globalization. It begins with two seminars on campus prior to departure for Shanghai. While in China, students will study macro and micro economics, visit historic sites, and participate in cultural activities. 

Students will reside and attend classes at the Songjiang University Park Campus of Shanghai-Lixin University of Commerce (SLUC). SLUC was established in 1928 by Dr. Shu Lun Pan, often referred to as the “Father of Modern Accounting in China.”

Now under the jurisdiction of the Shanghai Municipal Government, SLUC offers a variety of degree programs mainly in the areas of accounting, economics, and international trade. 

Economics courses (ECO 2013 and ECO 2023) will be taught in English by MDC School of Business Professor Dr. Robert Foran. Guest lectures on the Chinese economy and cultural seminars, from cooking to Tai Chi, will be taught by the faculty of Shanghai-Lixin. The classes are part of MDC’s Summer A, 2012 semester. 

In addition to the tuition for the two three-credit courses, the cost of the program is $4,750 and includes all airfare, health insurance, housing, most meals, some guided tours, and ground transportation. A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required. 

This is the third year that the program has been offered by MDC and SLUC. 

Students are encouraged to apply soon as space is very limited. No prior experience for participation is required, but students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

For more information regarding Economic Awakenings: China, please contact Dr. Robert Foran at 305-237-7665 or


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