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Texas Wesleyan partners with Chinese university for summer program

10.02.2015 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Fountains at the Teach in China summer program

Seven professors joined the Teach in China program to travel overseas and teach at the Communications University of China.

In 2014, the International Admissions Office partnered with the Teach in China program to offer opportunities for our faculty to teach and students to study abroad. This past July and August, Texas Wesleyan University faculty set off to teach for a total of six weeks.

In those weeks, professors taught anywhere from one to two classes with 30 or more undergraduate students. Students at the Communications University of China currently attend American-based schools and travel home to China to continue their studies during the summer.

Dr. Jon Crook, Professor of the Graduate Counseling Program, taught Social Inequalities in a Global Age to more than 87 students. He reflected on this opportunity as, "awesome, inspirational and beautiful."

Dr. Jay Brown, Associate Professor of Psychology, also reflected on the experience. "Despite having been to China previously, I was able to see so many things that were new and exciting,” said Brown. "The experience definitely enhanced my intercultural awareness and will improve my teaching."

In additional to teaching, faculty were given the opportunity to tour throughout China. They visited the Confucian Temple, Beijing Summer Palace and the Great Wall of China.

Through this partnership program, Texas Wesleyan hopes to continue with opportunities like Teach in China for our faculty and study abroad opportunities for our students.

For more information on study abroad, please visit the Study Abroad information page. Faculty interested in teaching abroad may find out more information by calling the International Admissions Office at 817-531-5868.‌

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