***About the Field Trip***China has some of the world's fastest-growing cities. By joining a fieldwork expedition to Beijing, China from September 3 - 17, 2017, you will encounter urbanization from the ground up. Students in the International Urbanization Seminar often describe the trip as an eye-opening experience.
If you plan to apply for the Beijing studio, complete the full application below. The course and the fieldwork trip have limited enrollment and will be filled on a rolling basis. The earlier you submit your application, the greater likelihood you will be able to secure your spot.
Stanford University and the Human Cities Initiative will subsidize your stay and travel within Beijing, including double occupancy hotel room for 14 nights, airport transfers to and from the hotel, the opening and closing dinner banquet, and group cultural activities.
IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for covering their own roundtrip airfare to and from Beijing Capital International Airport, all meals during the trip except opening and closing dinner, ground transportation except airport transfers while in Beijing, obtaining a China visa, and completing health immunizations as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china
If you require financial assistance, we will consult the Office of Financial Aid to determine whether you are be eligible for an supplementary stipend of up to $800.
***Information Session***We will hold a mandatory orientation during Spring Quarter 2017 for all Beijing studio participants. If you cannot make this event because you are studying abroad, we will arrange for you to meet the instructors via teleconference. Once you commit to the trip, we ask that you honor your commitment and refrain from last minute cancellations, as this would prevent those on the waitlist from benefiting from the trip.
***Autumn Course Enrollment***As a participant of the Beijing studio, you are required to enroll in the International Urbanization Seminar (URBANST145 / CEE126 / EARTHSY138 / IPS274) in Autumn 2017 for a letter grade to allow you to continue the work that you start over the summer while in Beijing with your international teammates. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-3PM, and a weekly evening lab on Monday evenings from 4:30-7PM. All three time slots are required - no exceptions.