mous mountains and a wetland park and lakes in eastern China, students will gain skills in field botany and knowledge of wetland and mountain vegetations, and plant biodiversity and its uses in China.
**Please note that you may see this flyer around NC State's campus. Since printed the dates have been updated. The program dates are now 7/1/2017 - 7/22/2017. Please contact the Faculty Director if you have questions. **
After the program dates have ended, students can choose to stay in China and travel with Dr. Xiang to Beijing. If students are interested in adding this to their experience, please indicate it in your application and correspond with Dr. Xiang.
PB 495/595: Plant Resources, Ecology, & Culture, 3 credits
This course will examines natural plant resources of Eastern Asia and explore Chinese culture and religions in eastern China. It combines classroom and field exercises. Lectures on plant systematics, plant biogeography, ethnobotany in China, and wetland and lake ecology will be given in classrooms at NCSU and Zhejiang University. There will be time for field trips to Xixi National Wetland Park, One Thousand Island Lake, Tianmu Shan, Qiuyun Shan, and Huang Shan. Field trips to each of the mountains and adjacent field sites will include visits to temples and villages. Equal or double number of students from Zhejiang University will join the class for nearly the entire period to interact with NCSU students except the last two days visiting to Suzhou and Shanghai. Students from the class are expected to gain skills in field botany, including plant identification, collecting and preparing specimens, knowledge in wetland and lake ecology, plant diversity, and uses in eastern China, as well as experience and knowledge in Chinese culture and religion.
Payment & Financial Aid
Payment for this program should be made directly to the Department of Plant Biology, not to the Study Abroad Office. Any questions about payment should be directed to Program Director Dr. Jenny Xiang.
A few scholarships (ranging from $500-$1000) are available to those who apply and are accepted in the program, but have difficulty paying the full tuition. To apply for the scholarship, please write a letter to Dr. Jenny Xiang at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating how this course will benefit your career goals or college degree, and provide some evidence of the need for financial aid.
Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.
Dr. Xiang will also be giving out individual scholarships. If you are interested, please contact her.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.