The program will be tailor-made for a group of approximately 15 students from BIPT and will include instruction in contemporary American culture plus field trips to New York City and Philadelphia. The program will be held over a three-week period between mid June and early August.
The 2014 program will be a combined curriculum of American Sociology and Media, where students flow back and forth between lectures and hands-on workshops to interview subjects, and then write and produce their own media pieces. We are also going to include a workshop on interviewing techniques and how they are different for sociologists and for journalists.
Each week there will be one half-day, class-related field trip plus one open guest lecture on a range of topics related to-American Studies. Montclair State University will issue an official Certificate of Completion to each student who successfully completes the program. Students will not matriculate in Montclair State University, pay regular Montclair State University tuition or receive college credit.
Cultural Field Trips
In addition to the regularly scheduled classes and class-related field trips, the program will include three guided tours in the metropolitan area on Fridays or Saturdays. Field trips may include the New York City highlights such as United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of-Art or the State of Liberty and Philadelphia highlights such as a walking tour of the historical district, the Constitution Center or the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Students also receive a 5-site New York City Explorers Pass which can be used for individual sightseeing on the weekends.
Campus Life- Accommodations, Meals and Recreation
Housing will be provided in an apartment-style dormitory on the campus of Montclair State University with four students per apartment. One or two faculty members may also be housed in the Global Guest House. A meal plan is included which would cover lunch four days per week in the cafeteria. Students pay purchase groceries and basic cooking equipment to cook in their apartments, or purchase other meals in the cafeterias, as they wish. Students receive a Recreation Center membership and will have access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools and gym facilities.
2013 Program Cost: Three-week program: $3,000 ；2013年费用供参考，2014年将根据住宿、课程安排等情况有待调整，变化不会很大。
Items included in the budget:
Double occupancy dorm room for 21 nights nights
12 meals on campus, and 1 group dinner
Orientation packet materials
Instructors and Guest Lecturers Fees
Closing Receptions with Certificates
1 class-related half day field trip, including transportation and entrance fees
3 New York City full-day field trips including transportation and entrance fees
1 Philadelphia full-day field trip, including transportation and entrance fees
Use of Montclair State University Library
Use of Montclair State University Recreation Center
MontclairState Universitytemporary i.d. card and email account
Global Education Center Administrative Fee
Explorer's Passfor 5 New York City sights
Housing for staff in Global Guest House
Short-term U.S. health insurance
Airport pick up or drop off (can be added if all students arrive and depart together)
Items not included in the budget:
Some other meals
Public transportation to/from New York City for personal sightseeing
Expenses of a personal nature