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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Qingyuan, China; Wuhan, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CSULB Summer Session Program Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship
Program Description:
Program Dates:  June 28 - July 15, 2019

Course:  ANTH 440: Ethnographic Field School in China

Approximate Travel Cost: $1500 + $180 for Visa (includes accommodations, meals, local transportation, Chinese visa, excursions, and airfare) 

Tuition:  $945

Insurance:  $85

Course Description:  This three week course offers students an opportunity to engage in visual anthropological projects – including ethnographic film, virtual and augmented reality – that document the struggle to preserve cultural heritage among the Miao Minority Peoples in the mountains of southern China. Student-led production teams will collaborate with Chinese college students on VR, AR and film-based oral history projects that will be featured in area National Minority museums, as well as in film festivals and online platforms in the U.S. The course will be taught by Professor Scott Wilson and Professor Steven Rousso-Schindler of the Anthropology Department at CSULB.

For a flyer with full details, click here:  2019_China_Wuhan.png

June 24-27th: Class on Campus at CSULB
June 28th:  Depart LAX for Beijing, China
June 28th:  Continue to Wuhan via Bullet Train
June 29th - July 3:  Orientation, Training and Group Formations in Wuhan
July 4th:  Travel to Guilin by Bullet Train (2.5 Hours)
July 4th - July 7th:  Film/VR Production in Guilin
July 8th:  Return to Wuhan 
July 8th - July 12th Film Completion / Group Work
July  13th - Depart Wuhan for Beijing (Bullet Train)
July 14th:  Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour (Beijing)
July 15th:  Return to Los Angeles from Beijing

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
For more information contact: Professor Scott Wilson at or Professor Steven Rousso-Schindler

Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: March 11, 2019

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.