Summer Study in Vancouver, Canada
Teaneck, NJ (January 12, 2007) — For college students planning a productive summer, there is a new opportunity to earn six credits in five weeks and spend 10 days in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s newest campus location.
This new and exciting summer program for college students offers five courses. Each course meets for two weeks in New Jersey and 10 days in Vancouver. Students can earn three credits in three weeks or six credits in five weeks.
The travel component to Vancouver departs Friday, June 22 and returns Sunday, July 1. This week coincides with Vancouver’s International Jazz Festival.
The FDU-Vancouver campus is located in the cosmopolitan Yaletown area, full of cafes, restaurants and lively street life. With the best weather in Canada and surrounded by mountains and the Pacific ocean, Vancouver can be explored on foot, by aerial tram or the popular Aquabus.
The summer FDU-Vancouver offering consists of five courses. “Global Communication and All That’s Jazz” will use communications theories to examine the collaborative and improvisational aspects of jazz as complex webs of global conversation. In addition to attending the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the course includes trips to the public radio jazz station WBGO and the Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies.
“The Great Pacific Northwest: Environmental Issues and Cultural Perspectives” explores how culture colors attitudes toward the natural environment and takes full advantage of Vancouver’s Malcom Knapp Research Forest, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, the Gulf of Georgia cannery historic site and the Burnaby Village Museum.
Homeland security and anti-terrorism legislation in both the U.S. and Canada are part of “Terrorism and Emergency Management — a Continental Perspective.” Site visits to emergency management facilities in Canada and the U.S. as well as guest lectures by Canadian and U.S. professionals in the field are included.
The course “Comparative Government — Politics and Policy: United States-Canada” will pay special attention to social policies, health and education systems, immigration, trade and NAFTA. Field experiences include the Parliament and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
In the business arena, “Human Relations in Business & Industry” emphasizes the development of managerial skills, such as working in teams, motivating others, active listening and leadership techniques. Site visits to the offices of a multinational corporation with facilities in New Jersey and Vancouver are planned.
The FDU-Vancouver tuition rate is considerably less than what students pay for summer courses on FDU's main campuses in New Jersey ($525 per credit vs. $772 per credit). Extra Bonus! If you take two courses (one course in each module), you will receive a $200 grant to be deducted from the cost of your second course. The only additional costs are the $1,070 travel fee, which is a one-time fee, whether you enroll in one or two courses; and the course fee for each course, which ranges from $50 to $245 for local travel and admission to field sites. The standard Technology Fee of $11 per credit and the Summer Registration Fee of $11 are applicable to all summer courses offered at the University.
Registration for courses in this special summer program ensures students of a course seat, round trip airfare and accommodations while in Vancouver. Registration opens on January 23, 2007. Students who register for one or two courses will not be required to submit any payments until April 1, 2007 when their one-time travel fee of $1,070 is due. Additional payments (tuition and course fees) are not due until June 1, 2007. Students are encouraged to register early for courses in this program. Seats are limited!
Details of the program and an inquiry form are available at http://www.fdu.edu/vancouverstudyabroad.