CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • NTU Summer+ Scholarships
    4/30/2016National Taiwan University writer National Taiwan University by National Taiwan University published by National Taiwan University
    Greetings from National Taiwan University!
    We are pleased to introduce our NTU Summer+ Chinese Studies and offer scholarships to UIUC students.
     
    Please refer to the following section for more information on fees and scholarships.
    Program
    Period
    Original Fees
    Discount/ Waivers dedicated for your university
    Session I:
    7/3-7/30, 2016
    Session II:
    8/1-8/30, 2016
    USD3,450
    USD400 discount for prospective applicants
    Session I:
    6/19-7/23, 2016
    Session II:
    7/25-8/30, 2016
    USD3,950
    Full fee-waivers for 2 students
    (students can choose the session preferred)
    7/3-7/23, 2016
    USD2,950
    Full fee-waivers for 1 student
    l Full fee waivers include tuition, accommodation, study materials, excursions, cultural events and accident insurance.
     
    For full fee waivers, prospective applicants should meet the following requirements:
    Competitive selections require that the applicant should have a strong background of East Asian studies and a good command (upper-intermediate level or above) of Mandarin. Classes are taught mainly in Mandarin.
     
    Competitive selections require that the applicant should have a strong background of East Asian studies and a good command (intermediate level or above) of Mandarin. Classes are taught mainly in English.
     
    Please feel free to refer to the flyer and our website for more details about our Summer+ programs: http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/short-term-programs/ntu-summerplus 
    We would appreciate it if you kindly pass this message to your students or nominate your students to usThe application deadline is April 30, 2016. Thank you. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at ntucie@ntu.edu.tw.
  • ICDI's Annual Retreat
    4/30/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    We would like to invite you to join ICDI's annual retreat on April 30 (Saturday) 10am-5pm at International Studies Building.

    This is our yearly event so don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! We offer fun and interactive activities about intercultural communication, stereotypes, and microaggressions. We will offer interactive simulations in which students will:
       --be aware of their identities
       --assess their biases
       --explore new perspectives
       --engage in deep discussion
       --gain intercultural communication skills

    We cover lunch, snacks and drinks. There is even a chance to win a $20 gift card during our retreat! You are encouraged to invite your friends. You just need to come play, learn and enjoy! All participants need to RSVP before 4/28.

    Check out the Facebook Event! and RSVP Here!

    ** Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Business and Languages in Emerging Markets Symposium
    4/29/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    Business and Languages in Emerging Markets Symposium

    Time/Place: Friday, April 29 / Room 405 Illini Union

    This interdisciplinary symposium will bring people from diverse backgrounds (language instructors, business professionals, and students) together to explore the role that languages and language learning play in emerging markets. The symposium will help to inform business students and students of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) about the importance of learning languages of the countries where global/multi-national companies are located, in order to engage in successful business practices. This symposium will also provide instructors with guidance on designing successful  business language curricula. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of languages for business and will make connections with the real-life implications of learning languages.

    The symposium will consist of a workshop for instructors on creating business language curricula, a keynote lecture, a networking event with local businesses that have ties to international markets, and a student panel discussion. Our workshop facilitator and keynote speaker is David Victor, who is Professor of Management and Director of International Business at Eastern Michigan University. He teaches a range of courses in international business and researches conflict management, international differences in organizational structure, cross-cultural business communication, and the relationship between headquarters and subsidiaries in the multinational corporation.

    9:00-10:30 a.m. Pedagogical Workshop (for instructors)
    11:00 a.m.-Noon Keynote Lecture
    Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00-2:00 p.m. Networking with Business Professionals
    2:00-3:00 p.m. Student Panel Discussion

    The event is free, but registration is encouraged. Register here: http://go.illinois.edu/Bus_Lang_Symposium

  • iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series– Erhuayin in Mandarin Chinese and American English
    4/27/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series– Erhuayin in Mandarin Chinese and American English

     
    Date/time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30-7:30pm   
    Location: AACC Lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
     
    Only heard about Mandarin or Cantonese as a Chinese language? Did you know there are many similarities between Chinese and American English? Want to advance your understandings of cultures behind the languages? Come join us for a fun and interactive session featuring Erhuayin (a special way of pronunciation) in Beijing Hua, which is one of the biggest dialects in China!
     
    Sponsored by OIIR, AACC, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), and Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange
     
    ** Please see the attached flyer for more information.

     

  • Spring Concert: Bridging Cultures
    4/24/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    Featuring Japanese and American choral and instrumental music in folk, classical, and gospel styles

    Date/Time: Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 7 PM
    Location: McKinley Presbyterian Church (809 South Fifth Street, Champaign)

    - Part 1: Music from Japan - Organ & Koto (Japanese harp)
    - Part 2: Choral music from several cultures - McKinley Choir

    **Please find the attached flyer for more information.