Nanjing tree trunks clustered together

Nanjing and Shanghai, China- Exploring Forestry and Conservation in China

CONS 449 and FRST 449 | 6 credits

Apply by December 6, 2018

Applications are reviewed as they are received, so early applications are encouraged.

1. Log in to the Gateway online application program

2. Select “Search Experiences” and type "GSP" to explore Global Seminars programs

3. Upload the application form for your selected Global Seminar – see Application documents below

About the course

This course is led by UBC faculty member Dr. Guangyu Wang. 

The “Exploring Forestry and Conservation in China” program contains two UBC courses which provide opportunities for you to examine the current development of Chinese forestry, wood industry, and conservation through indoor lectures, field trips to nature reserves, visits to local industries and plantation areas.

The program content includes:

  • vegetation and ecosystem
  • ecological and commercial forests development
  • biodiversity protection and management in global hotspots within China
  • forest policy and economy
  • commercial plantations
  • products processing
  • wood marketing and international trade, as well as the current development of forestland and forest tenure reform

About the experience

A typical day might include:

  • Indoor lectures/seminars/workshops at NFU’s classrooms
  • Outdoor field trips: visit plantation, national park/nature reserve, cultural and historical sites

Notable environmental conditions: 

  • Half of this program takes place in the forest and the other half in the urban environment
  • It can be hot during the last week of the program
  • Lots of walking and hiking for the 2nd half of the program

Accommodation

You will stay on the NFU campus in standard student dorms. Each bedroom has a shared common area. When traveling, you will stay in a 2-3 star hotel or hostel.

General timeline

The program will take place in and around Nanjing from May 6 - June 1, 2019. Prior to your time in the field, you will be required to attend pre-departure sessions in Vancouver.  

May 6 – June 1, 2018

Eligibility

To be accepted for this Global Seminar, you have to meet both program-specific requirements as well as Go Global’s general eligibility.

Program-specific requirements: 

3rd year standing or above. Students with Forestry and Environmental Sciences background are preferred.

Global Seminars - general eligibility

You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent Winter Session of full-time studies prior to application

You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline) to participate in a Global Seminar

You should have full-time student status (as defined by your faculty) in the year prior to your Global Seminar

You must maintain 70% average prior to your Global Seminar departure

You must have completed or intend to complete the necessary (or equivalent) pre-requisite courses prior to Global Seminar start date

Unclassified students will be considered on a case-by-case basis

You will need to be accepted by the Program Director leading the Global Seminar

Program fees and costs

The program fee is between CAD $2300 - $2500 + 6-credit tuition and flights. The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1,000 Go Global Award.

Program fee includes Program fee DOES NOT include
Accommodation Tuition*
Program-related travel Flight*
Program-related excursions Incidentals*
Meals *depending on program
Go Global fee ($415.00)

*UBC Tuition - Not included. Part of your costs

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to your destination is a separate cost. You are responsible for arranging your own travel. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. All Global Seminars only run if there is a minimum number of students enrolled.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the program fee, immunizations, Visas, etc.

Please contact a Global Seminar Advisor if you have questions about the program fee. Connecting early with an Enrolment Service Advisor will also be helpful in order to plan for your trip.

Global Seminars refund policy

Adjustment on deposits

Students are eligible for an adjustment of their deposit under the following circumstances:

Withdrawal after acceptance in program

  • You are eligible to have your Global Seminar deposit adjusted from $750 to $93.25 (ie: you receive a $656.75 credit)

Withdrawal within 7 days of deposit being posted on your SSC

  • You are eligible to have your Global Seminar deposit adjusted from $750 to $321.75 (ie: you receive a $428.25 credit)

Withdrawal after 7 days of deposit being posted on your SSC

  • The deposit and all remaining program fees are completely non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. 

Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at go.global@ubc.ca.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Pre-departure Policy

UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences.  In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:

  • All UBC Student Safety Abroad requirements
  • Go Global Program-specific pre-departure requirements (includes both online and in-person components)

Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.

Contact

Global Seminars Advisor

Student Advising

Drop in advising - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00pm

Please email go.global@ubc.ca with your student number in the subject line.

Global Seminars Advisor

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed