Green Technology & Environmental Sustainability: Wanxiang Fellows Program
Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Wanxiang Corporation & Peking University
Location: Hangzhou, China; Beijing, China
Description:As part of President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong” initiative, the new Wanxiang Fellows Program will send 12-20 Northwestern students to China to work on one of the world’s most important challenges, the development of sustainable green energy technologies. This competitive fellows program consists of three phases: (1) During Spring Quarter of 2012, students will be introduced to environmental and sustainability studies and will visit the Wanxiang America Corporation headquarters; (2) Wanxiang Fellows will spend one month completing two full-credit courses with other Northwestern students in Beijing; (3) Students will continue their studies at Wanxiang Polytechnic in Hangzhou, where they will learn about clean energy science from Wanxiang researchers and will go on various experiential field trips.
Term Notes: 2013 Program Dates: June 24, 2013 (arrival) - August 4, 2013 (departure)
Languages: English, Chinese
Language Requirements:None; however, students take intensive language classes in Chinese during the program.
- Beijing: Shared suites in Zhong Guan Xin Yuan International Students' Dormitory on the Peking University campus
- Hangzhou: Student dorms on the Wanxiang Polytechnic College campus
Program Costs:Please refer to the IPD Program website for cost information.