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1 ONTARIO-JIANGSU STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (OJS) SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM Dr David Wood Academic Director

2 Jiangsu Province

3 Population of 80 million One of the richest provinces in China One of the highest literacy rates in China (94%) 1.2 million post secondary students Capital City is Nanjing

4 Jiangsu Universities ( Ranking in China ) Nanjing University (5) Nanjing Normal University (52) Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (36)

5 Jiangsu Universities Soochow University (37) – Yangzhou University (57) – Jiangnan University (73) – Jiangsu University (79) –

6 Jiangsu Universities Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University – Changzhou University (formerly Jiangsu Polytechnic University) – Nanjing Arts University – Nantong University –

7 Summer Research Program Application Open to both Graduate and Undergraduate Students Completion of 2 years of study in Canada Nominated by home university Pay tuition at home university International Students may participate – No scholarships available

8 Summer Research Program Application Minimum of 3 Months – May-August Scholarship of $2500 Research Linkage??? – Faculty Supervisor at home university and faculty member in Jiangsu – Agree on research program – Letters from both faculty with application

9 Summer Research Program Application No Existing Research Linkage??? – Statement of research interest Approved by Faculty member at home university – OJS will assist student to identify a supervisor in Jiangsu Complete Summer Research Program Application Form – Submit to Home University

10 Summer Research Program in Jiangsu Jiangsu Universities are in Session in May and June – Possible to take some courses – Work directly with a faculty supervisor as part of a research team – Chinese Language Courses also available Credit Transfer is responsibility of Student and Home University

11 Why China?? Emerging political and economic power Understanding the language and culture Enhanced job prospects Cultural travel/tourism opportunities – One of greatest world cultures with long history Great Wall and Forbidden City--Beijing Terra Cotta Warriors—Xi’an Nanjing one of first capitals of China—Ming Dynasty Tombs— City Walls—Purple Mountain—Sun Yat Sen Living Costs – Accommodation on campus (approx $60-$100/month) – Meals on campus (approx $25-$70 depending on Chinese or Foreign cafeterias)

12 Why China? FINANCES – Rent (student residence)1000 Y – Student service fee)various – Student cafeteria600 Y – Groceries100 Y – Phone (basic)100 Y – Public transportation100 Y – Travel300 Y – Postage50 Y – Books20 Y – Other entertainment200 Y Total monthly expenses CA$ Health Insurance600/Y

13 Accommodation

14 Why China? WEATHER Average Annual Temp is C Cold winters and hot summers Spring and Fall are very nice Summer is rainy season – Lack of central heating/AC FOOD – Lots of variety both on and off campus – Be adventurous – Fast food—McDs, Pizza Hut, KFC, Coffee Shops – Good Beer

15 Why China?Beijing

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17 Why China?Nanjing

18 Why China?Suzhou

19 Why China?Yangzhou

20 Why China?Zhenjiang

21 Why China?Culture

22 What Next?? Apply to your home university first Selected student applications forwarded to OJS Program Office by home university by Jan 31, 2014 – Must list three universities – Placements considered by Academic Directors in February- March – Successful applicants advised by early April 2014 Orientation Session – Will be held in MAY 2014 at York University Program Commences September 2014

23 What Next?? More Information – Contact me at Contact Emily Zhao at the Program Office at


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