CJ College Offers Study Abroad in China and UK

SHSU Students pose with police cadets from Zhejiang Police College.
SHSU students pose with police cadets from Zhejiang Police College.

The College of Criminal Justice will offer two Study Abroad opportunities this summer in China and Scotland/England.

The trips are specifically designed for criminal justice students, who will get an opportunity to visit and learn about the criminal justice systems in each country. In addition to providing three hours of college credit, the experience also allows students to be immersed in the culture of each destination and visit famous landmarks.

Students visit a prison in the U.K.
Students visit a prison in the U.K.
The Scotland/ England trip, which will be led by Dr. Mitchel Roth, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Travel will include visits to prisons such as Wandsworth and Pentonville, the oldest working British prison, as well as well as tours of museums, the Tower of London, Parliament, and Old Bailey.

While in the United Kingdom, students will visit Bramshill Police College and interact with police officials, probation officers, and other criminal justice professionals. There also will be opportunities to participate in the Jack the Ripper night-time walking tour, take a Thames River boat tour to Greenwich, see the Magna Carta in Salisbury, and visit historic sites like Stonehenge, Cambridge, Canterbury, Bath, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The Study Abroad program stops at famous landmarks like Stonehenge.
The Study Abroad program stops at famous landmarks like Stonehenge.
For more information, contact Dr. Roth at
icc_mpr@shsu.edu,
at (936) 294-1649 or in Room C-221 in the University Hotel.

The 2013 trip to China will be led by Dr. Yan Zhang and is also open to undergraduate or graduate students. This trip will provide criminal justice students with an overview of China’s law enforcement system and will explore historical and contemporary policing issues by participating in exchanges with police cadets, interacting with police professionals, and visiting major and local police departments.

Students are immersed in the cultural of China, like this sand sculpture.
Students are immersed in the cultural of China, like this sand sculpture.
In addition, this course will introduce the students to Chinese culture, customs, and cuisine. Some of the cultural and historic sites to be visited are: West Lake, Linyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda and the National Tea Museum in Hangzhou; Putuo Mountain; Xitang Ancient Town, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower; the Bund (Wai Tan), Nang Jing Road, and Jade in Shanghai; and Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, Huangpu River Cruise and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

For more information, contact Dr. Zhang at zhangyan@shsu.edu or (936) 294-3034.
To reserve a seat in the Study Abroad classes, please complete the CJ Study Abroad application and present a check made payable to SHSU for $100 as a non-refundable deposit by April 1, 2013. The application is available online. To apply, go to www.cjcenter.org/abroad/apply.html

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