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The benefits of cultural immersion are invaluable when studying anthropology: it’s an unparalleled way to experience the principles of your field first-hand. Nankai University’s Social Anthropology summer program will introduce you to field research methods while offering a rich and rewarding experience in China.

This 4-week course is an introduction to the basic techniques and skills of collecting field data in cultural anthropology. Topics include the history of anthropological research methods, proposal writing, preparations for fieldwork, ethnographic research techniques, and the ethics of fieldwork. The research skills developed through this program are applicable to many fields; students will come out with keen ability to observe human behaviour and identify social problems – and have the tools to document them.

Students will also have the chance to combine their classroom studies with various cultural activities offered as part of the program. You’ll explore the exciting seaport city of Tianjin, from its ancient Ming and Qing dynasty buildings to the modern Tianjin Eye bridge. These encounters with a new culture and language will help you build an informed perspective on anthropology.

Note: This program has a minimum number of students to run. If the minimum is not reached, then the program will be cancelled. The CLIC office will inform students as soon as it knows if the program has enough students to run. If the program is cancelled, students will be given the option to choose to participate in another CLIC summer program.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate students, preference will be given to students in the field of sociology, anthropology, and ethnology.

See How to Apply page for general CLIC eligibility requirements.

Application Procedure

Apply with your home university to receive your travel grant.

Complete an application with the China Scholarship Council.

Complete an online registration form with CLIC: https://clic-horizons.symplicity.com.

Apply with the host university by filling out an application form and emailing it to [email protected] .

Application Deadline

Travel grant deadlines vary for Canadian universities. Check with your home university CLIC contact.

Noon March 4, 2020 (MST): Application with China Scholarship Council and CLIC online registration

Midnight March 6, 2020 (MST):  Registration with Nankai University


International Student Section
Office for International Academic Exchanges
Nankai University
+86 22 2350 8686, +86 22 2350 9646 (fax)
[email protected]

Discipline: History

Major: Ethnology

Note: This program has a minimum participation requirement and may be cancelled if not enough students apply. The CLIC office will inform you as soon as possible if the program is cancelled.

If this program is not available at your university, contact your home university CLIC liaison and see if they can add it!