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By:Concordia University Irvine: Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program <yi.schuler@cui.edu>

This is a Master's degree program that incorporates one-year salaried English teaching positions in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kumning and their neighboring cities. Compensation details are shown below.

MAIS Program Information:

Concordia University (Irvine)’s Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program is an extraordinary opportunity to cultivate academic, cultural, research, and language skills alongside practical work experience in China – all in just one year. The MAIS program exemplifies Concordia’s mission as a Christina university, which encourages students to engage people and cultures worldwide.

After a summer of intensive courses at our Irvine campus, you head to China and immediately start living, working and studying in China. MAIS prepares you to work in China, conduct research for your Capstone Project, and negotiate living on your own in a new culture. You will concentrate in International Business, International Education or International Development, and live in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kunming or their neighboring cities, which are among China’s most important historical, intellectual, cultural and financial centers.

As a result, you will have unique opportunities to build personal and business relationships; globalize your professional resume with international experience and expertise; travel to ancient destinations, futuristic metropolises and cultural wonders; discover and pursue new interests, passions, and dreams.

Program at a glance:
 Academic degree program (MA degree) with Concordia University Irvine
 Concurrent China employment with full benefits (teaching English or teaching a subject of your strength in English)
 Cities to work at in China: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Kunming and other cities
 Three concentrations to choose from: International Business, International Education and International Development
 Accelerated program: 12-18 months to complete
 One summer semester on US campus, with the rest of the semesters in China
 Supervision and support from our representative office in China
 TESOL certificate awarded before going to China
 No prior Mandarin language skills required (proficient Mandarin-speaking applicants will benefit by opting out of the Mandarin course, though)
 Cohort-based program that starts every June
 Networking opportunities and more
 Field thesis research in China
 Dual MAIS/MBA degree program available upon additional request
 No GRE/GMAT required

China Employment Benefits:
• Monthly salary (amount is dependent upon qualifications and placement)
• Housing or housing allowance
• Legal work visa in China
• Reimbursement of round economy class air ticket (China-US)

Ideal applicants:
• Hold a bachelor’s degree before cohort start in June, 2013;
• Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
• Must be native English speakers (employment requirement in China)
• Background clearance by FBI or equivalent for teaching/ interacting with students
• Desire to teach in a new cultural settings
• Are prepared to learn, serve, and lead
• Possess cultural sensitivity, responsibility, diligence, resilience, independence, and ethical character

With the MA degree in hand, MAIS alumni are currently engaged in:
• Doctoral/advanced professional studies
• NPB/NGP Work
• US Foreign Service
• Mediation/conflict Resolution
• International Education
• Corporate & Workplace Training
• Global Marketing & Consulting
• Multinational Import& Export
• Entrepreneurial Ventures

Tuition cost for MAIS program (based on 12-18 month completion time):
• $590/unit (a total of 38 units. Do note that tuition rate is subject to increase annually)
• Total estimate cost including accommodations during the first summer semester on campus: $24,263

Teaching compensation and benefits vary from school to school, dependent upon your own location/level preferences and your qualifications.

How to apply:
To apply, please go to: cui.edu/applyonline
To request additional info, please go to: cui.edu/MAISRequestInfo
For more info, visit our website at: cui.edu/mais

Application Deadline:
Early application deadline: Dec. 1, 2012
Regular deadline: March 1, 2013
Contact Info:
Dr. Yi Schuler at mais@cui.edu, or by phone at 949 214 3376.

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