WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College is pleased to announce that there is still time to sign up for the trip to China in the spring of 2011. Adjunct Instructor Taryn Sveet will be teaching a humanities class in the spring of 2011with the highlight being a trip to China, which is open to the public, not just WSC students.
"WSC is offering a humanities class next year, studying the history and culture of China, called ‘Business and Culture in China' with a travel component," Sveet said. They'll be working through a company that specializes in alternative spring breaks and alternative study tours.
"The main reason we want to offer this class is because China is a major world player especially in economics so it is a great opportunity for the students and community to learn about another culture as well as gain a great competitive edge in the job market if they possess knowledge of the business practices seen firsthand," Sveet said.
"We are still working on getting more students and community members involved. The more people to go on the trip the better," said Kim Weismann, WSC Instructor of Communication and Speech and Language Pathology Assistance Program Coordinator.
Traveling from March 7 to 18, cost of the trip will be $3,200, which includes transportation, lodging in hotels with private bathrooms, a full time native tour director and most meals. "We're looking to get as many as we can to go," Sveet said. "If we get 48 people, we'll get our own bus. Otherwise, we'll share a bus with another university. The only things not included are tips, a few meals, any extras, and the price of a passport and travel visa."
Fundraisers are currently being planned with the Computer and Business Club at WSC. "Some fundraisers include selling beef sticks, creating and selling WSC 1st Edition of the Digital Cookbook, and an art silent auction which will include WSC art students' pieces," Weismann said. "These fundraisers will help offset the cost of the trip for WSC students."
To register or to get more information, contact Sveet at 774-4526 or Weismann at 774-4503. There is a website (www.efcollegetours.com) that you can visit to get more information, but to register for the tour, you need a tour code, which the instructors will give to those who call them. They encourage anyone who may be interested in traveling with them to get their passport updated or, if you don't have one, to apply now. "Passports take up to six months to get," she said. "It could take longer, depending on how backed up they are."
"We need everyone to be signed up November 15 for the trip," Weismann emphasized.