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Sandrine Dikambi

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The Office of International Studies & Programs 
445 West 59th Street
North Hall, Rooms 1101N-1105N
New York, NY 10019

Mailing Address
North Hall, Rooms 1101N-1105N

524 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019 

Study Abroad To
beijing, CHINA
Summer 2013 (May 25-June 25)

“Comparative Public Administration and Criminal Justice: A View from China”
Directors: Maureen Brady Coyle, Prof. Elaine Yi Lu,
and Prof. Hung-En Sung

 (canceled due to low enrollment)  


This is an intensive 31-day socio-cultural immersion program where undergraduate and graduate students will enroll in one to two public administration (PAD) and international criminal justice (ICJ) classes for a total of 3 to 6 credits. The courses are separate but designed to complement each other. Overall, the program will focus on how government institutions in general and the criminal justice system in particular are conceptualized, managed, and evaluated in different cultures. The courses will involve extensive experiential learning, including field activities and day trips.

Course descriptions:
PAD 746-Comparative Public Administration (Graduate):

This course explores the similarities and differences among the public administration systems in governments between the United States and China. The focus will be the institutions for decision-making and service delivery. Also included will be issues of transparency, accountability, participation, centralization/ decentralization, budgeting, performance management and evaluation, and the political and cultural contexts of public administration. Particular attention will be paid to the reconstruction of government institutions in modern Chinese societies, the shift in functions and institutions to manage economies with “Chinese characteristics,” and administrative reforms aligned with globalization.


  1. Good academic standing in the MA or MPA programGood academic standing in the MA or MPA program.


Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

POL 259/LAW 259-Undergraduate

ICJ 702- Graduate

This course will examine the variations in patterns of crime and violence as well as practices of law enforcement, adjudication, and punishment across political systems in the world. Students will use as a baseline the criminal justice systems of the United State and China for cross-national comparison. In the context of this Study Abroad Program, special emphasis will be placed on how the political, economic and social transformations that have taken place in China over the last three decades have had a major impact upon the methods, institutions, and mechanisms used to deal with criminal infractions. Guest lectures by local scholars and first-hand observations of law enforcement and correctional practices will multiply the pedagogical impact of classroom learning.


  1. POL 259/LAW 259: ENG 201 or permission from instructor.
  2. ICJ 702: Good Standing in MA or MPA program.

Field Activities:
Visits to cultural sites, higher education institutions, and criminal justice agencies will supplement classroom learning. In addition, exploration of two major cities (Xian, the ancient capital of several imperial dynasties, and Shanghai, the commercial hub of modern China) and the surrounding areas/cities will help students appreciate the past and future of the Chinese nation.

Students will be housed in the dorms of the Beijing Normal University (BNU) and use its dining facilities during their stay in Beijing. Hotel accommodations will be reserved for trips to Xian and Shanghai.

FINANCIAL AID/Scholarships:
Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program.

Undergraduate students may also be eligible for a Study/Travel Overseas for CUNY Students (STOCS) Scholarship. Inquire at the International Studies and Programs Office for information about STOCS. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the Study Abroad Scholarship at John Jay College. Contact Michael Scaduto for more information at 212-237-8872 or email at

Further information:

For more information, contact Prof. Elaine Yi Lu at, Prof. Hung-En Sung at, Maureen Brady Coyle at or Anderson Rosa at

Applications and deadline:

Applications are available from the Office of International Studies and Programs (1101-1105 North Hall) or you can download it by click here. Application Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2013.

In room 1303 North Hall
ring community hour (1:40-2:50)

  1. Tuesday, February 19
  2. Wednesday, February, 27
  3. Monday, March 4
  4. Thursday, March 7


Estimated Costs for Beijing, China Program:

$ 2,509

Undergraduate Tuition (In State Tuition) **
$ 690 (3 Credits at $230/credit)

Graduate TuitioN FOR MPA STUDENTS (In State Tuition) **
$ 1,200 (3 Credits at $400/credit)

Graduate TuitioN FOR MA STUDENTS (In State Tuition) **
$ 1,090 (3 Credits at $365/credit)

Out-of-POCKET (estimated, not included in program fee)

$ 1,500 Airfare

$ 130 Personal Expenses (cell phone and local transportation in Beijing)

$ 225 Meals (Monday-Friday, to be deposited into BNU meal card)

$ 170 Visa

Estimated costs of attendance
$ 5,224 Total Cost for Undergraduate Student
$ 5,734 Total Cost for MPA Student ***
$ 5,624 Total Cost for MA Student ***

*Program fee includes: Housing, weekend group lunches and dinners (breakfast on your own), field trips/excursions, health insurance and other course-related expenses.

**Tuition: Out of State students will be required to pay tuition at the out of state rate.

***Tuition for two graduate courses (6 credits): Tuition will go up to $2,400 for In-State MPA students and $2,180 for In-State MA students who plan to enroll in both PAD 746 and ICJ 702. Out-of-State students will be required to pay tuition at the out of state rate.