Why study new economies in Malaysia & China?
This program has been modified with a later in-country start date preceded by one to two weeks online. The online portion will include: program orientation; introductory activities to get to know your academic director and local program team; faculty-led sessions; guest lectures to provide the theoretical frameworks for the course and historical background to the sites and partner organizations; readings; preliminary assignments; and discussions about independent study projects and, if applicable, internship opportunities. We will also have online discussions to debrief sessions and prepare you to join faculty, local team, and peers in country.
Independent since 1957, Malaysia is a country of harmonious complexity as well as ethnic, religious, social, economic, and environmental diversity. Majority Muslim, with long histories of Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, and many other religious practices, Malaysia comprises a rich collection of interfaith communities coexisting within a globally dynamic economy. With its Islamic banking model, based on specific ethical standards and regulations, Malaysia plays a unique role in the global financial sector. Witness economic integration up close in historical and political contexts and meet with policymakers, entrepreneurs, and global industry leaders. Homestays with local families play the important role of bringing into focus specific experiences in the context of everyday life. Thematic seminars and the language course, along with the field methods and ethics seminar, also foster deeper connections. As part of your journey, travel to China, then to Singapore or Indonesia, as you consider the future of international relations and global banking in the growing financial centers of Southeast Asia and beyond.
- Examine banking, ethics, and finance in a global and cross-cultural context.
- Understand Malaysia’s trade, politics and the inclusivity of global economies.
- Study and live with families speaking either the Malay or Chinese languages.
- Visit a wide range of Chinese cities with strong trade sectors.
Previous college-level coursework both microeconomics and macro economics as assessed by SIT.