The Summer Course Series on "Global Climate Change" is jointly organized by Xiamen University and San Diego State University, which is designed especially for university undergraduate or graduate students from these and other institutions, such as Taiwan Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan Ilan University, Fuzhou University and Fujian Normal University, every summer from 2012.
Summer school combines course study with field trips as well as cultural study together. Students work as a group for the topic of choice decided by the group members. A group topic can be broadly defined in climate change science. A student will research and report on an area that cohesively integrates into the group topic. Every student must present to the class with a 5-min PowerPoint presentation. As a group, students should also prepare to answer questions following the presentations. PowerPoint files and a written report should be submitted.