|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term Abroad||Year||Application Deadline||Decision Date||Program Start Date||Program End Date|
** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
|Language of Instruction:||Chinese, English||Program Type:||GSU|
|Program Director:||Dr. Baotong Gu||Sponsoring College:||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Sponsoring Department:||Confucius Institute||Credit Type:||GSU Credit|
|Credit Level:||Undergraduate Credit|
- Lectures on cross-cultural communication topics
- Chinese language instruction
- Lectures on Chinese culture & society
- Cultural explorations
Beijing, the capital of China, boasts of a rich cul-tural heritage as well as a burgeoning global busi-ness environment. With a history of over 3,000 years, Beijing has some of the most well-known historic sites, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Tian’anmen Square. You will have a chance to visit these world-famous cultural heritage sites as well as to explore Beijing’s historic hutongs, the Bird Nest (site for the 2008 Olympic Games), the Water Cube, the National Grand Opera House, etc.
Shanghai, the commercial and financial center in China, is a city that combines traditional Chinese culture with Western cultural elements. Evolving initially from a seaside fishing town, today's Shang-hai is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. You’ll explore part of the 2010 World Expo: the China Pavilion, the well-known Yuyuan Garden and the adjacent shop-ping center, and the historic town of Zhujiajiao. You’ll also have a chance to explore some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world as well as cruise on the storied Huangpu River while marveling at the plethora of architectural wonders that line the river side.
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), founded in 1962, is the top-ranked univer-sity in China in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. The majority of its student population is international students.
For more information, click here to view the program brochure.
Eligibility: The course is open to all fulltime students at all levels, both undergraduate and graduate. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Basic Chinese language skills are helpful, but not required.
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Courses and Credit: Students wishing to receive academic credit for this program should register for ENGL 4200, Study Abroad in China (undergraduate) and ENGL 8900 Study Abroad in China (graduate) for May-mester 2014. All participants will attend mandatory orientations at the GSU Confucius Institute. Course credit will be three hours. Non-GSU students should follow their institution’s guidelines concerning transfer credits.
Costs: Program costs may vary at any time due to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.
The Hanban Scholarship: This GSU Confucius Institute scholarship will cover the following expenses in China:
- Some of the meals
- Tuition in China
- Admission tickets
All participants accepted into the program are automatically awarded this scholarship provided that they register for and study in one of the non-credit Chinese courses offered by the Confucius Institute. No separate application is needed.
- Program administration fee
- Airfare for Atlanta—Beijing, Shanghai—Atlanta (usually around $2,000)
- International travel insuranc
If you are a non-GA resident student, you will receive the in-state tuition rate for the study abroad course. There is a $250 fee attached to this study abroad in-state tuition waiver. This waiver does not happen automatically. Please first register for the course and then let your Program Director know you are a non-GA resident.
Preliminary Dates and Deadlines:
Feb. 14: Application due
Feb. 15-19: Interviews with GSUCI Director
Feb. 20: Notice of acceptance decisions
Feb. 25: Deposit of $500
March 1: 1st installment of program fee due: $1,000
March 10: 2nd (final) installment of program fee due: $700
(total program fee: $2,200, covers airfare, program administration, international travel insurance and misc.)
March 28: First Mandatory orientation (Confucius Institute)
May 9: Pre-departure orientation
Contact: Dr. Baotong Gu, The Confucius Institute
Office: Citizens Trust Building, Suite 926, 75 Piedmont Ave