Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science
"My encounters with the natives of China that I met on campus and while exploring Beijing were truly amazing. The warm embrace and great hospitality were one of a kind and I really appreciated how we were accepted without hesitation. Everywhere we went there was always someone welcoming us with opens arms and a smile." - Brandon, Summer 2014
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Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science provides a unique opportunity to students who are interested in learning an international perspective on sport and exercise science. Participants will experience a two-week cultural immersion at Beijing Sport University, our host university in Beijing and the top university on sport and exercise science in China.
Participants will explore Chinese culture by taking Chinese language and history classes, Taichi classes, and traditional Chinese medicine and message classes. Participants will also have plenty of opportunities of interacting and playing sports with Chinese students. In addition, participants will visit historical and cultural sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the temple of heaven, and the Olympic Plaza, among others. Participants will learn the similarities and differences in sport/exercise and its cultural influence between China and the U.S., and also study the impact of the Beijing Olympic Games on sport and exercise in China.
Participants will stay in comfortable, double occupancy rooms at the International Student House at Beijing Sport University, our host university in Beijing, China.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Education. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
Credits & Courses
Participants who successfully complete the program’s KH3680/KH8680 courses (International experience in sport and exercise science) will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for KH3680 and graduate students should register for KH8680. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,699, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
• Round-trip airfare
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
• All the meals
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
• Chinese visa application fee
Price Does NOT Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Passport application fee
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
February 15, 2018
: $500 deposit due
March 15, 2018
: $500 payment
April 2, 2018
: Program cost charged to student account
Early May 2018
: $1000 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Maymester. Study Abroad Scholarships posted by this date.
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Funding & Scholarship Info
Georgia State University students may eligible for the IEF Scholarship
or the Global Experience Scholarship
. Visit http://mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/funding-study-abroad
or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 to learn more about scholarships & financial aid for study abroad.
Students interested in applying should click the "Apply Now" button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application.
: please see the Transient Students tab on the How to Apply page of our website
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.
• Chinese language and culture classes
• Traditional Taichi classes
• Traditional Chinese medicine theory class
• Chinese message, acupuncture and cupping classes
• Teach English and learn Chinese with Chinese students
• Exercise and play sport with Chinese students
• Visit historical sites (Great wall, Forbidden city, etc.)
• Visit Olympic plaza (Bird’s nest, water cube, etc.)
• Visit local markets (Silk market, Pearl market, etc.)
Program Director Contact Info
Dr. Jianhua (Jerry) Wu
Sports Arena G 14