***This program will not run in 2017 but is expected to return in 2018.***
"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
Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network
. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for the password.
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.
Please click the link for the Sport and Exercise Science
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations
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.