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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Xi'an, China; Zhengzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2019 02/08/2019 ** N/A 05/10/2019 06/07/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
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Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Dorm, Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
USG Asia Council Summer Study Abroad in China
May 10 - June 7, 2019 | 6 Credit Hours
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 may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

This program is a collaborative program co-sponsored by Valdosta State University (VSU), Dalton State College (DSC), and the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia (USG). The program's main host institution is Zhengzhou University (ZZU) in Henan province of the People's Republic of China. Students may choose from many courses taught by USG faculty members. Courses offered include: criminal justice, communication, education, English, history, political science and sociology. Students will also particiapte in supplemental field trips, excursions, host family visits, and cultural enrichment classes. All courses are taught in English.

In addition to compelting the online application, students must also compelte the paper application and submit it to the Study Abroad Programs Office (Dahlberg Hall, 3rd floor) in person or via email to mystudyabroad@gsu.edu.

There may be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning for debriefing. Please note: the University System of Georgia reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

May 10: Leave Atlanta
May 11: Arrive in Beijing
May 12: Visit Summer Palace, Great Wall and Olympic Game Site. Class tour of Beijing Police Museum, Free time in Wangfujing shopping area in the evening
May 13: Tour Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, Tiananmen Square, National Museum, the Forbidden City, and visit Qianmen Shopping district in the evening
May 14: Tour of Lama Temple, Confucius Temple and Imperial Academy in the morning, and visit Temple of Heaven, shop in Hongqiao Pearl Market in the afternoon. Take an evening high-speed train to Xi'an, check in hotel Xi'an
May 15: Visit Terra Cotta Worriers Museum; free afternoon and evening
May 16: Biking on Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Xi'an Art Museum. High speed train to Zhengzhou in the evening
May 17: Welcome meeting and meet your student buddies and visit University History Museum in the afternoon
May 18: Class day
May 19 Free day, host family visit in the afternoon
May 20: Class day, afternoon cultural enrichment class 1
May 21: Class day, afternoon cultural enrichment class 2
May 22: Visit Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng and watch a Kong Fu show in the morning, and tour Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang in the afternoon
May 23: Class day, afternoon cultural enrichment class 3
May 24: Class day, afternoon cultural enrichment class
May 25: Yuntai Mountain UNESCO World Geological Park
May 26: Free day
May 27: Class day, afternoon cultural enrichment class 4
May 28: Class day
May 29: Trip to Kaifeng city, visit Qingming River Park, Kaifeng City Museum
May 30: Class day, afternoon cultural enrichment class 5
May 31: Class day
June 1: Visit Lang Yuehui Middle School in the morning and celebrate International Children's Day with school students
June 2: Free day
June 3: Exam day
June 4: Take a train to Shanghai, group lunch, visit Shanghai Museum and People's Square, group dinner boat ride
June 5: Free day
June 6: Visit Oriental Pearl Tower and Pudong Area in the morning, Yuyuan Garden and the Chenghuang Temple shopping district in the afternoon; Acrobatic Show in the evening
June 7: Return to Atlanta

Accommodations

Students will stay in hotels and a university guest house.
Any student of the University System of Georgia in Good Academic Standing (2.0 GPA) is eligible to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • 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.

For USG participating institutions, Students register and pay their courses at their home institution. Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 6 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. The 2019 program offers courses in Communication, Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Political Science and Sociology. For a complete list of course descriptions, please visit the program's website.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,850, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Most meals
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • Group cultural events & excursions
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Course materials
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
For more information about payments, please visit the program's website.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Smog exposure

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu