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  • Locations: Lanzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Danzhu Wang Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Chemistry Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Learning the Chemistry Globalization Trend through a Culture and Language Prism
May 11-25, 2020 | 3 Credit hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Danzhu Wang | Courtland North 215 | (404)-413-6545 |

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. 

Learning the Chemistry Globalization Trend through a Culture and Language Prism This program is designed to offer students opportunities to learn about global trends in pharmaceutical development through a culture and language prism in an exemplary emerging market: China. During the 2-week program from May 11th to May 25th 2020 in China, formal lectures discussing general topics about pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology including history and developmental trends will be given. Other activities in China will include guest lectures and site visits to institutes/universities and pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs). There will also be formal lectures on Chinese culture and language, which are essential for an in-depth understanding of the global market. This course also arranges excursion trips of cities Xi'An and Xining for students to experience Chinese cultures and history. After the program, students are expected to have a general understanding of the development of pharmaceutical sciences and its trend in globalization, learn about other cultures and gain a general appreciation of how important it is to understand the globalization trend in planning their careers.

Itinerary There will 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 to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

5/11 - Departure from Atlanta
5/12 - 5/13 - Arrive in Lanzhou (Northwest Normal University), settle down
5/13 - Classes begi
5/16 - 5/17 - History trip – Visit Xi'an (city next to Lanzhou), Back to Lanzhou at night on 5/19
5/18 - 5/22 - Classes – stay at Lanzhou (Northwest Normal University)
5/23 - 5/24 - Scientific trip – Visit Xi Ning (city next to Lanzhou)
5/26 - Return to Lanzhou
5/27 - Last day of class, Student presentations and final exam
5/28 - Return to Atlanta


Participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near the host university in Lanzhou.
ChinaThis program is open to undergraduate students who meet all academic requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student 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.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for CHEM4950. This program is equivalent to the undergraduate research activity required for graduation for chemisty major undergraduate students. 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 $3,812, 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
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Travel between cities & local transit
  • Selected city orientations
  • Group cultural events
  • One additional dinner
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
February 1, 2020: $800 deposit with application due
March 6, 2020: $2,000 payment due
March 27, 2020: $1,000 payment due

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
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.
China 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:
  • Possible sun 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.
China 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.


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

This program is currently not accepting applications.