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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2019 12/05/2018 ** N/A 05/14/2019 05/29/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Dorm
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Jianhua Wu Sponsoring College: College of Education
Sponsoring Department: Kinesiology and Health Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Study Abroad in China: Sport and Exercise Science
May 14 - 29, 2019 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Program Directors: Dr. Jianhua (Jerry) | Sports Arena G 16 | 404-413-8476 |

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. 

Students at the Great Wall of China 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 massage classes. Participants will also have plenty of opportunities to interact 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.

Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China 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.

Itinerary highlights include:

  • Chinese language and culture classes
  • Traditional Taichi classes
  • Traditional Chinese medicine theory class
  • Chinese massage, acupuncture and cupping classes
  • Traditional Chinese folk dance class
  • 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.)


Participants will stay in comfortable, double occupancy dorm rooms at the International Student House at Beijing Sport University, our host university in Beijing, China.
Sport & Exercise Science in China study abroad participantsThe program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in all majors who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University. 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. Undergradaute students should register for KH 3680 and graduate students should register for KH 8680. 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 $3,200, 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
  • All meals
  • All ground transportation, excursions & entrance fees
  • Selected city orientations
  • Chinese visa fee
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Payment Schedule
December 12, 2018: $500 deposit due
January 18, 2019: $1,500 payment due
February 15, 2019: $1,200 Remaining balane 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 availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requriements
  • 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.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE Students particpating in GSU-sponosred 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 and smog exposure
  • Medium to long distance walking my be necessary

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.

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 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