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.
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 to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
- Chinese language and culture classes
- Traditional Taichi classes
- Traditional Chinese medicine theory class
- Chinese massage, acupuncture and cupping classes
- Traditional Chinese folk dance class
- Chinese chess 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.
The 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. Undergraduate 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 $3,400.00, 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
- All ground transportation, excursions, and entrance fees
- All the meals
- Chinese visa application fee
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport application fee
- Immunization fees
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
December 13, 2019: $500
January 17, 2020: $1,500
February 14, 2020: $1,400 remaining balance due
Early April: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early May: Tuition & fees for Maymester 2020 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
- 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
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
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303