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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Chengdu, China; Shanghai, China; Xi’an, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2019 06/08/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Megan Trickler Program: Ambassador
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Faculty Advisor: Du, Haili
Supporting Department: Modern Languages Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Hours: 3.0
Payment Value 1: 100
Program Description:



Program Description:

This vibrant and comprehensive program allows students to experience many aspects of China. Guided by a native of Shanghai, students will explore 4 very different cities in this giant and diverse country while focusing on the country’s culture, language, history and business.
BEIJING –Culture 
The best place to go to absorb Chinese culture is the capital city, Beijing. It is home to some of the finest remnants of China’s imperial past. Students will stay in a local high school and interact with the local students, hike the Great Wall of China, and tour the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace, as well as taste the most famous Beijing Roast Duck.

XI'AN– Language  & History
Located in Northwest China, Xi’an was the national capital for 13 dynasties.  Students will visit the tomb of the first Emperor (Qin Shihuang) and the Terracotta Warriors Museum, as well as other famous historical sites. Students will also have a valuable opportunity to interact with Chinese students at Shaanxi Normal University.  They will participate in Chinese art classes, such as Chinese calligraphy, sculpture, ancient Chinese instruments, and shadow puppetry, and also attend Chinese language classes.

This quiet, slow paced city, is home to the world’s largest panda research center, which cares for over 80 giant pandas, as well as red pandas and other rare animals, in a natural habitat. The students will also visit the serene home of national poet Du Fu and watch the magical face changing Sichuan Opera .
SHANGHAI – Business
A city of 18 million people, Shanghai plays an important role in China’s economic development. Students will tour the GE Research Center, visit the Shanghai Museum, and take a tour of the Huangpu River and Pearl Tower.
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Academic Course Information:group china

Students of all different majors can benefit from this program and are welcome to join. Students will register for a 3.0 credit hour class, ML 3500 or CHI 3500 Students are encouraged to take Chinese 1010 and 1020 before this program. Three meetings will be held before the departure, the third one will include the family members of the participants for meeting the group and asking questions.

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About the Faculty Program Advisor:

Haili with warriors  Haili Du is a lecturer of Chinese in the Department of Modern Languages. Born in Shanghai, Professor Du has B.A. in English Literature from Shanghai Jiaotong University and M.B.A. in Finance from Wright State University. She has been teaching Chinese at WSU since 2000.  With her better understanding of both western and Chinese cultures, Professor Du believes she can bring the students to see the multi-facets of China but can also make students feel at home.

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Meals and Accommodations:

 In China, students will share housing with other students participating in the same program and will be accommodated in local hotels, hostels, dormitories and occasionally a night train (with bunk beds) while traveling between cities.  Students will have plenty of opportunities to explore the cuisine of the regions, though western food is also available.
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 All program participants must have a 2.5 overall GPA or higher, and participate in an interview with the instructor.
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Getting There:

Students will coordinate with Professor Du buy airfare to ensure the group will travel together.   
Student are fpandaree to arrive early or stay later but should be aware they are not part the program during those times and are not covered by WSU insurances.
UCIE recommends the following travel agencies that work with university students:  STA Travel and Student Universe.  They may be able to offer payment plans.

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Program Costs:

This includes housing, all transportation within China (air, train, etc.), entrance fees, evening show tickets, some meals, and health and accident insurance. Not included: airfare to and from China, tuition, some meals, passport application costs, and Chinese Visa (approx.$200).

To officially reserve a spot on the program, you will need to pay an application fee of $100 and a program deposit of $500 upon application.
$850 is due on February 1st.
$850 is due on April 1st.

All payments are non-refundable.
The UCIE reserves the right to adjust the price up to 10%.

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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact the Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at to schedule an appointment and learn about your specific situation.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad, there are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.  

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Passports and Visas:

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

If you are participating in a WSU Ambassador Program, you are automatically covered with UHP International Insurance through University Health Plans.  
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)
E190 Student Union

Program Coordinator:

Megan Trickler
Education Abroad Coordinator


Faculty Program Advisor:

Haili Du
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