China: Summer School

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page is for the 2018 program. Updated 2019 program information will be available in summer 2018. Program details may be similar, but are subject to change.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - With more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and the worlds second largest economy, China demands attention. This
dynamic country boasts an ancient civilization spanning millennia, yet leads the world in cutting-edge developments. Chinas most
populous city, Shanghai, radiates elegance, cosmopolitan sophistication, and obsession with the new. Students may either enroll for
the 6-week spring term or opt for an internship. Students taking classes will register for two courses in area studies and/or general
education. Courses will be taught by GVSU faculty as well as faculty from the East China Normal University in Shanghai.

Cultural Information

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The next application period opens August 1, 2018

Faculty-Led
2.0 GPA Required
English Language Requirement
Issue Friendly
Internship Option

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2019

Estimated Program Dates: May 2019 - June 2019
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019 (Opens August 1, 2018)

(6 weeks)

*Disclaimer: Program dates may slightly differ than dates provided

 

Courses

China

Students will register for a total of 6 credits:

PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (3 credits) AND

SOC/WGS 350: Family and Gender in the Developing World (3 credits)

*Internship Option

*Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives and completely fulfills General Education Issues requirement.

Language of Instruction: English

 

Housing

Students will live on campus at East China Normal University.

Cost and Scholarships

China

2019 Program information will available in August 2018

2018 PROGRAM COSTS:

Program Fee: $4,600

Includes

  • Round-trip air fare
  • Accommodation
  • Field trips and fees
  • All ground transportation
  • Visa fees
  • Some meals

Other Expenses

  • GVSU tuition (6 credits = $3,150)
  • Personal expenses ($300)
  • Additional meals ($200)
  • Passport ($140)
  • ISIC card ($28 - optional)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $8,418

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS:

Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad adviser can help you create a funding plan.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT  (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

SEIDMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: offers a study abroad scholarship for SCB majors who wish to participate in a qualified study abroad or international internship program.  Awards are based on program costs and financial need.  Apply online using GVSU MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/3103

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.

FINANCIAL AID:

To contact the Financial Aid office, email finaid@gvsu.edu with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

Financial Aid FAQs

Eligibility

Open to all undergraduate majors.

2.0 GPA required.

GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to Non-GVSU Students.

Additional Information

Excursions

Exciting and extensive field trips include: Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and more.

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CDC Report

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US State Department Information

The first step to an international trip is to read our Traveler’s Checklist to find out things to consider before you go. Pay special attention to our safety and security information and assess for yourself the risk of traveling to a particular country or region.  Some U.S. citizens with special considerations – such as students, women, and LGBTI travelers – may face additional challenges when abroad.  If you do decide to travel, make a plan for what to do if something goes wrong overseas.

Checkout US State Department Information For China

Contact Information

Spring/Summer 2019
Geling Shang
Program Director
shangg@gvsu.edu
Yan Yu
Program Director
yuy@gvsu.edu

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