Study Abroad 2013
The Study-Abroad-in-China Program takes you to the authentic environment where real Chinese is spoken and used: Beijing, China. You will have a chance to learn everyday Chinese where it’s actually spoken, explore and practice cross-cultural communication in the authentic context, learn kong fu, tai chi, calligraphy, and paper cutting, and go on exciting cultural excursions to such sites as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, LuZhen—China’s Venice, etc.
Spend 14 exciting days in Beijing, a city with one of the longest histories and richest cultures.
Why this Program
Well, why not? What a great way to spend your summer! Besides, we’re paying most of the fees for you: your lodging, your transportation, and your tuition in China, and even some of your meals! You only pay for your international airfare, some of the meals, your GSU tuition and fees, and miscellaneous fees. Plus you get 3 full credits!
The CityBeijing, the capital of China, boasts of a rich cultural heritage as well as a burgeoning global business environment. With a history of over 3,000 years, Beijing has some of the most well-known historic sites, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Tian’anmen Square.
Disability AccommodationsStudents with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
EligibilityAll GSU students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible. However, all those accepted into the program are required to take a non-credit Chinese class offered by the Confucius Institute in the Spring semester of 2013.
Course CreditStudents wishing to receive academic credit for this program should register for Chinese 3395, Study Abroad in China, for the Maymester 2013 semester. All participants will attend mandatory orientation sessions at GSU Confucius Institute. Course credit will be three hours. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s guidelines concerning transfer credits.
Passport and VisaParticipants are responsible for obtaining their own passports. Participants who are U.S. citizens are required to hold a valid U.S. passport with an expiration date six months beyond the date of return.
A visa is required for entry into China. We will use a visa service here in Atlanta and apply for visas as a group via their expedited service.
Physical ExamAll participants must submit a Physician’s Certificate certifying that they are in good health for international travel and study. Please make reservation for your physical as soon as possible.
International Travel InsuranceMandatory international travel insurance ($8.70/week) is required of all participants. Paid by your program fee.
Transient StudentsTransient students must pay:
- $60 application fee. In addition to all the regular costs, transient students will also pay a $60 application fee. (non-refundable)
- Those wishing to receive credit must formally apply for GSU admissions and pay the GSU tuition and fees.
Please see Transient Student page at my.studyabroad.gsu.edu.
CostProgram costs may vary at any time due to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.
The GSU Confucius Institute will cover the major costs of the program. Here is how the costs will be shared between you and the Confucius Institute:
The Confucius Institute will pay for the following costs in China:
- Some of the meals
- Admission tickets
You will be responsible for:
- $250 deposit fee: includes international travel insurance and additional programmatic fees (non-refundable)
- $20 China cell phone & SIM card rental fee (plus charges for calls you make) (non-refundable)
- Airfare between Atlanta—Beijing, Shanghai-Atlanta (non-refundable)
- Visa application fee (plus fees for expediting application) (non-refundable)
- Passport application fee (plus fees for expediting application) (non-refundable)
- All regular GSU tuition and fees