The Confucius Institute 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 and visit such sites as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, LuZhen—China’s Venice, etc.
You will spend 14 exciting days in Beijing, a city with one of the longest histories and richest cultures.
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!
This program consists of the following main activities:
Beijing, 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, the Tian’anmen Square.
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), founded in 1962, is the top-ranked university in China in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. The majority of its student population is international students.
Participants will stay in special dorms for international students at BLCU .
Students 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.
All 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.
Students 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.
Program 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:
You will be responsible for:
Participants 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.
All 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.
Mandatory international travel insurance ($8.70/week) is required of all participants. Paid by your program fee.
Transient students must pay:
Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad.
Dr. Baotong Gu
GSU Confucius Institute
Citizens Trust Building, Suite 926
75 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303